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Everything About Water Tank Fittings

 

Buying a rainwater tank requires careful consideration of the tank's brand, model, and size as the tank's accessories and water tank fittings.

Fittings and extras for the main tank

 

An inlet and an outlet are water tank fittings and they are fastened to the corresponding holes in your water storage container. The tank's inlet and outlet holes are sometimes drilled, and the fittings are installed before or after shipment. Although simple, this process necessitates specialised equipment, so outsourcing to a manufacturer can be a cost-effective solution.

Your water tank requires the following three types of fittings and accessories:

  • The Inlet to the Tank

Rainwater can be collected in a tank by cutting a hole in its cover. A circular inlet strainer is installed there. In many cases, the inlet strainers provided with storage tanks are generic models rather than those made specifically for the tank in question. Maintaining a tight seal around the filter's edges is essential for preventing mosquito breeding. If there is a space between the filter and the tank, fill it with sealant.

  • Discharge Ports for Tanks

Tank outlets are situated at the base of the tank. Carefully affixed fittings that are compatible with the material of your tank allow you to install a tap or valve. A ball valve allows water to be fed to a pump, and a tap allows the tank to be attached to a hose. One outlet is typically included in the price of tanks sold with standard fittings and accessories.

  • Overflowing Tank

When your tank is full of rainwater, water will overflow through a hole in the top wall. This is where a filter, found in most overflow fittings, would be installed.

Fittings For the Water Tank Give You Control.
 

Tank fittings allow you to regulate the flow of this precious liquid, which can then be used in various settings, from the garden and the workplace to the kitchen and the bathroom. The fire department can access your supply in an emergency if you have tank fittings installed.
Because there is such a wide variety of fittings out there, you must consult with professionals, like those on the staff, to ensure that you are making the right choice.

Looking for a mozzie stopper to keep insects and other pests out of your water supply? A 90-meter version is available. It also carries a variety of brass garden tap fittings, dust covers, inlet filters, and more. It stocks stainless steel ball valves in three different sizes (25mm, 50mm, and 65mm) and various other fittings in various materials.

Perhaps a vortex plate, either standard or stainless steel, would be useful for regulating the turbulence of the flowing water. It also has Storz fire-fighting fittings and caps available if you need them to meet the standards set by the relevant bushfire management overlay. Additionally, it carries a variety of fire alarm connection plates.

Conclusion

Rainwater harvesting and storage require the services of a professional plumber. Local governments typically stipulate that a licensed plumber install a backflow protection device to prevent rainwater from entering the municipal water supply system. You now know better what kinds of additions like fittings you might want to make to your water tank.