I'm gonna take some pics in the daylight and send them off to you (and
maybe post them somehow) but that's a GREAT idea to see if I can put a
You can see the tanks from Google maps so I'll give you the coordinates but
they are too tiny on google to discern much other than they are there.
I'd guess maybe that it would cost as much or more for a 5000 gal tank
to do that as a new one by time paid rigging costs, etc. Certainly for
10X that but in a residential (apparently?) installation it'll be a
major hassle getting it done an all likelihood as compared to the
industrial setting where it was "just bidness"...
$0.02, etc., ... altho I suppose in an area that has requirement for
residential fire water storage there may be some folks around that
specialize so wouldn't be as big a deal as in most areas that don't have
such needs/installations at all commonly.
I've seen ads on craigslist for huge bladders used for storage of water without
a tank. One of these could perhaps be used inside the tank, or in place of it.
On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:02:28 -0600, Pete C. wrote:
That's an interesting idea! I hadn't thought of putting a bladder in. Seems
to me that just might work. If they exist.
I'm gonna call some of these suppliers of water tanks tomorrow and ask
1. All State Tanks Grove, OK 918-787-2600 www.allstatetank.com
Bolted Steel 5,000 to 3 million
2. B & H Tanks Madera, CA 800-464-2951 www.bhtank.com
Corrigated/bolted Steel 1,000 to 150,000
3. Columbian TecTank Kansas City, Kansas 913-621-3700
www.columbiantectank.com Bolted/Welded Steel 4,000 to 2.5 million
4. Glazier & Glazier Penngrove, CA 707-792-9292 na Concrete 5,000
5. Norwesco, Inc. St. Bonifacius, Minn. 800-328-3420 www.norwesco.com
Poylethylene To 10,500
6. RMI Gardena, CA 310-327-5401 www.rotonics.com Polyethylene To
7. Snyder Industries Lincoln, Nebraska 402-467-5221 www.snydernet.com
Polyethylene To 10,500
8. Xerxes Minneapolis, Minn. 952-887-1890 www.xerxescorp.com
Fiberglass 600 to 50,000
Consider replacing the tank. There is a huge stock of surplus food and
chemical processing tankage your can find with internet searches, and
Yellow Pages in some areas. With a bit of luck you may wind up with a
stainless steel vessel of the right size complete with pipe fittings.
Transportation is not a problem as the size you need fits easily on a
flat bed trailer or roll-off. If more than one tank from the surplus
company is available, consider buying two if the $$ look good, and
installing both, keeping the non leaker. When the last steel one
fails, you still will have an adequate storage system.
If it's that small a leak, and the surrounding material is in good shape,
they make screw-in patches for those. It's like a short lag screw with a
rubber washer that you just screw into the hole. Decide the size you need,
then get two: one you think you need and the next larger size too, just in
case. Works well and will stand up to the pressure. Sounds like it's just a
pinhole right now so timing's good.
On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:37:17 -0500, news.eternal-september.org wrote:
That's yet another potentially viable solution.
So far the solution might be:
0. Empty tank and look for the hole on the bottom
1. If small (pin hole size), use a screw-in patch from the inside;
2. If larger, weld a patch plate from the inside;
3. If too large, consider if they make tank-repair bladders;
4. If not, lift the tank, cut off the bottom, & weld on a new bottom;
5. Or, replace the steel tank with a new "poly" tank.
If the leakage is from different places at the bottom, then the best way to
stop the leakage is either to get fix one steel plate as of the same size
at the bottom or change the bottom with new one and this will certainly sol
ve your problem. http://www.greatbasinindustrial.com/maintenance-repairs-an
No idea on stopping your leak, but I'm curious about your water quality.
Water goes bad when it sits around. It grows bacteria, slime, all sorts of nasty stuff.
In your setup the bottom third of at least one tank never drains. Sounds like a recipe for a fungus amongus.
Do you disinfect anywhere? I wouldn't have any qualms about drinking well water direct from the well, provided there's no local contamination. Water that sits in a storage tank is a different story.
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