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    vanshi

    5 years ago

    i wanted a brief information for the school h.w. but this is complex....

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    lizheartsu

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I'm in the early stages of planning, but how do you deal with winter and the snow?

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    dewexdewex

    7 years ago

    Could you tell me how large the individual corrugated panels for these tanks are, please? I may get a tank similar to this and I have to make sure the parts will pass through the property, as there's no access to the rear garden other than through the property. Thx.

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    dewexdewex

    7 years ago

    Does anyone supply these tanks with a gutter around them so they can be used as a collection area?

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    RelientOwl

    8 years ago

    Question: How does the water from the roof get to the tank do the water levels just equal out and kinda spill into the tank?
     
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    808bloggerRelientOwl

    Reply 8 years ago

     The water runs off the roof into the feeder pipe and the weight of the water in the feeder pipe creates a siphon and the water just goes up and over into the tank.

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    beecroft808blogger

    Reply 7 years ago

    Great, I was wondering that as well. So the pipe just goes down and then back up, right? Did you provide any kind of clean-outs there? And how do you prevent leaves, etc. from getting in?

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    808bloggerbeecroft

    Reply 7 years ago

    there are no trees near the house for that purpose.

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    rudi138

    7 years ago

    808blogger

    I was wondering where you bought the panels for your tank.

    they look a lot like grain bin panels. Is that what they are?

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    Callum Snowden

    8 years ago

    Wouldnt particularly use plastic pipe (PVC) for high pressure water, maybe for the feed for the pump. for the high pressure side I would use either copper or plastic barrier pipe (JG Speedfit) :)

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    bwpatton1

    9 years ago

    Wow, where do you live that provides this much rain? LOL, this would be a cool system to build, im still trying to convince my parents to put in gutters so we could do rain barrels LOL

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    bwpatton1808blogger

    Reply 9 years ago

    Ahhh, unfortunatley down here in Houston, the rain isnt often enough to provide sufficient water supply.

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    lalalauxbwpatton1

    Reply 8 years ago

    You sure? I don't know what Houston gets for rain, but a water harveting guy in Arizona swears Tuscon, with it's 12 or so inches a year, could more than supply it's own water if they caught it. Unfortunately, we prefer to drain or rivers and aquifers instead.

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    808bloggerlalalaux

    Reply 8 years ago

     i dunno about 12 inches/year to live on. that tank lasts with no rain for about 2 months, and we get 150+inches a year.  Maybe if the guy has a HUGE roof he could do it with 12 inches,

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    lalalaux808blogger

    Reply 8 years ago

    I'm not sure, but I think he's counting commercial buildings, etc. Still, in the desert every little bit helps. Here's his website. http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/

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    bwpatton1bwpatton1

    Reply 9 years ago

    Kudos though, this is a very interesting project, only wished I could build this :(

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    evolvingmonkeys

    8 years ago

    Great work!  I'm looking to build a similar setup - how are you controlling the pump to fill the pressure tank?  I'm going to use this for garden/fruit tree irrigation so I need it to work with my sprinkler controller, any suggestions?

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    808bloggerevolvingmonkeys

    Reply 8 years ago

     there is a pressure sensor on the pump, so it turns on and off based on the pressurized side of the system.