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Look what I scored.....
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:04:56 PM »
Picked this up this weekend. Its used but I got the guy down to 80 bucks plus he delivered it.

This is what is sells for new. I think I did ok. ;)
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&pq=ibc&cp=7&gs_id=f&xhr=t&q=ibc+tank&rlz=1I7GGIE_en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&wrapid=tljp133494106292006&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=2091144932015753526&sa=X&ei=gpWRT4ThEouW8gSt6v3yAw&sqi=2&ved=0CI0BEPMCMAI
I plan to use it as an additional water storage when my rain barrel fills up. It doesnt take long in a good rainstorm for 55 gallons to be caught.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 11:53:14 PM »
good score

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 12:05:09 AM »
Sweet, I saw a guy that had these mounted on a platform and had free flowing irrigation for his entire garden using soaker hose. I loved it.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 08:06:22 AM »
Be careful about what was in it. Could have been chemical products. They are typically $100 used in my area without delivery. Several on Craig's List.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 09:56:49 AM »
A fermentation vessel?   ;D

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 02:52:12 PM »
Be careful about what was in it. Could have been chemical products. They are typically $100 used in my area without delivery. Several on Craig's List.
It had a water based cleaner in it. It should rinse out and be fine for my garden and plants.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 09:27:26 AM »
Nice find!  I have several of those for rainwater storage, and they work great.  One word of caution - you'll want to cover it or paint the plastic container if you can.  The plastic is quite translucent, so if it sits in the sun uncovered, it will quickly become algae soup.  Then it's a pain in the butt to clean out because it clings to every surface inside, and you only have that one six-inch hole in the top to access the inside of the container.

I've got mine wrapped with a canvas tarp, which seems to do a pretty good job of minimizing the algae growth.  The cover will also help extend the life of the plastic parts, which will eventually get brittle and break down if they get a lot of direct UV exposure in the sun.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 06:04:20 PM »
^^^^^^
Good advice. I have it under some trees so its pretty protected from the sun. I plan on building a 2 foot plat form to put it on so I will have a better flow of water from gravity.

On another note it washed out pretty easy. I filled it with some water and then rolled it around the yard and then drained the water. I did this a few times until the water that came out was clear.

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 09:00:50 PM »
*Update*
I got some free time so I built a stand for the tank and got it plumbed to the rain barrel.


Stand built and set.



Well I could not have gotten any unluckier. The one time I dont want something level, it comes out perfect. :o. So to get the water to flow properly I need a 1" drop per foot. I have a distance of 12 feet between the barrel and tank. So I decided to cut some off of the stands legs.


Looks much better know. It should flow nicely.

I used the clear tube that shows the inside water level and tied it into the pvc pipe flowing to the tank. When the barrel is full it will over flow thru the tube and over to the tank.



We got a 20 minute rain show today and it worked perfect. Rain barrel is full and I caught an extra 50+ gallons into the tank.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 09:52:35 PM »
nice job NC!! 50 gallons in 20 min rain is darn good. how big is the tank 200-250?

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 10:05:57 PM »
It holds 330 gallons. Im only collecting rain water from a quarter of my roof. If I collected at all four corners of my house I would have moocho water. ;D

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 10:08:47 PM »
Nice find/setup!

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 10:13:47 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 10:08:18 AM »
oh nice score!! make sure you cover the tote somehow to keep algae from growing. I'd plant a vining food plant on the tote and direct it up the pipe...

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 10:45:05 AM »
Painting it would be the fastest, easiest way to keep the algae out.

You can leave the gauge area unpainted and find something removable to cover that part.

And still do the vine thing.

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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 11:32:31 AM »
Painting it would be the fastest, easiest way to keep the algae out.
I could camo paint it. :D

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 12:09:23 PM »
It holds 330 gallons. Im only collecting rain water from a quarter of my roof. If I collected at all four corners of my house I would have moocho water. ;D

that's a good size tank and alot better than watching it go down the gutter. I was going to mention Camo paintjob too but how bout some camo netting to keep the sun off. plus you can always make a hooch with the netting if you wanted ;)

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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »
Quote from: JerseyVince link=topic=35956.msg413175#msg413175 date=134427656 how bout some camo netting
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Off to ebay. ;)

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 12:43:39 PM »
You might want to think about upgrading the size of your overflow pipes. In setting up mine I figured out any overflow/outlet needs to be the same size as the inlet or you start getting backed up. I put four inch pvc between barrels and flexible gutter as an overflow.

My brother got a deal on these, $83 apiece, delivered. He got 8. Didn't think about what may have been in them prior, need to mention that to him.

Another thing you can use http://www.mrdrip.com/rainbarrelsoakerhose.htm low pressure soaker hose. Most soaker hoses require house type pressure. This will work with just gravity.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 01:04:52 PM by rogersorders »

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012, 05:07:09 PM »
Received a rain storm monday and tuesday nights. Container showing 160 gallons in it. :happydance:

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2012, 07:42:33 PM »
Nice work jeeper!

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 03:10:07 PM »
Its now slap full. We got more rain last night. :)

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2012, 01:38:50 PM »
man, that didn't take long to fill

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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2013, 03:10:06 PM »
  I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to chime in because I just dealt with this at a buddy's farm.  He had 30 or so of these totes which he got real cheap.  They were not cleaned out but they also had 'water soluble' products in them.  It also took us an hour to get one of them mostly cleaned out with a pressure washer so whatever you get, pay extra for pre-rinsed tanks.  After some soul searching on whether I wanted to rinse 29 more I got to thinking about what we had been trying to wash out of them.  I came to a conclusion that he needed to sell 'em off cheap.  Besides the labor costs of trying to clean them up, I realized we had no idea of the toxicity of what we had been washing down the ditch by his driveway.   Just because something is water soluble does not mean it is non-toxic.  RoundUp is water soluble...

 Please remember that water soluble does NOT mean non-toxic. Look for something that had syrups or other actual food (arguable to call syrup food, but...) and not any kind of industrial chemical.  I'd rather my livestock or garden got water that had a little corn syrup in it than some unknown compound.

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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2013, 10:08:48 AM »
Please remember that water soluble does NOT mean non-toxic.
Good point. I have had no issues with mine. Water the garden and fill the fish pond with the recovered water.

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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2013, 03:35:53 PM »
Update.
I have since upgraded to a 1" pvc line from my rain barrel to the tank. The 1/2" line I had did ok for the normal rain catch, but when we would have the down pours I was loosing a lot of water to run off because the 1/2" line couldn't handle the excess water.


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Re: Look what I scored.....
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2013, 02:11:19 PM »
I found some tanks that had antifreeze, oil, or wiper fluid in them. Which is the safest? Are any of them safe for watering garden or for aquaponics?

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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2013, 04:25:30 PM »
Out of the 3 you listed I would think you could get the wiper fluid one clean the easiest.

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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2013, 05:11:41 PM »
I found some tanks that had antifreeze, oil, or wiper fluid in them. Which is the safest? Are any of them safe for watering garden or for aquaponics?

What kind of oil?  If it was a food-grade oil, I'd probably choose that one and invest in a big bottle of Dawn.  Don't use the antifreeze one for sure.  That stuff is pretty toxic.

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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2014, 07:30:19 AM »
I bought (2), i'll be doing the same thing, Catch rain water, screen first filter, water plants.gravity flow.