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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: ibc tanks Reply with quote

hi , does any body use ibc tanks for storing water, Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one, very same as the one in the picture, 50. The black ones are better than the white ones as the uv rays don't affect them. I use it to catch the rainwater off one of the sheds.
Have you a story to tell that we shouldn't be using them?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one also...the only advice I was given was that it was not suitable for drinking from...but was not harmful to plants...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one that I have been drinking from for six years now, I'm still alive.....I think!
I have three others for garden use plus four blue barrels and three water buts and other associated containers, We have no mains in this area.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: filter Reply with quote

hi what kind of filter do you use ,for drinking water ,jack
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I am using so far is a filter jug! I hope to install something much better eventually, none of the houses around here have any filtration systems, hardy folk here!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: mm Reply with quote

h m man have you any photos of your ibcs tanks setup. jack
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: ibc tank Reply with quote

Hi guys
Have 2 ibc tanks, the water does discolour slightly over time, just use it for the garden. Is it a problem for my plants.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on they were used for prior to their present function...but stagnant water does have a tendency to discolour after a while...but if you've used it already on the Garden and the Plants survived I can't see any problems...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prior usage was fine, just checking, no casualty's thanks be to god. Thanks for the reply.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Welcome...Plants are a lot hardier than we give them credit for...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if I cut the tops off, would they fill over the winter. Its just that its a fair old draw from the house up to the top of the garden with 25trl drums in which I collect the rain water from the gutters.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do that you will eventually regret it...by cutting the Tops off I presume you want to move the Tank closer to the Garden for convenience sake and hope that the rain will continue to fill it at the same rate of speed...it ain't going to happen...I was in a similar position and purchased a 4 wheel Trolley and a "Fish Packing Barrel" complete with Lid...now I fill the Barrel from the Tank place the Lid on it and pull it behind ...no spills and no effort...
A 2nd idea would be to have a Pump fitted to the Tank with a Garden Hose on a Reel...rewinds itself after your finished Watering...and the Reel can be secured in any position in the Garden for easier access...
I would never consider cutting the Tanks...but that's just me...good luck whatever you decide...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the east coast, the annual rainfall is about 1m. so chopping the top off the tank and waiting for it to fill would take one year - and that's assuming no evaporation.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,
Think I'll make up a little trailer for the lawn mower over the winter and buy a pump. should make things easier.

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