Big rental water tanks?

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Big rental water tanks?

Postby whaleboy » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:28 am

Anyone rented one of those gigantic hippo tanks that you have dropped off and filled, picked up at the end? My camp is going to be doing some water-intensive stuff this year, seems like the easiest way to do it. something in the 3-500 gallon range.

Anyone done this, suggest a vendor?
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Postby Craftsmn » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:21 pm

WOW I want one of these solar powered port-a-poties

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Postby epic_elite » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:25 pm

i was just thinking...

my wife and i were at a brewery last week and out in the warehouse i saw a giant water tank (cuz beer is made from water... you know?) mounted onto a pallet with a cage around it for support. it was about 4 ft by 4 ft and about 3 ft tall. it was pallet mounted to be moved with a forklift.

we were wondering if anyone has ever brought one of those to burning man :P

...not that *I* would ever need/want to bring one. but i imagine some of the theme camps would find something like that SUPER handy. (assuming they had access to lift equipment).
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:44 pm

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The two posts I dumped came across as ads. I could be wrong, but errored on the side of no commerce.

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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:14 pm

epic_elite wrote:...we were wondering if anyone has ever brought one of those to burning man...


I brought one down last year for a friend's camp...350 gallons IIRC. They used a Gradall with forks to pick it off my trailer full and all. Filled it up in Fernley at the Chevron. Took about the same time as it took to fill all my fuel tanks! They come with a bottom valve for accessing the water.

They purchased it on Craig's list for cheap ($75 IIRC)

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Postby TomServo » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:52 pm

Don't know how the 350 gallon container would effect a 4 wheeler, but we run our tankers full. They are food grade, so don't have baffles. A half full or partially full tanker will push a big rig into an intersection, if stopped too quickly.
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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:12 pm

half-full does sound scary...mine was empty til Fernley, Full from there to BM, and empty coming home.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:54 pm

That's an important tip, when hauling water..empty or full, is a lot easier and safer to haul than a half full container. Well a large capacity container anyways... while its not thousands of gallons, 350 gallons pulled by a 4 Wheeler, is over2,800lbs...proportional to a big rig, that's equipped with airbrakes on both tractor and trailer...
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:24 am

Free Surface Effect = Trucks on their side.

Full or empty, try not to transport a tank in between, unless it is sufficiently baffled. If it is baffled though, its not food grade. You have to have 100% access to all cells and areas for cleaning and sterilization.
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Postby Lord Of Ruin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:52 am

mdmf007 wrote:MOD NOTE -

Your going to have to PM the names of particular companies, or PM me for the list.

The two posts I dumped came across as ads. I could be wrong, but errored on the side of no commerce.

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Mine was dumped...not an ad. REally the only company you'll likely be able to get to do it. They've swallowed up all the others and that's the company the ORG uses as well, so they are already out there.

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