Slime Inflator limit

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Old 01-09-17, 04:13 PM
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Slime Inflator limit

Well I looked at lot and canít figure out which forum this should be posted on. So pardon me if this is not the correct forum.

Iíve been trying to pump up the diaphragm in my well pressure tank with a Slime Inflator and it seems to be going very very slow Ė or maybe stopped Ė at about 36 psi. Donít know anything about these inflators. Is greater than 36 psi too much for these? I thought they could go above that. Here is the manual (not really much there to read, all specs on page 2):

http://www.slime.com/uploads/40045_1...structions.pdf

Any ideas about these would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 01-09-17, 04:27 PM
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Old 01-09-17, 04:59 PM
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Your tank should be pressured at 2# below cut in pressure with the tank completely empty of water. If your cut in is 30#, then it should be set at 28# It is often less.
 
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Old 01-09-17, 05:22 PM
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Thanks for the reply Chandler.

I did know of the minus 2 rule (my target is 38) but what I was really driving at is : is there some reason that Slime Inflator can't pump beyond 36? Seems like it should be able to - but I'm not sure.
 
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Old 01-10-17, 04:05 AM
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It is a relatively low volume, low pressure pump, ideally made for bicycles and an occasional car tire pump up. When it reaches its highest practical pressure (not the advertised pressure) it is like beating a drum. No air will move forward into the tank due to back pressure. 38 is a high cut in pressure, IMO. Most factory settings are in the 30# range.
 
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Old 01-10-17, 07:24 AM
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Thanks,that explains it all. I'll switch to something else. Thanks again!
 
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Old 01-10-17, 05:27 PM
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It won't take much volume. I use an air tank fully charged from my compressor to keep mine inflated. That reminds me, I have to do the one in our cabin before the next visitors.
 
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