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Offline yari

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water tank
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:12:35 PM »
last year I added a water 'tank' at my dad's place. it was a big hit, but only holds 10 gallons. i'm looking for ideas for a bigger tank. there are no dumb ideas @--0--0105

I was thinking about a kiddy pool, but that would only last a couple years.

I want it to last forever if possible*(ie thick plastic). I also want the volume to be high enough to last a month at least. I don't want to fill it every week. so it needs to be low enough for deer and have a large capacity

ideas?
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Re: water tank
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 08:27:21 PM »
If you get a larger tank, how do you plan on refilling it?  You ciuld always rig up a float valve to maintaion the water level, from a secondary tank.
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Re: water tank
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 09:07:05 PM »
Kiddie pool is cheap, but fragile, you'd definitely need to change it out at least every 2 years, maybe annually (deer standing in it would be tough, especially when it's cold & brittle).  What about one of those rigid koi ponds?  They're relatively shallow so a fawn could readily get out if it stepped in, but pretty tough.  They sell those 250 gallon liquid bulk tanks (used) around here for about $60 each, but they're tall, so you'd need to bury them a bit and as the water level drops the deer would have a hard time I think getting their nose down to the water.
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Re: water tank
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 09:39:52 PM »
louis- I will be hauling water. that's why I want it to last a month or so. it will be a little effort

mad- I didn't think of a koi pond liner. i'll check it out.
       - i thought about a tank like that and cut it in 1/2 or a 55 gallon barrell. i was thinking shallower and wider though

thx. keep 'em coming
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Re: water tank
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 10:02:16 PM »
fish pond liner would work not to much in price just dig a hole and line it with newspaper so you don't get a hole in the liner
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Re: water tank
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »
Cattle water tank (metal or HDPE).  You can bury them or put them on top of the ground.

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Re: water tank
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 08:36:40 AM »
I agree with Ben... Best option
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Re: water tank
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 11:25:41 AM »
What is the water table level in your area? Is there a possibility of hand driving an old style point and installing an old picture pump? If so you can carry a couple milk jugs of water with you to prime it and then fill your tank. 

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Re: water tank
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 12:45:16 PM »
The things folks can come up with.    ##$%#1119

Found this on Youtube. 
Using a big tire, watched a few of the videos, one of them made a good point, only use the nylon type tires so there is no metal in the tire.

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Re: water tank
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 01:09:47 PM »
PJ- if it were my property, i'd do the tire. my dad would go berserk if he saw that

WV- water is very deep here. i'll be carrying cans

ben- I've been looking at those at Fleet Farm. that could be the solution. they just don't have a mid size

dave- mad had mentioned that. the sharp hooves would be an issue

thx all.
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Re: water tank
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 01:21:18 PM »
How about an old house heating fuel tank cut in half.  That's what we make pig cooker's with.


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Re: water tank
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 02:45:44 PM »
How about an old house heating fuel tank cut in half.  That's what we make pig cooker's with.


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Re: water tank
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 02:56:47 PM »
Yari, how about diging a pond (small) and using sack crete to line it? It would last for a long time and would look good.
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Re: water tank
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 04:05:40 PM »
Yari, how about diging a pond (small) and using sack crete to line it? It would last for a long time and would look good.

it's my dad's place, not mine. he won't even let me put a food plot in. no way he'll let me do that
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Re: water tank
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2018, 09:44:08 PM »
Wheelbarrow tub?  Especially a poly one that won't rust through?
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