I live in australia and hve no mains water supply.
So I have 2 23000ltr (6000gal) corrugated steel tanks. these cost
approx $3000 each.
I need another tank and was wondering If I could make one.
picture of one.
They seem a very simple construction and my estimate is that it would
cost approx $1000 in materials.
Has anyone ever made one?
Plastic tanks of this size are approximately $3000. no cheaper, will
melt in a bushfire and don't look as good as metal to me.
The two tanks I have are riveted with the sems sealed sith silicone/
silastic. No welding required, which would be really hard to do
considering the metal is less than 1mm thick.
Never tried it, but that would be a pretty mean riveting job by hand
methinks. What were you thinking to use? While there are a potful of
them, there's a fair amount of force and the seams will have to be
uniformly tight to have a chance of holding permanently.
What would you propose for the bottom/top and how to form them to fit?
Well I guess if you find them appealing to the eye, then galvanized it is.
I was thinking you could bury the plastic tank, but you would need a pump,
which I assume you already have unless you have these elevated and are using
Then you better use the same size, material, and spacing of rivets unless
you plan on doing some calculations to see how much pressure the riveted
connection will handle. 6000 gal X 8.35 lbs/gal = a lot of force on a
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