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Video: Twin rain barrels on tank stand

While rain barrels are certainly better than nothing, we recommend the installation of larger water tanks to catch more rainwater, especially in water scarce South Africa. The video below gives an outline of how two rain barrels or water drums (or small water tanks) can be connected together on a timber tank stand. This video […]

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Video: Install a grey water irrigation system

A great video about how to install a greywater irrigation system (without water tanks) with laundry water being directed directly from the washing machine via pipes to the garden where plants receive the gray water irrigation. The important thing to remember when it comes to grey water is that it should never be  stored in […]

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Advantages of steel water tank stands over timber stands

Steel tank stands for water tanks or rainwater tanks have a number of advantages of equivalent timber tank stands. In South Africa we recommend steel tank stand kits manufactured by JoJo Tanks. Steel tank stands do not have that ‘home-made’ appearance and can be made less noticeable than bulky timber tank stands Steel has known […]

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Water tank stands: Wood or Steel?

Water tanks sometimes need to be elevated on water tank stands or towers to increase water pressure. In South Africa both steel tank stands and timber/wooden tank stands are popular. Here are some notes on why we recommend properly designed & built steel water tank stands. Safety: A steel tank stand that has been designed […]

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Water Tank Installation Guidelines & Tips

Water tank installation guidelines for polyethylene or plastic water tanks may vary slightly between different manufacturers and should be checked. The article below is a fairly generic guideline on installing poly rainwater tanks for domestic use. Site Preparation There are several factors that will determine the most appropriate location of your rain water tank. First walk […]

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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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Some reasons to choose JoJo steel water tank stands

JoJo Tanks manufacture and supply steel tank stands for 5000 litre tanks and 10000 litre tanks; if you are in South Africa, here are some reasons to choose JoJo tank stands: JoJo tank stands are sold in kit form, ready to bolt together with all the required nuts and bolts (concrete bases will need to […]

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Video: Example of a Greywater Recovery System

This is a relatively sophisticated grey water system that directs grey water to a water tank after which it is filtered and directed to toilet cisterns. Very simply grey water irrigation systems can be considered too – the simplest being a bucket in a shower which is then manually taken to water plants or the […]

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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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