I need plumbing help. Well advice. Our pressure tank needed air today. Jon brought it up to proper pressure. Then our lines plugged with smuck from the tank. That in turn ruined our bathroom plumbing and clogged our kitchen.
Now the question. What can I do ,cheaply , to break the smuck up before it kills all our plumbing. We have country well water an electric water heater ( which is 1/3 full of smuck) and 1 pressure tank.
Thanks in advance, I can't stand plumbing.
Shouldn't have plugged your plumbing, have you removed the faucet screens or strainers what ever they have? Even your clothes washer has a screen.
Your hot water heater has a drain, they make big pans to drain them. Luckily last time I had to drain one it was in a trailer I just hooked a garden hose up to it and drained it outside. It had a lot of sediment in it, which caused the bottom element to burn out, which with just the top element working caused spike in electric bill.. Easy to change, just need special big thin socket, our hardware plumbing store let me borrow it.
If you have sediment, best advice, water filters, we have two in a row, one for coarse second for fine. The people that put them in put them between pressure tank and gas hot water heater. I think it would have been better placed before the pressure tank. But maybe they had a reason, I'm not a plumber, just pretend to be cause I don't like spending money.
Our house is all copper plumbing, thinking of replacing it with plastic and selling the copper for scrap and buying a dozen Ayam Cemani...Do you think the wife will notice? ?