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Best Practice for Bladder tank install
Bladder-type expansion tank Best PracticeWhen installing a Bladder Expansion tank into a boiler piping setup, what is the best practice for piping size selection? There are 1/2" and 3/4" tanks available but it seems if the tank hangs 1' or more from its feed (from a T connector), the 1/2" could be an issue at some point. meaning if / when the bladder breaks down internally and the tank fills with more water than when it was new, it would be much heavier. If 1/2 " copper is used, it seems the weight could break 1/2" piping joint easily if extended very far from the "T "of the feed., I am thinking 3/4" is better to support the tanks weight when compromised.. Are there any guidelines to review for piping specs on a given tank? (maybe manufacturers)? Thanks in Advance!
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