The pressure tank on your water system, is to provide a drawdown. The drawdown allows you to use small amounts of water without the pump kicking on each time.
Take the Drawdown Test
- Step 1) Turn on faucet until pump kicks on
- Step 2) When pump kicks on turn faucet off
- Step 3) Pump will build up to pressure & stop (usually around 50-60 lbs)
- Step 4) Begin filling a 5 gallon container, if pump comes on before 5 gallons the tank is causing short cycling & will cause motor damage or pump failure.