Articles about "Water Tanks"

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Why Weight Determines Value and Strength in Poly Tanks

June 15, 2018
In a previous article, we saw how the raw materials of a tank often differ in quality despite being named the same general material, for example, different grades of steel and poly mixes. This is one identifiable factor in higher and lesser quality tanks. What determines the value and strength of poly tanks though? This article aims […]
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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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How to Clean Sludge Out of a Rainwater Tank

June 15, 2018
As part of proper tank maintenance procedures, it is often advised that tanks be inspected inside for sediment build-up at least every two years. This article examines tank sludge, how it gets in your tank and more importantly how you can clean it out should you find it in the bottom of your tank. What […]
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Is Tank Sludge Harmful to Rainwater Quality?

June 15, 2018
If you own a rainwater tank, proper tank maintenance procedures recommended by the Australian Health Department include inspecting inside your tank every 2-3 years for sediment build-up. This sediment build-up is normally comprised of organic matter such as leaves which turns into a slimy biofilm layer at the bottom of your tank called “sludge.” Many automatically assume […]
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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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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 […]