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  • Best ways to support an expansion tank

    Funny,most aren't supported. Ones that are ,look sad. What's Your way for Vert. or horizontal
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    Funny,most aren't supported. Ones that are ,look sad. What's Your way for Vert. or horizontal
    Usually have to think around whatever is available there.

    Foot plates, all thread, split-rings, galvanized strap etc.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

      I either point them straight up in the air, or straight down, so I dont actually bother supporting them.
      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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      • #4
        Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

        was thinking , It would be soo easy for the Manuf. to install some winged ears to receive
        small threaded rod in either attitude.
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #5
          Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

          if its just a small tank I screw a wing back 90 to some backing and hang in an accessible but convenient spot near the ceiling, then two hole clip the adjoining pipe in a few locations.
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          • #6
            Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

            Wow, I was just thinking about that yesterday. I have done it many ways but usually I will put a short 1x4 vertical on the wall, screw my strap to the 1x4 and stud behind it, then wrap the strap around the tank, join the strap together with ΒΌ" bolts and nuts.
            Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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            • #7
              Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

              I would like to see some examples of different supports. I have 60 water heaters that need expansion tanks installed in the near future.

              James

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              • #8
                Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                Originally posted by James P View Post
                I would like to see some examples of different supports. I have 60 water heaters that need expansion tanks installed in the near future.

                James
                Please post pix of some typical w.h. installs You Have. We'll all learn something new from the great tradesmen here at Ridgid Central
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
                  Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                  Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                  Please post pix of some typical w.h. installs You Have. We'll all learn something new from the great tradesmen here at Ridgid Central
                  Easy with the sarcasm.

                  I have an apartment complex that the city is requiring the installation of expansion tanks. Just need some ideas on the best way to mount them.

                  James

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                    we have private water. a well. i put the welltrols on a shelf up next to ceiling. laugh if you want but it frees up a bunch of floor space. i sell a lot of them by just asking people if they would like it moved. could they use the space. they do and they can. breid..............

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                      Here is a crap-tastic way to support an expansion tank
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                        Here's one of many examples to support a horizontal application.

                        We aren't allowed to use plastic anymore, hast to be metallic and it doesn't matter how thin the metallic type is.

                        Here's a self-supporting technique.

                        Here's another but like I stated, metallic strapping is required now.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                          I try to make a habit of hanging them down using threaded fittings. Never horizontal. I find it best to keep the bladder wet at all times for a longer life.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                            I think an St-5 takes a 12" IPS unistrut clamp. This is the best way I have found to mount one.

                            Have a good day!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Best ways to support an expansion tank

                              When i worked on the west coast, i used a single earthquake

                              strap kit and bolted to a wall stud ! :d
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