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Title: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Midwilshire on December 12, 2012, 07:58:50 PM
Two questions for the board:

1.  Can anyone recommend a reputable source for a 100 gal. plastic holding tank -- preferably near Tampa (to save shipping)?

2.  Any recommendations for ordering spin-welded fittings as part of the package? 

After my plywood-and-resin tank attempt and failure, I'm not going chance the home-brew method anymore on these tanks.  Need to hire this one done.  I know I could turn to google, but if someone here has experience with a vendor, I'd rather get the straight scoop.

Thanks. 

Mike


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Ace on December 13, 2012, 03:10:22 AM
Chemical container is the best located in Lake Wales Fl
Just a short drive from Tampa!

There's also Dura-cast just around the corner from CC but their prices have gone way up and they dont stock too many tanks meaning they will make what you want at an added price!


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Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: scanzel on December 13, 2012, 03:15:01 AM
Check with Marina's in your area, I would think they need tanks at times for repairs or retro fits.


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Iceni John on December 13, 2012, 12:39:02 PM
2.  Any recommendations for ordering spin-welded fittings as part of the package?  

Ronco used fittings from this company for my four tanks:  http://www.bunnweb.org/spinwelding.com/page2.htm (http://www.bunnweb.org/spinwelding.com/page2.htm)
If you have a choice, use the Heavy-Duty female fittings  -  they stretch less when you put valves and whatnots into them.   If space is limited you can use the Flush fittings, but some Valterra threaded flanges may end up too close to the tank with them.

Don't ignore Uniseals: http://www.toppindustries.com/products/Uniseals.html (http://www.toppindustries.com/products/Uniseals.htm)   They can be a useful alternative for top-mounted slip-feeds.

John


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Geoff on December 13, 2012, 04:37:49 PM
This who I used:

http://www.ameri-kart.com/ (http://www.ameri-kart.com/)


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Midwilshire on December 13, 2012, 05:29:25 PM
Thanks for the sources and suggestions!! 


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: Seangie on December 13, 2012, 05:39:35 PM
Mike,

I got my 3 tanks from Ronco.  I ordered (2) 115 gallons marine tanks and a specific shaped 35 gallon black tank.  The total cost for me with shipping was under 1k.

I searched high an low and checked with local vendors as well but in the end Ronco (iIMHO) had the best selection and quality tanks for the buck. Linda hinted to me when I ordered that if I had a "business" account they would be 1/2 the listed price.  Great service and I think there are others who have had the same experience.  There are other cheaper ways to build tanks, make any container into a tank with spin welded fittings...but I just wanted to get it done.  Bought the tanks they fit perfect and what I didn't save in $$ I saved in time and peace of mind.

Good luck.  Let us know what you find.

-Sean
www.herdofturtles.org (http://www.herdofturtles.org)


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: chessie4905 on December 13, 2012, 06:09:42 PM
you can browse around this place.....they have many varieties. I purchased a water tank for water injection reservoir on my pickup a couple of years ago, and they had a nice product.

http://www.usplastic.com/ (http://www.usplastic.com/)


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: PCC on December 14, 2012, 07:19:48 AM
Outside the box - I am using "Aquatank 2" tanks, and they are wonderful. They fit almost anywhere, and have worked very well since I got them.

Search AQUATANK 2, and ask Bob the questions. Serving Project bus uses them for both fresh and waste (not the same tank !).


Title: Re: Looking for a holding tank source
Post by: challenger440 on December 14, 2012, 01:02:35 PM
Ronco tanks for me as well.  Good service and good price.  Just ask price when you call.  John M.