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Troubleshooting Expansion Tank

Dairon421
Dairon421 Member Posts: 78
Is there any other way to tell if the expansion tank is bad besides knocking on it?

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,433
    Much better! Remove the tank and check the precharge pressure using the schreader valve.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
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    STEVEusaPA
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,966
    Zman said:

    Much better! Remove the tank and check the precharge pressure using the schreader valve.

    That’s pretty much the only way.

    Same people who knock on expansion tanks must’ve learned it from knocking on oil tanks..
    steve
    Intplm.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,417
    Dairon421 said:

    Is there any other way to tell if the expansion tank is bad besides knocking on it?

    Can sometimes push on the stem of the schrader valve. If you get air the bladder is most likely intact. If you get water, it's time to change it.
    ZmanDZoro