Articles about "Water Tank Installation"

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Water Tank Installation

July 6, 2018
Correct preparation is essential to ensure a long and trouble-free life for your water tank. Base Preparation Our poly tanks are very strong, but it is nonetheless important to have your tank standing on a flat level compacted base. This can be a concrete slab or crusher dust, but not sand. The base of your […]
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What is Suction Pressure on Water Tank Pumps?

June 15, 2018
If you’re reading this article, then you are likely investigating what water pump to get. You know that you need a pump to pressurise water to where you need it throughout your property or around your home, so then why do pumps list suction pressure? Suction may just be something you hadn’t considered, especially if […]
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Using Settling Tanks to Improve Your Water Quality

June 15, 2018
When harvesting rainwater from your roof, a dam or river, or an underground bore, it is possible to increase the water quality through utilising two or more tanks. This article will examine settling tank systems – what they are and the benefits they can provide to the quality of water stored in your tank. What is a Settling […]

Using Pressure Tanks in Your Rainwater System

June 15, 2018
If you have installed a rainwater harvesting system, then you’ll know that one of the most important things to get right is having good water pressure coming from your tank into your home. While National Poly Industries provide pump pressurised systems, another less known option you might want to look into is having a pressure tank. How Pressure Tanks Work Pressure tanks work […]
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How to Leaf and Mosquito-Proof Your Water Tank

June 15, 2018
When you purchase a rainwater tank, and have it plumbed into your house, the last thing you want are leaves or mosquitoes contaminating your tank water. In a previous article we mentioned how rainwater diverters can help to collect cleaner water in an efficient manner. They play an important role in filtering dirty rainwater that may otherwise […]
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Plumbing Requirements for Water Tanks in New Homes

June 15, 2018
  When installing a rainwater tank and you want to use your harvested water throughout your house, then you will obviously need some plumbing work carried out. Such as: fitting downpipes from your roof to your tank connecting your tank overflow to a stormwater system connecting your tank to a pressure pump, etc. Depending on your location and […]
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Partially or Fully Burying Poly Water Tanks

June 15, 2018
Burying a water tank is sometimes desirable to reduce their height, or placing them completely underground if you don’t have much surface space. Poly water tanks are the ideal solution, since steel tanks obviously can’t be buried since they will rust and corrode. This article will reveal what you need to know if you wish […]
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Main Fittings and Accessories for Your Rainwater Tank System

June 15, 2018
In addition to your rainwater tank, there are other plumbing parts and accessories you will need to set up. If you are installing a rainwater tank for the first time in a new home, then chances are you will have little to no idea about what you need. This article will help you understand the […]

How to Prepare for Your Rainwater Tank

June 15, 2018
National Poly Industries specialise in polyethylene tanks and in this article it will be presumed that you are looking to install one of our round poly rainwater tanks. So you’ve decided to invest in a National Poly rainwater tank. Congratulations! You won’t be disappointed in your choice of our poly tanks – some of the lightest, highest […]
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Understanding Water Pump Rated, Maximum and Normal Flow Rates

June 14, 2018
If you a looking to select the best water pump for your rainwater tank then you will see specifications like rated and maximum head and flow rates. What do they mean? What should you look for? Will the pump be adequate for your needs? The focus of this article will explore the question of rated and maximum […]
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What Does Water Pump Maximum and Rated Head Mean?

June 14, 2018
If you a looking to select the best water pump for your rainwater tank then you will see specifications like rated and maximum flow rates or head. What do they mean? What should you look for? Will the pump be adequate for your needs? The focus of this article will explore the question of rated and maximum […]
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Rainwater Tank Stands: Benefits and Considerations

June 14, 2018
Many people do not realise that their rainwater tank can be placed upon a stand. Stands for rainwater tanks can add a bit more style and provide a practical solution to some challenges that might arise when installing a water tank. This article takes a look at some benefits a water tank stand provides and […]
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Assessing Property Space for Large Water Storage Tank Requirements

June 14, 2018
When buying a rainwater tank, it is important to consider how much space you have on your property and where it will be sited. In most cases, space limitations can be overcome for large storage requirements. This article will look at some solutions for larger water storage capacities within limited property space. In another article, we investigated options for fitting in […]
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How to Link Multiple Water Tanks to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

June 14, 2018
Before you invest in a new water tank to store rainwater, perform some careful planning and consider a system setup of linking two or more water tanks together. A multiple water tank setup for rainwater harvesting provides many benefits including: Multiple tanks can be more cost-effective Reduction of lost water in tank failure or water contamination Expandable […]
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Assessing Property Space for Small Water Storage Tanks (1,000–10,000L)

June 14, 2018
Many people do not realise how big water tanks can be, so it is important to first ensure your property will fit the dimensions of your water tank being purchased. Once you have considered the amount of rainwater you wish to capture, the next step to consider is where on your property the water storage tanks necessary can […]
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What are Submersible Pumps and Why Use One in Your Water Tank

June 14, 2018
If you haven’t really considered the water pump to get for your tank, then you are probably researching about pumps. Since you are reading this article you are probably also wondering what a submersible pump is? This article will clearly explain what a submersible pump is and when it is used enabling you to decide […]
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What is a Rainwater First Flush Diverter?

June 14, 2018
  If you are looking to purchase a rainwater tank, then you have probably heard about other tank accessories you might need. One important accessory that helps to keep your rainwater clean is called a Rainwater First Flush Diverter, but what is it? A Rainwater First Flush Diverter functions by preventing the first few litres of rainwater from […]

Different Water Diverters Used in Rainwater Harvesting Systems

June 14, 2018
If you are installing a rainwater harvesting system, ensuring you have high-quality clean water is essential to the health of everyone that uses it. To make sure that the water going into your storage tank is the highest quality it can be, you can use water diverters. Diverters separate contaminated ‘first-flush’ water from fresh, clean rainwater which […]
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What are Dry Rainwater Harvesting Systems?

June 14, 2018
Dry rainwater harvesting systems are simpler than wet systems and provide a plentiful source of high-quality drinking water. In this article, we explain how Dry systems work, their advantages and how to ensure you install the system that matches your needs. How Dry Systems Work Dry systems work by using gravity to feed rainwater into a storage […]
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Rainwater Tank Benefits of Linking Two or More Water Tanks

June 14, 2018
Calculating how much water you use or the amount of rainwater harvestable from your rooftop provides a reasonable estimate of what rainwater tank size you need. Instead of investing in one rainwater tank, did you know there are advantages with installing two or more tanks? This is especially true of poly water tanks. Better Price on Multiple Poly Water […]
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What are Wet Rainwater Harvesting Systems?

June 14, 2018
Wet rainwater harvesting systems can provide an aesthetically pleasing solution to your rainwater collection needs. With a little careful planning, they can provide a plentiful source of high-quality drinking water. In this article, we explain how wet systems work, the advantages of wet systems and how to ensure the system remains clean and robust. What […]
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Should You Buy a Standalone Water Pump or Rain-to-Mains System?

January 15, 2018
Deciding what water tank to buy can be a hard decision, especially for those who like to do some due diligence and research first. Add into the picture you will need the right water pump to deliver the necessary water pressure. Matters then become even more complicated when one considers a fuller solution such as […]