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    water tank

    Why do a lot of houses have water tanks as well as water pumps ,the house I am in
    only has a pump and that services two houses and the pressure seems adequate

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    Pumps break and cost money to run.

    Wells can go bad.

    Rain water's good and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Pumps break

    Wells can go bad

    Rain water's good.
    Yep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gos View Post
    Why do a lot of houses have water tanks as well as water pumps ,the house I am in
    only has a pump and that services two houses and the pressure seems adequate
    Wait until the City water goes off on a hot day, and you are wanting a shower, you will soon realize why it is handy to have a tank!

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    Or the cat or rat that fell in the well starts to really rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gos View Post
    Why do a lot of houses have water tanks as well as water pumps ,the house I am in
    only has a pump and that services two houses and the pressure seems adequate

    what is the water source?

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    mains water comes from a blue pipe slightly underground in the
    other side of the road

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    normally it is against the law to pump mains water directly into your house

    you should have a holding tank and pump from that

    now you know!

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    thanks drandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Or the cat or rat that fell in the well starts to really rot.




    a frog or 2 will make things nice and tasty also.

    remember the old rain water cysterans with covers????

    ever play around when you was a kid and leave the cover off???

    how long was it till you could sit down after pop's got ahold of ya???

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    normally it is against the law to pump mains water directly into your house

    you should have a holding tank and pump from that

    now you know!

    ...and you will still have water if the power cuts out.

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    I have a 1000L plastic water tank (I should say HAD a water tank) It sits on a metal frame on top of four 3m concrete posts.
    The metal frame rotted through and dropped to the ground together with the plactic water tank (what a mess!).
    Anyway! I have had a quote for supply and fit a new tank for 15000k Baht.
    Am I being ripped off? it seems a bit steep to me.

    I'm not in Thailand at present, so I'm negotiating the price by phone and photos.

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    What type of new tank, and size? Raised how high?

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    They quoted for a 1200L stainless steel tank + a new metal frame and fitting on top of the original conctete post tower which is about 3m to 4m high.

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    Ive have a water tank that is filled from the mains and then is pumped into the house, damn handy to have for those times one forgets to pay the water bill and the cunts come and take the meter away.........

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    I don't really think that is to bad a price if they put the piping and float valve in and have it in running shape, I gave 8000 for a 700L plastic tank and valve, it is a good tank with algae proof and UV proof.

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    Thanks Blackgang. They told me 12000k baht for the tank and 3k baht for making a new platform frame and fitting including valve and new pipe were necessary.
    So it looks like a good price.

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    I would go for it myself. I gave 13000 for the tank and pump and had to hire a couple of guys to put em in and do the work.

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    I have a 1,100 Ltr stainless steel tank and it is handy when the power cuts off and we can't use the pumps, gives me enough water for about 2 days.
    Also most of the time it warms up nicely during the day so i almost never use the water heater. I got one of those liquid level sensors for about 150 Baht cos the ball valve was causing the pump to switch on and off all the time.

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    That price sounds a bit steep, but not unreasonable. Just make sure they do a good job.

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