PVC Pipe as a tank

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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby Doubltap » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:36 am

Error in table. I believe the 3" pipe would give you 3.06 pounds for the .367 gallons of water, NOT 23.06 as is represented in the table. Jes my 2 cents!

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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby Henry Benner » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:23 pm

How about just using a coil of 3/4" plastic pipe. Could be coiled in the trailer frame cavity, in a wall cavity, around the inside perimeter, etc.

Would be easy to have a number of coils joined together.
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby Bogo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:02 pm

Weight for volume. That's allot of wall volume for the water amount stored.
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby KBS » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:24 pm

One cubic foot = 7.48 gallons.
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby musjakey » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:14 am

Soda kegs! Genius! I'm a home brewer so I have a few extra. I bet I could modify the pickup-tube so they would work on their side. They are stainless steel so they would be nice and tough. Has anyone tried this? Sorry to hijack the thread!

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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby GuitarPhotog » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:02 pm

musjakey wrote:Soda kegs! Genius! I'm a home brewer so I have a few extra. I bet I could modify the pickup-tube so they would work on their side. They are stainless steel so they would be nice and tough. Has anyone tried this? Sorry to hijack the thread!

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If you have room for corny kegs of water, why not carry homebrew? Just kidding. Since corny kegs have such a large opening, you would have to drag them out to fill and then put them back in. And remember they weigh 5-8 lbs empty, more than plastic jugs.

Oh, and how would you pressurize it to get the water out? A CO2 tank adds to the weight and complexity.

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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby Bogo » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:03 pm

And what happens when you use CO2 to pressurize a water tank? I mentioned it before.

You could still fill them from an external water supply if you plumbed them right, but that could be tricky.
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby GuitarPhotog » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:13 pm

Bogo wrote:And what happens when you use CO2 to pressurize a water tank? I mentioned it before.

You could still fill them from an external water supply if you plumbed them right, but that could be tricky.


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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby musjakey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:05 am

Great points! I decided on a normal 10 gal Roto-molded tank. The kegs would be durable but not worth the headache.
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby steinbachbyuma » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:19 am

pappaw wrote:Does anyone know the formula to calculate a size pipe by the length to get the gallons it would hold? :thinking:

Diameter (in Feet so 12" =1 or 6" =0.5)

Diameter * Diameter *0.785 *7.48 = gallons of water per foot of pipe
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Re: PVC Pipe as a tank

Postby cajundood » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:56 pm

I saw a nice design somewhere on here. They used a 4" pipe capped at both ends....which was about 6 foot long. It was painted black and mounted on the roof. During the day the sun heats the black pipe and the water within. it wasn't much about 4 1/2 gallons or so, but it could certainly be used to either wash a few dishes or maybe even a quick shower. The little outdoor shower that i am brainstorming would make perfect use of the pvc tank. I'm gonna bend a piece of PEX in a u shape which will mount to the outside wall by the entry door....and hold a shower curtain. Since this tank would be roof mounted, there would be no need for a pump.....it'd basically be gravity fed, so there won't be very much pressure. Can then reach the little hand sprayer used in my kitchen sink to take a quick shower. :thinking:
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