Choosing the Right Size Overflow Fitting:
There are two popular sizes of overflow fittings. 3" and 4". The first thing you should look at when trying to decide what size you need is the size of your roof. The reason for this is; the larger the collection area, the more water flowing into the tank. When the water tank is full, this equates to more water that needs to exit the tank.
Installing an Overflow System in 6 Simple Steps:Although there are several designs of overflow systems available, each design will work very similar.
When nothing comes out of the tap, the first thing that many people think is that a drought has affected their well and that they may need to drill a new, deeper well or install a water storage tank. In this article we will explore two instances where water availability has become a problem and the best solutions.
You are using more water than your well pump is capable of producing.
The well on property “A” has the ability to provide up to 20 Gallons per minute (GPM) from the aquifer. When the well pump was installed, the house was small with no lawns or garden. The owner at that time chose to install a small well pump for cost savings that could provide a maximum of 5 GPM to meet the household demands . With just a kitchen and a single bathroom this small house had minimal water requirements and this small pump was able to keep up with the demands.
The property is sold many years later and the new owner plants a garden, a few hundred vines and a medium size lawn. The house is expanded to a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with an outside kitchen and a pool. As you can now imagine, the water demands are significantly higher. If the sprinklers turn on to water the lawn, there simply isn’t enough water available at 5 GPM to supply the sprinklers for the lawn and decent water pressure at the kitchen sink. Dry spots develop on the lawn and complaints are heard from shower when anybody else in the house uses water! Imagine someone showering and another person is hand watering the garden with a hose; neither person is going to be happy with the trickle coming out! There are several possible solutions to this problem, but the best one is to install a larger well pump since the well and aquifer are known to be able to produce up to 20 GPM. Depending on the distance from the power meter to the well, larger wire may be required to ensure adequate power supplied to the larger pump. It may also be necessary to install larger piping at the well to handle the increased flow available from the new well pump.
You are using more water than your aquifer is capable of producing.
In another situation, property “B”, let’s say that the well has the ability to provide up to 5 Gallons per minute (GPM) from the aquifer and when the well pump was installed the house was small with no lawns or garden. The owner at that time chose to install a well pump sized to the maximum production of the aquifer at 5 Gallons per minute . With just a kitchen and a single bathroom, this small house had very small water demands and this small pump was able to keep up with the demands.
The property is sold and the new owner does the same upgrades mentioned before with a garden, a few hundred vines and a medium size lawn. The house is expanded to a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with an outside kitchen and pool. As before, problems develop with lack of water, low water pressure and dead spots in the lawn. In this case, installing a larger well pump won’t solve the problem because it won’t increase the amount of water actually available from the aquifer, remember we only have 5 gallons per minute. The good news is that a 5 GPM well/aquifer can produce about 7000 gallons over the course of a day so there is plenty of water as long as it can be put in a storage tank for use as needed, when needed. The best solution in this case is to install a 5000 Gallon water storage tank that accumulates water slowly throughout the day. An additional pump will also need to be installed to pressurize the water from the new storage tank and deliver the appropriate flow and pressure to keep up with gardening, landscaping and household needs. In this case space needs to be allocated and set aside for the storage tank and booster pump. In addition, pipes and electricity will need to be extended to the tank and booster pump location from the well site.
In the new homes and additions are required to have fire sprinklers installed and a water system that can supply these fire sprinklers for 20 minutes of flow. This is both a both a significant flow rate, often around 40 Gallons per minute, and significant amount of water, about 800 gallons. In addition, if there is no fire hydrant nearby, 2500 Gallons of water dedicated for fire must be available for use by the fire department. In the regulatory environment, these requirements often swing the decision in favor of installing a storage tank for most rural homes. In challenge 1 above, for example, to meet the regulatory requirements a storage tank and booster pump would be needed since upgrading the well pump would not provide sufficient fire flows or address the 2500 gallons of water available for the fire department.
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Once you’ve reviewed your storage tank needs and figured out how much water you need to store, and determined the best location for your storage tank, how do you go about selecting the storage tank that is right for your needs? This article will deal specifically with the high-density polyethylene tanks (HDPE) as this is one of the most cost effective options, but some of the questions and considerations can be applied to other types of tanks.
