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How to Check Air Pressure in Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tanks

How to Check Air Pressure in Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tanks

For over 50 years, Amtrol’s Well-X-Trol® has been the industry standard in pre-pressurized well tanks. With its innovative design, high-strength steel, and patented Turbulator water circulator device, it provides superior performance for residential water systems. But how do you check the air pressure in this type of tank? Read on for a quick guide on checking the air pressure in an Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tank.

Gather Materials

Before you begin checking the air pressure of your Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tank, make sure you have all the necessary materials with you. You will need a tire gauge, a screwdriver, and an adjustable wrench. It is also recommended that you wear safety glasses while working with the tank to protect your eyes from any debris or sharp objects.

Check Pressure

Once you have gathered all the necessary materials, it is time to check the air pressure of your Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tank. First, locate the air valve on top of the tank; this valve should be closed before checking the air pressure. Then use your tire gauge to check for proper air pressure – most pre-pressurized tanks should have between 20 and 40 psi (pounds per square inch). If your readings are lower than 20 psi or higher than 40 psi, adjust accordingly using a small amount of air from a bike pump or compressor if needed.

Remove Cover Plate

If your tire gauge indicates no air pressure in the tank, it may be time to remove the cover plate and inspect the inside of the tank for damage or defects. To do this safely and properly, turn off the power to the pump before beginning work. Next, remove the cover plate by loosening the screws with a screwdriver; then, use an adjustable wrench to remove the bolts that secure the bottom half of the unit to the top half of the unit. Once these parts are removed, carefully inspect the inside of the tank for signs of damage or corrosion; replace any damaged parts as needed before reassembling the unit and replacing the cover plate securely with screws and bolts previously removed. This procedure should help restore proper functioning to your system if checked regularly as suggested by the manufacturer's instructions.

Regular Maintenance is Key–and Easy to do!

Maintaining an Amtrol WX-203 Well Pressure Tank is essential for keeping it running efficiently and safely over time. Checking its air pressure regularly can help ensure everything is functioning correctly and can help prevent potential problems down the line, like corrosion or leaks due to low air pressure levels inside the tank itself. 

With these steps outlined above, plus regular maintenance checks according to manufacturer instructions, plumbers, general contractors, and homeowners alike can rest assured knowing their residential water systems are running optimally for years to come.

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