TOP TANK TIPS

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Water Saving -

There’s more to it than just the tank itself. Here are a few other things you need to think about when look­ing into a tank for your home.

■ A SOLID BASE un­der your tank is es­sen­tial. Com­pacted sand or con­crete pavers on a firm base are fine for small tanks, but larger tanks will need a con­crete slab.

■ WHEN YOU’RE MEA­SUR­ING UP for your tank, don’t for­get to check that it will fit through any gates or down any

paths on the way to its fi­nal lo­ca­tion.

■ YOUR TANK WILL NEED A PUMP, so don’t for­get to in­clude that in your cost­ing. If you’re con­nect­ing your tank to toi­lets or a laun­dry, you’ll need a model that switches over to mains wa­ter if the tank runs dry – which will need to be in­stalled by a plumber. n

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