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How to Tighten the Dip Tube_A

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This procedure shows the disassembly and installation of a dip tube into the pressure pot lid. The images shown have a check valve installed. Not all systems will have a check valve.

  1. Reduce the system pressure to 0 psi. Turn the C-clamp T-handles counterclockwise to loosen them. Pull the C-clamps back so they hang against the side of the pail.
    • Reduce the system pressure to 0 psi.

    • Turn the C-clamp T-handles counterclockwise to loosen them.

    • Pull the C-clamps back so they hang against the side of the pail.

    • Lift the lid up off of the pail.

  2. Put the lid in a bench vice. Use an adjustable wrench and a pipe wrench to remove the check valve.
    • Put the lid in a bench vice.

    • Use an adjustable wrench and a pipe wrench to remove the check valve.

    • Use a pipe wrench to remove the dip tube.

  3. Clean the threads on both ends of the dip tube. Apply thread sealant to the threads on both ends of the dip tube. Install the end of the dip tube into the pressure pot lid. Turn it clockwise until it is tight.
    • Clean the threads on both ends of the dip tube.

    • Apply thread sealant to the threads on both ends of the dip tube.

    • Install the end of the dip tube into the pressure pot lid. Turn it clockwise until it is tight.

    • Put the lid in a bench vice.

    • Install the check valve.

    • Use a wrench to tighten the check valve. use a pipe wrench to hold the pipe if necessary.

    • Tighten the check valve to a minimum of 20 ft lb.

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