Storage tanks come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Make sure you have any physical dimensions that the tank needs to fit within in addition to the estimate of how much water you want to store. If you have a fence that the tank needs to hide behind, measure the fence height. If the tank needs to fit between two trees, measure the distance between them. If you are putting the tank into an enclosed room, then measure the largest door/access opening. If you don’t know how big your storage tank should be or where it should be located, that’s ok. A good professional can help walk you through this process and make it simple, giving the pros and cons of the various options for your specific application. Water Tank Supplier in UAE sells, delivers and installs high quality storage tanks in the Napa Valley, give our crew a call if you have questions about where to locate your storage tank or how large your tank should be to meet fire requirements or other building code requirements.
One important consideration, if you need to store a volume of water more than 5000 gallons, is that it may actually be cheaper to purchase two smaller tanks than one larger tank. For example. If you need 10,000 gallons of water storage, it may be cheaper to purchase two 5000 gallon water tanks than to install a single 10,000 gallon tank. Why? Shipping & Delivery charges go up dramatically for tanks that are larger than 5000 gallon. These larger tanks are considered an oversize load by the Department of Transportation and will require special permits to be transported on the road . Routes/roads that oversize loads can use are often limited, meaning that they can’t always take the most direct route to your location. You may find that several smaller tanks may not only be more cost effective, but they can be arranged to fit in spaces that the single larger tank cannot fit. When using multiple smaller storage tanks, it is always best to use tanks identical in size and shape to simplify installation and to install them at the same level.
Considering several other factors can help you minimize the cost of your storage tank installation. Depending on local building codes, large tanks often require a building permit to install. These codes typically call for an engineered seismic restraint system to be installed as well as a cement tank pad that has been seismically engineered. These additional requirements add significantly to the time and costs associated with storage tank installation. In some cases, installation of several smaller tanks in lieu of a single large tank, can often mitigate permit requirements and/or the installation of seismic restraints and result in an overall lower installation cost.
The cost of providing a flat, level space to install the storage tank(s) should be considered in this process. Tank manufacturers typically specify that the tank(s) should be installed on a level cement or gravel area, failure to do so can result in the manufacturer warranty being void. Concrete pads are suitable, but can be expensive to install. Alternatives include “tank rings” which are essentially galvanized steel strips that are bolted together in a circle that is a bit bigger than the storage tank. This steel ring is then installed with some stakes so that it is level, then the ring is filled with gravel. For smaller tanks that do not require seismic foundations or tie downs, tank rings are often the most economical option. Whatever tank base you choose, make sure to include the cost of any necessary excavation and tank base materials in the costs.
Whatever your water storage tank needs are in the Napa Valley, please touch base with our highly qualified and experienced staff at Water Tank Supplier by calling +971 4 252 2966. Our crew can assist you in selecting a cost effective storage tank and ensure it is installed to the highest standards in the best location. OPS can also assist with the additional equipment you may need that is connected to or installed in the storage tank. These items frequently include booster pumps, automatic filling from your submersible well pump or spring, and water level indicators. OPS has many innovative products that can help your water storage tank become an effective tool in managing your water use. Ask about our popular low-water reserve feature or remote tank level monitoring options that can alert the right people if the water supply is in jeopardy of running low.
Water storage tanks come is many different sizes, shapes colors and materials. The key factor that should be considered is the volume of water the storage tank can hold. This post will help you understand some of the factors that need to be considered to determine the size of the storage tank. If you are wondering if you even need a storage tank, check out some of our other posts including Do I Need a Water Storage Tank? and Cost Considerations of Plastic tanks.
In general we recommend that water storage tanks should be sized large enough to meet local fire code requirements plus an additional 2 days of water supply for your irrigation and household needs.
Rural homes that are not within reach of a city fire hydrant to have 2500 gallons of dedicated fire storage. New homes are required to have an additional ~800 gallons of water available for the fire sprinkler system. Right off the starting line a 3300 gallon tank is the minimum to build a new house if you are outside of the city limits. This doesn’t account for any actual water use for the house or landscaping and you don’t want to be dipping into your dedicate fire supply!
