Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 49
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by scooby Makes for a good do it yourselfer's replacement
Local store had in stock. I was concerned about the plastic threads, you need to take care not to strip. First attempt, I used pipe dope. Leaked. Second, I used teflon tape. I wrapped the threaded coupling 10-12 times as suggested in other reviews. No leaks.To prevent rust, I also wrapped the legs in electrical tape as to not to scrap the paint while moving into a tight location. Rubber dipping the legs partially would be something I wish the manufacturer would consider. Just a thought.
October 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gator Product does the job
The pressure tank was replacing same 35 gal tank that went bad after 9 years. Used 1" PVC union to connect and plenty of teflon tape at pipe to tank. The union was a very good idea that I borrowed from someone else from another review on subject product, since it took me three tries to get a seal at the pipe to tank. Having installed this tank for the first time I can understand complaints about damage to plastic threads on tank. The use of a union minimized (maybe, eliminated) possibility of such damage from my point of view in my installation.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pwiczer Flower Pre-charged Pressure Tank
Very happy with this purchase. Purchase and delivery was quick and easy. Installation was easier than anticipated.
January 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by selake Easy to install but be carefull not to crossthread plastic threads
This my second flotec tank. Not sure how old the first was - guessing five years. Installation took me about 2 hours but most ot the time was draining the old tank. Definitely use a union connection in the line so you are not over torqueing the plastic fitting at the tank. I believe it is very important to check the tank pressure at least every 6 months (with the pump off and system drained) as I believe I ruined my last tank by not doing so. Also suggest wrapping bottom of steel legs with electric tape as soon as you take it out of the box to prevent scratching off the paint making them vulnerable to rust especially in a damp basement. Overall installation easy - not really sure why the first one failed - must be that the bladders have problems.
December 19, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CCFF Misleading Capacity
I was shopping around at several locations when I found that Home Depot was about $100 cheaper than competitors for an 82 gallon pressure tank. I thought it was odd but like most price was my primary deciding factor. When I went to get one I found that it's not actually 82 gallons, it's 35 gallons. It is the EQUIVALENT of a standard 82 gallon tank. The product description is "82 Gal. Steel Pre-Charged Tank". It does not include the word equivalent. While the tank is adequate it is not represented accurately.
January 13, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Great tank for the price!
Found the tank instructions to be straightforward and easy to follow. Had my new tank installed and working within an hour, including getting the well pump attached to the top and piped in. Was pleased to see the mounting heights were identical to my previous tank, so no modifications were needed to the system to make it work. Has been working well since I installed in a couple weeks ago.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bo21fifty Tank
Easy to install. The delivery took a little coordination as Estes wanted to charge for delivery
December 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 4eyed Bladder ruptured after 5 years
Worked fine but recently noticed the pump was cycling way too often. Checked the pressure fill valve and water would squirt out due to a ruptured bladder. I discovered that one of my kids had let the air pressure out and probably caused the bladder to burst. New bladder was a little over half the cost of a new tank. Need to check the pressure regularly to prevent this from happening although I've heard reports that is not that uncommon on flotec tanks. Pressure must be checked with the tank empty.
December 18, 2007