Can a thermal expansion tank be installed horizontally?
Considering this, can you install an expansion tank sideways?
Expansion tanks can be installed horizontally. Expansion tanks can be installed horizontally. The recommendation that they are installed vertically is to reduce stress on the (normally copper) pipe, which should be adequately supported even if the tank is suspended vertically.
Also, where should the expansion tank be installed? Your expansion tank can be anywhere on your plumbing system and does not need to be installed in close proximity to the water heater. It is most commonly installed using a “T” at the cold inlet to the water heater. But, functionally, it can be installed anywhere on the cold inlet line.
In respect to this, can I mount my pressure tank horizontally?
Answer; Yes it is a factor, the tanks are designed to sit air stem up or air stem down. Sitting a vertical tank horizontally puts more pressure on the lower parts of the bladder and can cause early failure. If it is full of water at the air stem, then you did rupture the bladder.
Can a thermal expansion tank be installed upside down?
if you install it upside down, then air goes up into the tank, and cann't get out -reducing the functionality of the tank. vertical, opening up is best.