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MugundaMan
#1 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 8:50:45 AM
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Joined: 1/8/2018
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Location: DC (Dustbowl County)
https://www.toptank.com/...spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.
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Fyatu
#2 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 11:08:21 AM
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Joined: 1/20/2011
Posts: 1,657
Location: Nakuru
I have extensive experience with this one



I use it to harvest rain water. However, when it rains i first allow the roof and the gutters to clean themselves to avoid uchafu going in. So far so good
Dumb money becomes dumb only when it listens to smart money
MugundaMan
#3 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 12:08:39 PM
Rank: Elder


Joined: 1/8/2018
Posts: 2,000
Location: DC (Dustbowl County)
Fyatu wrote:
I have extensive experience with this one



I use it to harvest rain water. However, when it rains i first allow the roof and the gutters to clean themselves to avoid uchafu going in. So far so good



Thanks my broda!
This one of yours looks even better. How much is it currently going for?
Si ungeweka wire mesh screens at the top of the gutters to keep most of the uchavu out?
The good things about tanks is even if some gets in it settles at the bottom so you pump up to the overhead tank in the house without any debris going up there. And regular cleaning also helps. Nitaweka kedo5 to 10 of them chini and see if I can collect enough water every rainy season to overcome even an amergeddon situation.
**Destination 2k posts and it's curtains!****Dustbowl County is the Future of Kenya. Join us investing here or perish!!****I know you miss me but I'm NEVER coming back Laughing out loudly** shalom
Fyatu
#4 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 2:12:36 PM
Rank: Veteran


Joined: 1/20/2011
Posts: 1,657
Location: Nakuru
MugundaMan wrote:
Fyatu wrote:
I have extensive experience with this one



I use it to harvest rain water. However, when it rains i first allow the roof and the gutters to clean themselves to avoid uchafu going in. So far so good



Thanks my broda!
This one of yours looks even better. How much is it currently going for?
Si ungeweka wire mesh screens at the top of the gutters to keep most of the uchavu out?
The good things about tanks is even if some gets in it settles at the bottom so you pump up to the overhead tank in the house without any debris going up there. And regular cleaning also helps. Nitaweka kedo5 to 10 of them chini and see if I can collect enough water every rainy season to overcome even an amergeddon situation.


10k litters will cost approximately Kshs. 98000. I had plenty of trouble when i built in Mwihoko(Kiambu county). Gov. Kabogo kept on promising mfereji water and tarmack in vain. I ended up installing 2 of these and one massive septic for my 24 single rooms. I like getting the roof to clean first just in case there are heavy metals and also if the uchafu(silt) accumulates then it becomes trouble.
Dumb money becomes dumb only when it listens to smart money
Ryko
#5 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 5:16:00 PM
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Joined: 5/27/2016
Posts: 264
Location: Nairobi
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


I am still a fun of concrete tanks, after so much thinking I better go concrete

Hard to clean - Liner make the cleaning same as plastic
Expensive - sure but in the longterm better. Concrete cost reduces as you increases volume. Go big once.
Algae - you do a lining inside
Leaks - you do a lining inside


Apart from being expensive, longterm I still think concrete is better. I have a 96K Underground-66K (flowers etc) and 30K (drinking) to attic underground. On top of it its parking saves space so much. looking back I am happy I never attempted plastic.
I work so I can afford the amount of alcohol required to continue going to work
iris
#6 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 5:35:02 PM
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Joined: 9/11/2014
Posts: 222
Location: Nairobi
Ryko wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


I am still a fun of concrete tanks, after so much thinking I better go concrete

Hard to clean - Liner make the cleaning same as plastic
Expensive - sure but in the longterm better. Concrete cost reduces as you increases volume. Go big once.
Algae - you do a lining inside
Leaks - you do a lining inside


Apart from being expensive, longterm I still think concrete is better. I have a 96K Underground-66K (flowers etc) and 30K (drinking) to attic underground. On top of it its parking saves space so much. looking back I am happy I never attempted plastic.


@Ryko, what material is used for lining?
tom_boy
#7 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2019 5:45:50 PM
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Joined: 2/20/2007
Posts: 732
iris wrote:
Ryko wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


I am still a fun of concrete tanks, after so much thinking I better go concrete

Hard to clean - Liner make the cleaning same as plastic
Expensive - sure but in the longterm better. Concrete cost reduces as you increases volume. Go big once.
Algae - you do a lining inside
Leaks - you do a lining inside


Apart from being expensive, longterm I still think concrete is better. I have a 96K Underground-66K (flowers etc) and 30K (drinking) to attic underground. On top of it its parking saves space so much. looking back I am happy I never attempted plastic.


@Ryko, what material is used for lining?


