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    my quest is to install a above ground 1600 gal, storage tank, and
    use this for home water needs up in the hills of the bluegrass.
    situation is that i am unshur of exactly, what to do, confused after all the research.

    i will be setting this on a 4-6 inch sand framed form pad, and encloseing this in a insulated metal building 12x14.

    thinking that i should go with a jet pump, goulds, ect......... 1/2 hp
    pipe run to home under 150' from tank.

    any suggestions on this, any layouts avaliable showing pump location, pipeing, and valveing from tank foot valve all the way to pump and then to home..... i was thinking a re-serk piping bypass, for times when i would add chorine to tank, and stir it up by bypassing output straight back to tank for this..

    ole homeplace, now paradise in the bluegrass for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasstyme
    confused after all the research...
    It takes me forever to do stuff, because I think about it until I see every element of a project clearly in my head before I undertake to construct it.

    So my advice is "do more research until you're not confused anymore"! But do try to find a friend or neighbor who is doing a storage tank and look at theirs too--they've probably done it wrong (!) and you will learn a lot.

    Here's a nice basic drawing that I found helpful:

    http://www.watertanks.com/article/523/

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    I agree with Max, but instead of the jet pump (especially a 1/2hp) you can get twice the water and pressure with a 1/2hp submersible pump in the tank. A cycle stop valve would be a good addition to your install as well. You can learn all about them on practically every thread here for the past 6 months. Or you can see them on my site at: Cycle Stop Valves

    bob...

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    One suggestion I have is to be sure to use a dark green or black tank. Clear tanks allow light in, which promotes algae growth.
    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpman
    One suggestion I have is to be sure to use a dark green or black tank.
    Yes in fact the green tanks are not nearly as opaque as the black--we've relegated our green tanks to garden use, and used all-black for our household rainwater storage system.

    They are so black that you can't see inside without a flashlight! That is Good...

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