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Is your water tank stand safe?

Water tank stands are important for creating water pressure & providing a stable base for water tanks but they must be inspected regularly. This is particularly true of timber tank stands as these are prone to rot and cracking if they are not maintained properly and the design is flawed. The article below elaborates why […]

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Water tank stands: what material is best?

There is no definite answer as to what material is best for the construction of tank stands but here are some facts that make us recommend steel water tank stands most of the time. Steel tank stands do not rot or disintegrate like timber tank stands can Structures made from steel can be more precisely […]

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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 stands or booster pumps…or both?

When water tanks are installed, there is often a requirement for some extra water pressure. What is best? Tank stands or pressure booster pumps…or both? Where off-grid installations are concerned, water tanks will almost always be installed on fairly high water tank stands in order for pressure to be generated, via creating a ‘head’ of […]

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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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Silo tanks & silo tank stands for industrial applications

When silo tanks come to mind, many think of the agricultural applications they are used for, such as animal feed storage – both liquid (like molasses) and grain but silo tanks are also ideal for many industrial applications. Silo tanks are made from a variety of materials, including mild steel, stainless steel, concrete, fibreglass and […]

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Water tank stands – choose wisely!

Water tank stands are a significant investment, whether they are made from steel, timber or brick.  It is very important to choose water tank stands that are properly designed to support the considerable weight that full water tanks exert on the structure. There are many people in South Africa that purport to be experts at […]

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Stands for water tanks: Steel tank stands vs Timber tank stands

Water tank stands are usually used to place water tanks at elevated heights in order to provide pressure. When deciding between a steel water tank stand and a timber water tank stand, there are a number of factors to consider: Availability Steel water tank stands can be bought in kit form in various heights or […]

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