Articles about "Water Tank Installation"

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Choosing the Right Water Tank for Your Available Space

June 13, 2018
When searching for the right water tank, an important consideration is the available property space you wish to dedicate to storing water. Clark Tanks offers a range of rainwater tanks to help satisfy property owners no matter your space requirements. This article will look at some options to consider when buying a tank to meet specific space […]
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Using a Wet System to Connect Pipework to Your Rainwater Tank

June 13, 2018
To harvest rainwater you need to connect pipework to a downpipe from your roof gutter to your tank that water can flow through. Obviously, your tank will remain empty without pipes that lead rainwater into your tank. These pipework systems come in two forms: 1) “Dry Systems” and 2) “Wet Systems”. This article will explain what a Wet […]
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Using a Dry System to Connect Pipework to Your Rainwater Tank

June 13, 2018
Installing a rainwater tank would be pointless if it wasn’t connected via pipes to your roof capture area. To harvest rainwater then, you need to connect a pipework to a downpipe from your gutter to your tank that water can flow through. These pipework systems come in two forms: 1) “Dry System” and 2) “Wet System”. This article […]
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Preparing Your Roof Catchment Area for Rainwater Harvesting

June 13, 2018
If you have a house or recently installed a new shed, then chances are you will want to tap into its rainwater harvesting potential. Connecting a rainwater tank at the end of downpipes from your roof is the ideal solution. This article will provide you with information to ensure your roof is adequately prepared and […]
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Guide for Safely Installing Round Poly Water Tanks: Site Preparation, Tank Delivery and Pipework

June 13, 2018
All Clark Tanks’ poly tanks exceed the Australian Standard for poly tanks, AS/NZS 4766 Polyethylene storage tanks for water and chemicals, which ensures that a poly tank is capable of containing water, liquids for food and beverage manufacture and chemical solutions at atmospheric pressure. While our poly tanks are designed and built to be very […]
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Rainwater Tank Fittings and Accessories: Additional Extras to Consider for Your Water Tank

June 13, 2018
When buying a rainwater tank you will also need fittings and accessories, some are mandatory while others are recommended. The purpose of this article to help you understand what fittings and accessories you should consider for your water tank. Site Preparation While not a fitting or accessory, it is a very important extra to consider doing right, […]
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How to Avoid Problems with Your Poly Water Tank: Examples of Poor Tank Installation and Misuse

June 13, 2018
Correct preparation and installation helps to ensure a long and hassle-free life of your poly water tank. The majority of claims made on poly water tanks are due to incorrect installation or misuse. Many problems could have been avoided if the tank owner adhered to the instruction manual that gets provided with each tank. This […]
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Rainwater Tanks in Victoria: Government and Council Requirements

April 26, 2018
Installing a rainwater tank on your property to store rainwater collected from your roof is a great way to supply your own water for a range of purposes including washing clothes, toilet flushing and garden use. National Rainwater Tank Requirements The Victorian Building Authority states the 6 Star Standard in the National Construction Code must be complied with when […]
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Downpipe “First Flush” Rainwater Diverters

April 26, 2018
Downpipe “first flush” water diverters help to prevent the initial run-off of roof rainwater entering your water tank. This first flush of rainwater often contains debris and leaves amongst other things. Installing a rainwater diverter helps to prevent such debris from flowing into your rainwater tank. Features and Benefits Prevents undesirables from entering your water tank (e.g., sediment, […]
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How to Link Multiple Rainwater Tanks Together

April 26, 2018
Linking rainwater tanks together is an easy way to increase your water storage capacity without significant plumbing work. This article will explore what options are available when it comes to linking multiple rainwater tanks together and their advantages. Option 1. Linking Tanks to Fill Evenly To link tanks together so that they both evenly fill is […]

Tank Delivery Preparation

April 26, 2018
You will need to arrange sufficient manpower to assist our driver to safely unload your tank/s. Each supplier has different requirements, but for Clark Tanks they are as follows: 225gal – 3,000gal: 1 person required onsite at time of delivery 5,000gal: 2 people required onsite at time of delivery 5,200gal – 7,000gal: 3 people required onsite […]

Underground Tank Installation

April 26, 2018
Since there are a variety of underground water tanks on the market, instructions for installing an underground water tank will differ from supplier to supplier. The following tank installation instructions are for Clark Tanks’ Li-Lo model of underground tanks. Construction Site Under all circumstances, the following points must be clarified prior to installation: The structural suitability […]

Sitting Tank Above Ground

April 25, 2018
Tank places on reinforced concrete slab. Important that slab is level and is at least 200mm greater than the diameter of the tank. Unsupported pipework causes excess strain on fitting and tank wall. Take pipe directly into ground to avoid running over pipe and breaking fitting. To absorb any shocks or movements, insert a length of […]

Site Preparation (Round Tanks)

April 25, 2018
To maximise the life of your tank you can prepare your site as follows: Uniform compaction (free from soft spots) and on level ground Tanks can be either placed on a 75-100mm bed of crusher dust (not sand), levelled, boxed and compacted, OR 100mm thick concrete pad All bases must be at least 200mm greater then the […]

Water Tank Installation

April 23, 2018
Above Ground Water Tanks Site Preparation and Maintenance To maximise the life of your tank you can prepare your site as follows: Uniform compaction (free from soft spots) and on level ground Tanks can be either placed on a 75-100mm bed of crusher dust (not sand), levelled, boxed and compacted, OR 100mm thick concrete pad All bases […]
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Benefits of Linking Multiple Rainwater Tanks

April 4, 2018
Linking rainwater tanks together is an easy way to increase your water storage capacity without significant plumbing work. This article will consider some benefits that linking multiple rainwater tanks together can provide you with. Better Tank Prices A primary reason for linking multiple water tanks, is that often with water tanks there is an ideal […]

Preparing the Base for a New Poly Water Tank

March 7, 2018
So you’ve chosen your tank size, picked a colour that suits your house or shed, worked out the best price and now it’s been delivered to your property. What’s the next step? Apart from the careful selection of the size and shape of your tank, one of the most important factors in the installation of a rainwater tank is the […]
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External Water Pumps vs Submersible Tank Pumps

March 7, 2018
If you plan to plumb your water tank into your home, then you will likely need a water tank pump to help deliver it to your home. Your pump can be installed inside (submersible pump) or outside (external pump)of your rainwater tank. This article will explore the differences between external (surface) water pumps and submersible (in-tank) water pumps, benefits each […]