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TravelerEastWest

Best Brand for 2,000 liter water tank?

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Do you have a crunchy-bits filter on the feed to your tank? If not, adding a simple polypropylene filter will reduce the amount of sediment build up in the tank. The filter is far easier to clean 🙂

 

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Crossy,

 

Not sure what you mean by crunchy bits but I have water from underground being pumped up a hill to a holding tank then up the hill to tanks with a Hitachi pump to push from the tank through a resin and carbon filter then downhill via gravity to my house (2 floors).

 

Today I had a new ground put in for my house zinc galvanized steel and quite heavy and thick. The two guys who installed were very friendly PEA workers on their day off.

 

So while the ground is up to code I probably should have shopped around for a good copper 10 mil ground...

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On 3/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, Orangutan said:

WAVE food grade.

Agreed but it has a small top hatch and all the top quality tanks are food grade - right?

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My DOS Tank is six years old now never had to clean it out, I have a large drip irrigation screen filter in the feed line I clean every so often filled with crap from village well water but doesnt make it into the tank. Clean in Clean out. Never had a pump problem either due to this filter cleaning the water.

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17 hours ago, notagain said:

My DOS Tank is six years old now never had to clean it out, I have a large drip irrigation screen filter in the feed line I clean every so often filled with crap from village well water but doesnt make it into the tank. Clean in Clean out. Never had a pump problem either due to this filter cleaning the water.

We have our own well water and have lots of minerals - even after two sets of large filters.

 

Are you saying that your filter system cleans the water so that you have no sediment in your tanks or home?

 

I wonder does your village filter also?

 

Can you post a photo and more details?

 

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, TravelerEastWest said:

We have our own well water and have lots of minerals - even after two sets of large filters.

minerals are usually dissolved in the water so filters don't usually clean them out

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On 3/10/2019 at 3:59 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

minerals are usually dissolved in the water so filters don't usually clean them out

Thank you for your post but not good news...

 

So how do I get rid of excess minerals? Other than RO?

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This is my drip irrigation filter, I had a larger one but this one has a double screen system. The red outer filter catches all the sediment and rocks etc. while the blue inner filter is even finer screen which never has much on it. You can see all the mud/sediment on the red filter before a toothbrush with bleach cleaned it up As long as the water supply pressure stays steady I only clean it every month or so, takes ten minutes. Dissolved minerals not much you can do about them really, every so often i pull all the faucet screens and the shower head and soak in vinegar to clean out the lime/calcium buildup. My RO water system has a clear sediment filter case so I can see when it needs changing which isnt very often. One big problem here is the water pressure variations cause the pipes to contaminate the water supply with junk, anytime a pipe loses pressure the crap on the pipe walls falls off into the water supply.

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Interesting - thank you for your photos and description.

 

My big problem is with the lime buildup.

 

I understand your vinegar cleanup but that is a lot of work...

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1 hour ago, TravelerEastWest said:

lot of work.

Hardly, unscrew the tap screens and shower head. put in container with vinegar and an hour later replace.

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