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Using a pump chamber as a cistern?

Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 05 at 8:39

I'm trying to find the most sensible cistern on the market and came across the idea of using a cement pump chamber. I didn't know septic tanks could be bought as separate chambers.

What I'd really like is a metal cistern but stainless steel is too expensive. And an oil tank would be fine if not for the rust problem.

Any ideas on this or other cistern types would be welcome.

Here is a link that might be useful: pump chamber

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RE: Using a pump chamber as a cistern?

  • Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 24, 05 at 17:36

Well we checked out pump chambers yesterday at a cement place and are still thinking about it. Two or three well crocks one atop the other with cemented joints, set on a solid cement well cap or foundation, might be what we'll go for instead as it would be cheaper (about $400 as compared to $950 for the pump chamber) and have the added bonus of gravity feed. This is for an above-ground three-seasons cistern to collect water from the roof, mainly for irrigating the garden.

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