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Installing rainwater tanks at home will need some guidance if you don’t want it to make a mess in the future. Having some accessories and fittings as a backup can make your plumbing easier each time there is an issue with the tank. But it is more important that you have the required accessories and fittings with the rainwater tank you buy so that you can save some money on the deal. Here are a few accessories that you need to have when plumbing a rainwater tank into your house.
Standard Fittings for the TankIf you haven’t ordered a tank before, you could be confused as to where the outlet, overflow, and inlet are to be placed. Onsite cutting is preferred most of the time for the accurate fit it ensures, but without the right tool, you might find it difficult to handle. Having the manufacturer to do the cutting before dispensing would be a better idea in such cases to avoid the risk of damaging the tank. The three holes that a rainwater tank consists of are:
- Tank inlet: A hole at the top of the tank with a diameter of about 200mm to 500mm. Strainers are to be fitted here to keep out insects.
- Tank outlet: A ball valve is affixed at the bottom of the tank to connect with the flexible piping. The rainwater can be accessed from this location, and the outlet helps in absorbing shock and ground movement.
- Tank overflow: Excess rainwater is released through this hole at the top of the tank. The water can be fed into your stormwater tank or stormwater drain.