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Re: Bladder tank air pressure [Re: bilvihur] #936932
04/13/18 03:02 PM
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Re: Bladder tank air pressure [Re: bilvihur] #936977
04/13/18 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted By bilvihur
Remember, the bladder fills with water, and the air fills the rest of the tank. It's quite possible to have air leaks with an intact bladder.


Okay, can one check the air pressure 'without' draining the tank? And if so, what should the reading be?

If I check it right now the air pressure will read the same as the water pressure, and that doesn't sound right to me.

The back tires on my pickup will read the same psi whether the bed is empty, or has 1000 lbs in it, so I wouldn't expect the water pressure in the bladder to effect the air pressure.


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Re: Bladder tank air pressure [Re: kerk] #936979
04/14/18 12:47 AM
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The tank should be charged with an empty bladder to whatever the cut-in pressure is on the switch. Then, as the bladder fills with water, the tank air is compressed until the cut-out setting is reached. At that point the air pressure and water pressure are the same.
If you put enough weight in the back of your pickup to overcome the springs/shocks, the air pressure in your tires would indeed rise.

Last edited by bilvihur; 04/14/18 10:45 AM. Reason: Weight is weight, regardless of being absorbed by springs.

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Re: Bladder tank air pressure [Re: kerk] #936983
04/14/18 02:55 AM
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Quote:
Okay, can one check the air pressure 'without' draining the tank? And if so, what should the reading be?

You can check the bladder pressure without draining, but it will always be the same as the water pressure

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