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    Has anyone used or had any experience with these types of tanks for water storage or septic tanks?




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    Default Re: Tanks for storage of stuff

    Somewhere in MGA these are available but no idea on the price, maybe someone will know. I saw a cool hydroponic growing system using these and was hot to buy a few but never could locate them.Be a lot of wasted space to ship here when http://www.rotoplas.com/ and the other similiar products can be found locally.
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    Well, the space would not be wasted if filled with EPS foam balls used to make light weight concrete floors and walls instead of sand and gravel....especially if the sand and gravel needs to be hauled to a remote location on a remote island with no mechanized transportation.

    Tanks could then be used for a variety of things such as septic tanks, water tanks, hydroponics, etc.
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    They are rather tough, the plant uses them for the transfers of Diesel.

    I can see where one could be adapted for use as a septic tank with a field drain with a not so heavy load of sewerage a going thru it..
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    Yeah...I figured on toilet only and gray water on the ground in the garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Yeah...I figured on toilet only and gray water on the ground in the garden.
    YES SIR, to me that would work. Back in my heavy gardining day's, when I was dubbed "Lying Farmer John Wayne" by Miskito Alan, I cast my sink and shower into a drainage ditch for run off.

    I dug a hole in it so I could pump the water without the floatsome in it to my garden..

    It worked well.... Boy it grew some fantastic Okra, and Butter Beans....
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    For that price you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    YES SIR, to me that would work. Back in my heavy gardining day's, when I was dubbed "Lying Farmer John Wayne" by Miskito Alan, I cast my sink and shower into a drainage ditch for run off.

    I dug a hole in it so I could pump the water without the floatsome in it to my garden..

    It worked well.... Boy it grew some fantastic Okra, and Butter Beans....


    Yeah, you need to figure out some system to skim off the soap scum, threads, vegetable debris. Several ways of doing it on-line.

    Otherwise your garden very quickly looks ugly.

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    heres some Tanks for storage of stuff for sale in MGA

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    Well it is good for two things that occur on TRN regularly....

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    Well if you are ever in the Managua area the road heading north east past the airport, once you hit the tipitapa area has a section where there are a couple dozen places right on the road that sell tanks, barrels, totes, and all that kind of stuff. You cant miss them because there are thousands of them stacked up alongside the road all in a row.

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    I`ve used these on the other end-- they are ``industrial totes``, standard m3/ 275 gal., used to ship toxic chemicals when you need less than a tanker truck. They are heavy duty with the metal frame to prevent damage to the tank during shipping and can be quite a value when purchased used. I see them by the Panam north of Managua.

    cheap is their beny, although once on site the metal frame is just part of the package and I would suspect the white plastic would last much longer is protected from the sun.

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    Uuuuu, the plant brought down a whole 40 foot container load of them 60 gallon barrels from MGA for use in the industry.

    They are not used you can bet your Bippy for drinking Wata after reading the labels on the sides of them. Gas and Diesel transfers only...

    Some of the white ones were used in the pickle industry they are ok with Wata use...
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    Default Re: Tanks for storage of stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    Uuuuu, the plant brought down a whole 40 foot container load of them 60 gallon barrels from MGA for use in the industry.

    They are not used you can bet your Bippy for drinking Wata after reading the labels on the sides of them. Gas and Diesel transfers only...

    Some of the white ones were used in the pickle industry they are ok with Wata use...
    They use them in the juice industry as well just a faint taste of grape juice

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    Some 5 gal jugs I bought for emergency water storage were labeled for phosphoric acid. I don`t think this is a problem because it think the acid is used to make soft drinks and left no perceptible trace in the containers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    I don`t think this is a problem because it think the acid is used to make soft drinks and left no perceptible trace in the containers.

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    Default Re: Tanks for storage of stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    Some 5 gal jugs I bought for emergency water storage were labeled for phosphoric acid. I don`t think this is a problem because it think the acid is used to make soft drinks and left no perceptible trace in the containers.
    Shiet NO would I use that for drinking water at all Never in 100 years of washing it would I do it...

    I don't know what the name of the acid is you are thinking about but it is nnot Phosphoric Acid.. We use that to "Etch" ferrious metals in prep for painting.. I would not trust it myself...
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    I made my statement before I read this Bill...

    As a member of the generation that brought us the hippy culture I saw what "Some Acid" would do to people, so I guess I am a bit gunshy on the subject...
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