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Rainwater tanks – why use tank stands?

It can be advantages to install rainwater tanks or water tanks on tank stands; the article below outlines some reasons to install your rainwater tank on a tank stand. Rainwater tank stands are a simple but effective solution to the challenges you may face in the installation of a rainwater tank: Rainwater tank stands provide […]

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Advantages of water tank stands

Water tanks and tank stands often, although not always, go hand in hand. The decision whether or not to install you water tank on a tank stand depends on a number of factors. Here are some advantages of water tank stands: Water tanks need to be placed on a firm level surface; water tank stands […]

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Rainwater Collection System Installation Tips

The article below discusses some important installation requirements. In South Africa, instead of ‘rain barrels’ we recommend water tanks of larger capacity – 5000 litre tanks, 10000 litre tanks or even the big 20000 litre tank for certain applications. One or two small rain barrels quickly fill up and overflow during a good rain event. […]

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Choosing between steel water tank stands & timber water tank stands

In many cases, water tanks will need to be raised above ground level in order to increase water pressure. Here are some points to consider when choosing between steel tank stands and timber tank stands. Timber tank stands will usually be the cheaper option than steel tank stands but this should not be the deciding […]

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Water tank stands – some points to consider

Water tanks may need to be installed on water tanks stands for various reasons, the primary one being for water pressure. Here are some points to consider when buying and installing water tank stands: Always ensure that the tank stand is rated to support the size and type of water tank you want to install […]

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Water tank installation tips

Buying a water tank is the first step, the second step is to ensure that the water tank is properly installed.  If in doubt, always refer back to the water tank manufacturer’s installation guidelines. All water tanks need to be placed onto a firm and level surface that can withstand the downward force that a […]

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Pressure from water tanks – pumps or tank stands?

Whether water tanks are used for storing municipal water, borehole water or rainwater as part of a rainwater harvesting system, pressure is usually required.  The choice is usually between pumps and raising the water tanks to an elevated position to make use of gravity  – i.e. installing the water tank on a tank stand or […]

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Water tank stands – steel or timber?

In South Africa, the two commonly encountered types of water tank stands are made from either steel or timber; which should you choose? Water tanks and tank stands often go hand-in-hand – water tank stands provide a level solid base for water tanks and enable water to be stored at an elevation to make use […]

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Steel water tank stands – read this before you buy

Water tanks and water tank stands are often purchased together; some tank stands are built from scratch on site while others can be bought in kit form and bolted together.  Not all steel water tank stands are equal and from a safety point of view as well as the tank stand’s longevity, there are some […]

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