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Ferdinand
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 05 8:45 am    Post subject: Storage Tanks  Reply with quote    

Try LBS Horticulture (not on web, use phone 01282873333). They sell 1520 ltr storage tanks 2m high and 1.07m across, for 120 ex VAT.

Ferdinand
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 05 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi again,
Just realised that the LBS tank is more expensive / per litre storage than the tank from the 'Chap from Poole' who apparently charges 49.99 for 1000 ltr.
Having given you a contact, will you reciprocate and let me have contact details for the chap in Poole, please ? You say he has lots. I think his size of tank would fit more easily where I intend to place it. I grow orchids and rainwater is essential.
Thanks.

tawny owl



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 05 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ferdinand wrote:
Hi again,
Having given you a contact, will you reciprocate and let me have contact details for the chap in Poole, please ? You say he has lots. I think his size of tank would fit more easily where I intend to place it. I grow orchids and rainwater is essential.
Thanks.



Hi Ferdinand

Yep, he's called Lancio (I think) and the number is 07916 101919. I didn't unfortunately get the one advertised and I haven't got round to buying one yet. There are masses on the auction site - try putting in 'water tank 1000' to avoid all the kiddie things. Obviously most of them are local pickup only and the vast majority are in the north, as far as I can see.

HTH
Tawny

tawny owl



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 05 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, actually, it's Lance, and he seems to have black ones in now (which I think might be better, as they'd probably absorb sunlight and keep the water a bit warmer) e.g.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1269&item=7533730990&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

judyofthewoods



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
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Location: Pembrokeshire
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 05 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There used to be a supplier locally for those large juice tanks, but they say that they are now returned to be reused, so they are like gold dust now.
One source of free or possibly cheap 1000L tanks is food additive tanks from food processing plants. My local cheese factory give them away. They containes rennet and food colouring. Other factories might charge a small amount, but still good value. You have to collect. My neighbour managed to get one on his roof rack with a couple of planks to slide it up and down. They are roughly cubical and come on a palette base. I would recomend a cover of blask polythene, e.g. a silage bag, to protect from the sun. I've had milky white plastic go brittle in the sun, but all the black poly, however old, is still fine.

ButteryHOLsomeness



Joined: 03 Apr 2005
Posts: 770

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 05 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: Water butts, recycled juice containers Reply with quote    

tawny owl wrote:
Anyone know where I might be able to get really big juice containers for use as water butts? Have Googled, but only come up with the Natural Collection (all its links are broken), and the Green Shop in Hereford (no sign of them on its site).

TIA

Tawny


have you considered contacting local schools? they have all sorts of catering size containers that i'm sure they'd be more than happy to give you

if it's just to be used on the garden it won't matter if it gets a few bugs or leaves in it. simply cut the tops of the containers, weight them down and set them in your garden to collect water!

ButteryHOLsomeness



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 05 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oops! when you said juice containers i thought you meant something like a 10 litre bottle!

still for those of us that don't have room for a huge containers using catering size stuff is still useful

my grandmother used to leave frisbees upturned in her lawn. these filled with rainwater and the birds always had a nice splash in the shade of a tree in hot weather

tawny owl



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Posts: 563
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 05 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ButteryHOLsomeness wrote:
oops! when you said juice containers i thought you meant something like a 10 litre bottle!


Never mind - the intention was good! I'd have these myself though, as I usually buy stuff in catering-pack sizes from the cash & carry.

tawny owl



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 05 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judyofthewoods wrote:
There used to be a supplier locally for those large juice tanks, but they say that they are now returned to be reused, so they are like gold dust now.


Good idea - I'll give that a go (when I get vaguely organised enough to do so!!). Ferdinand might beat me to it at this rate - because of all the rain lately, it's kind of gone down the list a bit.

gingerwelly



Joined: 08 Dec 2005
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Location: Wales ...in cardiff at the mo but from mid wales
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 06 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we got a few of the big ones free from a soft drinks factory in tenbury wells .... and i will never ever drink orange squash again !! .. my Dad made me scrub the insides out as i was the only one who could fit through the hole in the top ... the heat and the smell urgh . But they are great for water .
My Dad put two in a old muckspreader and used it to transport water to the animals during hot weather -when the smaller streams dry up.

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 06 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Two more potential sources; CAT leaflet in the HDRA magazine mentions they have various types available and to contact them for details. I have, so will post up info when it comes if others don't want to bother asking.

Also these people advertised a classifieds somewhere that escapes me, sound promising but no prices and not answering the phone when I called them:

http://plasticbarrel.moonfruit.com/

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
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Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 06 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I note that the big 1000 litre jobbies are called "IBC's"... (Intermediate Bulk Containers)

Google led me to
http://www.smithsofthedean.co.uk/Recycled%20Containers.htm
(scroll down to the range of fittings... )
and there seem to be many many other possible suppliers...

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 06 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

IBCs can be had new for 50. Can anyone better this?

dougal



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Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 06 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
IBCs can be had new for 50. Can anyone better this?

Nick, what's the deal? Is that for Qty 1, translucent white, galvanised frame, delivered, inc VAT?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 06 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's for one 1m3 container, 1000lt, metal framed box container, with lid and tap, including VAT, delivered as a favour on his way home. Brand new. Translucent white.

Just our agricultural supplies compant in Hereford Market. He gets them delivered to him when we order them. If anyone wants, I could ask where he gets them from, and perhaps you could too, or perhaps Amtrak qould deliver them for a fee. Dunno.

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