They come in different sizes. Water is stored with air pressure so that you get pressure and flow without the pump coming on right away. When the pressure drops in the tank, a switch turns on the pump. When the tank is full and pressure at maximum, the switch turns off the pump. Size the tank to your household needs with help from the tank supplier. Too all and the pump comes on pretty quickly. Size it above your needs and you spend more than you need to on the tank.
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Last edited at 5:46PM on 2/7/2014
Tanks come in an array of sizes , By getting a larger tank will stretch the life of the pump motor by fewer starts & stops , What happens when a pump motor starts & stops frequently , The high amps it draws when starting heats up the windings dramatically and before you know it , The motor goes " Poof " , And is expensive to replace , Also by fewer starts & stops , Will lower your electric bill , The best tank to use is a bladder tank which prevents waterlogging the tank , Waterlogging also causes the pump to start & stop frequently , The bigger the tank , The better DANGER ! . . . NEVER use any pressure tank without a safety valve , If a tank explodes , Will cause serious injury , Death & property damage , SAFETY FIRST!!!
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