1. What size tank do you recommend?
If you have a low (gallons-per-minute) producing well generally a larger tank is better. 5000 gal. to 10000 gal. is very common. The equation that is sometimes used is sq. ft. of house x10/7= gallons. Most all of the tanks we produce are required for fire protection. Some people buy the tanks just for their own use because it is a fact that a well without a tank is not as good of a system than with a tank because the well pump cycles on much more frequently because the pressure tank is a small capacity supply.
2. What size tank is required?
To find out what minimum size tank (if any) is required to be in compliance with local building codes, call your local county building dept. and also the fire dept. Most all of the tanks we produce are required for fire protection.
3. Once I place my order how long does it normally take to build the tank?
The time line for delivery is generally 2-3 weeks, however, specific need is taken into account. For example, if a customer has to have one immediately we do try to respond.
4. What do you charge for delivering and positioning of a tank?
The delivery cost is quoted upon tank order. Our 4-wheel drive vehicles accomplish placement of the tank upon delivery. If we can back up to the pad then we can set the tank precisely where you want it and in what orientation.
5. While lining a tank is optional; why do you recommend this and does the process extend the life of the tank ?
We recommend tank coating if the ph of the water is less than 7, which is the neutral point. Below 7ph the water is acidic. The galvanized steel offers some protection, but the interior epoxy coating is a much more effective method of protecting the tank against corrosion.
6. What size tank fittings do you recommend and are they included in the price of your tanks ?
All fittings through 4″ are included in the price of the tank unless someone asks for too many. Above 4″ npt we quote the cost. Most all counties require at least 4″ for the fire hydrant line. We ask the customer what fittings they want and where they want them. We try to have them visualize the fitting pattern by looking down on the tank like a clock and referencing in that format. Also consider what size fittings you will require in the top of the tank for electrical float switches and fill-supply-line.