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#61653 - 03/16/06 03:55 PM Re: Water heaters for water storage?
stevez Offline
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 75
Loc: Colorado
Wayne,

I use these barrels for home storage and recommend them. You can get them for much less than than the $125 that Raytech is asking. For an online source, try Emergency Essentials at beprepared.com. I purchased mine locally at Sportsman's Warehouse for under $50. For water preservation, I use bleach.

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#61654 - 03/19/06 07:41 PM Re: Water heaters for water storage?
Brangdon Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1204
Loc: Nottingham, UK
The way tap water works in my house is that there's a cold water tank in the attic which the mains fills via a ballcock. There's no way it can get from that tank back into the mains even if the mains is switched to "suck".

I wonder if it would be feasible to just replace that tank with a bigger one? Presumably bigger houses have bigger tanks so a range would be available. You'd need to make sure the floor was strong enough. Water is heavy.

It might be worth wiring up a sensor that could tell you if the water level dropped, and/or the mains was cut off, so you knew when you were using your reserve.
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