This is probably one of my larger builds that is not a building even though it will have an enclosure which will be a pump and filtration shack
3 years ago I bought a 3000 gallon pressure tank that was used as water storage the tank was rated to 60 PSI about 6 months back I finally had it hauled to my place and dropped off in front of my shop and I have been wanting to put it to use ever since so over the past couple of weeks I repaired the clean out man hole should be called the child hole because no one over the age of say 10 years old would ever be able to fit through an 8 by 14inch opening anyway.
Then I set about to add some ports nipples and valves for future use One end I just removed the cap that was on the coupling and installed a 3 inch gate valve the other end is where I did most of the work it had a 3" nipple sticking out which I welded on 2 2'pipe nipples and a 3/4" coupling then at the open end of the 3 inch nipple I welded a 3/8" thick washer with a 1 1/2" 12 ft long pipe in the center which extends almost to the other end of the tank internally this will be the out take for the water to be piped to the water tower at my house. the reason for this was I will be filling and removing the water from the same end but I wanted the out flow to be from the far end it is all about my planned circulation and continuous filtration flow scheme
the stand for the tank or tower if your will is just over 10 ft tall with a mezzanine just over 6 ft from what the floor level will wind up being this gives me a 5 ft by 8 ft floor area located about 4 ft below the bottom of the tank which will be the location of at least 1 possibly 2 35 to 50 gallon filter arrangements and several pumps
On both ends of the stand I mounted platforms for accessibility to the valves and piping without having to stand on a dang ladder I added a narrow catwalk along 1 side to access either end and a ladder stair up to 1 of the platforms
The tank is situated about 5 or 6 feet away from the well since I plan on constructing a windmill over the well
I will probably also have an electric pump for when there is no wind I have my 1.1 KW solar system that I may install on the tower later as well but I have a 50 amp 240v supply at the pile next to the stand. So wind solar or grid the means of getting water out of the ground circulated through filters and pumped to the house will have that problem covered
the tank is also high enough that it will gravity flow to the water tower at the house but not up into the tower I will be able to have non pressured flow to the garden or the yard
As with the existing water tower I have the capability to pump water into the storage tank from a truck tank or to refill the tank of a forest service fire truck but with the 3000 gallon storage I also have a 3 inch drop line as well as a 2 inch drop line.
This old truck headache rack with drome will be perfect for the mezzanine and 1 platform
What better way of making a door jamb than to make it out of a 4" C purlin and a piece of garage door track
The jib crane came in real handy for installing the long handrail pipe for the catwalk
Projects like these are the real reasoning behind my wanting oversized door openings
Site leveled sheet metal laid on the ground stand and tank on top the sheet metal will keep grass and weeds from growing up around it I may dump gravel over it or pour a slab on it later