With the above requirements in mind we recommend a 5000 gallons of water storage as a baseline, leaving 1700 gallons of water as a buffer watering the yard and household uses. For large properties with significant landscaping and a large home we recommend a minimum of 10,000 gallons. For smaller properties and homes that don’t have to worry about fire considerations, 2500-3000 gallons is a common tank tank that will give you plenty of water for daily needs. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation and questions.
Tank material/construction considerations:
Plastic (HDPE) storage tanks can be obtained in many sizes, but the best price points are for plastic tanks that are 2500 gallons, 3000 gallons and 5000 gallons because they can be transported via road without any special permits and can be installed very quickly. As long as the same size is chosen, multiple plastic tanks can be used to increase storage capacity by placing the tanks side by side. Water Tank Supplier in Dubai stocks and installs these storage tanks, please contact us for pricing on tanks and installation.
Cement tanks are also a good option but must be installed by a qualified contractor to ensure they do not develop cracks or have other failures. Cement tanks are commonly available in 5,000 and 10,000 gallon configurations and, while fire resistant, cost significantly more than their plastic cousins.
The classic look of the ranch style corrugated steel tanks are yet another option and are often chosen for their aesthetic value when the only location for the storage tank is in highly visible location . They can be customized as to height and diameter. Custom linings or coatings can be applied to minimize corrosion-the biggest drawback that metal tanks face. Because of the custom nature of steel tank construction, costs are much higher than their plastic alternatives.
If you’re considering a water tank, please call one of our staff at +971 4 252 2966 to discuss the type and size of storage tank that would best meet your needs! You can also check our other blogs for other informative articles They will make an appointment with you to review your water needs, the water supply available from your well or spring, help you find a suitable location for a storage tank to be installed and help you through the entire process of ensuring a reliable and adequate water supply for your needs.
When constructing a heavy water tank, there are many material options to choose from. Though they all have benefits and downfalls, steel is the most reliable material. It is strong, affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly. Steel works at high performance levels and meets the requirements of most storage tanks. Here are the top seven reasons why steel is the preferred metal.
Steel tanks are resistant to the effects of corrosion and elements like heat or wind. If the steel is galvanized, it will be resistant to rust and corrosion, as well, and will not require any other coatings. Steel is a reliable metal and remains ductile no matter what the temperature. Steel is also fire-resistant and unaffected by UV rays. If maintained properly, a steel water tank can last over 30 years.
Some other materials that can be used for water tanks, like concrete, are likely to crack or break over time. Steel tanks can’t crack and won’t have any leaks. This durable material gives you confidence that no bacteria is forming in cracks, or that leaks are causing you to slowly lose water. These benefits keep your water in its place and free from contamination. Steel requires very little maintenance and minimal repairs.
Steel tanks are typically made specific to your needs. Other materials tend to be mass-produced and do not leave much room to customize the tank. Steel tanks can be fabricated to meet any height or diameter with different roof styles. Steel can also be painted, allowing you to customize the look of the tank. Paint options come in a variety of colors and work well with any design.
Steel water tanks last a long time and require very little maintenance. Over time, other materials will start to deteriorate, forcing you to spend money on repairs or replacing your tank system all together. Steel, itself, tends to cost less than other materials used, as well.
Since the steel is not prone to cracks or leaks, you can feel confident in the sanitation level of your water and tank. Nothing will be leached into the water – unlike with other materials. Because of this reason, hospitals and food processing companies are required to use steel water storage tanks.
Steel is 100% recyclable, and most steel that is used to manufacture things like water tanks has come from recycled steel. Less of an environmental impact is good for all of us, and it can give you comfort knowing you are using a sustainable product and not further polluting the environment. Utilizing steel products helps to keep other materials out of our landfills.
Withstands Many Conditions
Steel is very structurally sound and can withstand many conditions. Extreme conditions like heat or freezing will not affect the structure of your water tank. Other factors, like natural disasters, should not affect the structure. Water tank fabricators use technology to weld and reinforce the durability of the tank, ensuring its safety.
Find Your Steel Water Tank Fabricator
When choosing a professional to fabricate your water tank, there are a few things to consider. Ask questions about the manufacturing of the water tanks and make sure they are using state-of-the-art welding techniques and technology. These fabricators can discuss the specifications of your projects and help you determine exactly what size water storage tank you may need.
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