Why bother with concrete. I was thinking of just digging a hole, line it with 1mm dam liner paper then cover with a concrete slab. Will derive tonnes of savings.
They must find it difficult....... those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority. -G. Massey.
MugundaMan
#8 Posted : Monday, March 04, 2019 10:00:02 AM
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Joined: 1/8/2018
Posts: 2,000
Location: DC (Dustbowl County)
tom_boy wrote:
iris wrote:
Ryko wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


I am still a fun of concrete tanks, after so much thinking I better go concrete

Hard to clean - Liner make the cleaning same as plastic
Expensive - sure but in the longterm better. Concrete cost reduces as you increases volume. Go big once.
Algae - you do a lining inside
Leaks - you do a lining inside


Apart from being expensive, longterm I still think concrete is better. I have a 96K Underground-66K (flowers etc) and 30K (drinking) to attic underground. On top of it its parking saves space so much. looking back I am happy I never attempted plastic.


@Ryko, what material is used for lining?


Why bother with concrete. I was thinking of just digging a hole, line it with 1mm dam liner paper then cover with a concrete slab. Will derive tonnes of savings.



These USAID farm ponds seem to ride on the same principle. Actually the easiest is if you have clay/black cotton soils just dig a huge open dam with KYM guys or a hired excavator doing the heavy lifting over a couple of months and then direct rain water humo humo. But you need big acreage (5 plus to do so). I believe it was sparkly who suggested 1 acre of a pond to service the rest of the acres. And you can also breed fish and charge neighbours totos for boat rides as a bonus.

**Destination 2k posts and it's curtains!****Dustbowl County is the Future of Kenya. Join us investing here or perish!!****I know you miss me but I'm NEVER coming back Laughing out loudly** shalom
chiaroscuro
#9 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2019 9:06:46 AM
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Joined: 2/2/2012
Posts: 1,110
Location: Nairobi
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


Check out Mungai Kihanya's figures article of 17 Mar....it's way much cheaper to dig up the ground and line it polythene. Apparently, you can get 75,000L storage for about Sh100k!!
hardwood
#10 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2019 9:19:25 AM
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Joined: 7/28/2015
Posts: 9,553
Location: Rodi Kopany, Homa Bay
Ryko wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
https://www.toptank.com/shop/tanks/underground-spherical-storage-tank/

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? 5k L 75k.



I have a project where I would love to keep all my tanks below ground with only attic tanks and a solar pump between and I am leaning heavily towards this instead of having to build a huge unsightly concrete tank which is harder to clean, more expensive, prone to algae and whose leaks could be disastrous.


I am still a fun of concrete tanks, after so much thinking I better go concrete

Hard to clean - Liner make the cleaning same as plastic
Expensive - sure but in the longterm better. Concrete cost reduces as you increases volume. Go big once.
Algae - you do a lining inside
Leaks - you do a lining inside


Apart from being expensive, longterm I still think concrete is better. I have a 96K Underground-66K (flowers etc) and 30K (drinking) to attic underground. On top of it its parking saves space so much. looking back I am happy I never attempted plastic.


Algae is caused by light. So ensure tank is light-proof ie ni giza totoro huko ndani to prevent growth of algae.
Amores
#11 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:16:32 AM
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Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 2,056
Location: Nrb
Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?
I am happy
newfarer
#12 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:36:20 AM
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Joined: 3/19/2010
Posts: 3,355
Location: Uganda
Amores wrote:
Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?
punda amecheka
Amores
#13 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:51:03 AM
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Location: Nrb
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai
I am happy
newfarer
#14 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:23:33 AM
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Joined: 3/19/2010
Posts: 3,355
Location: Uganda
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback
punda amecheka
Amores
#15 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:44:34 AM
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Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 2,056
Location: Nrb
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback


Thanks a lot! Just a question before I get in touch,is he a fundi or contractor ?
I am happy
newfarer
#16 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:34:00 AM
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Joined: 3/19/2010
Posts: 3,355
Location: Uganda
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback


Thanks a lot! Just a question before I get in touch,is he a fundi or contractor ?

I can say he is both.he can literally get any artisan you want for the jobs that are not his specialization like plumbing painting, electrician.he is Very effient and reliable.hana tamaa.i have walked a long way with him for the last 6 years.no tears
punda amecheka
Amores
#17 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:04:55 AM
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Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 2,056
Location: Nrb
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback


Thanks a lot! Just a question before I get in touch,is he a fundi or contractor ?

I can say he is both.he can literally get any artisan you want for the jobs that are not his specialization like plumbing painting, electrician.he is Very effient and reliable.hana tamaa.i have walked a long way with him for the last 6 years.no tears


Asante sana. I will update few weeks down the line .
I am happy
Amores
#18 Posted : Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:25:18 AM
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Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 2,056
Location: Nrb
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback


Thanks a lot! Just a question before I get in touch,is he a fundi or contractor ?

I can say he is both.he can literally get any artisan you want for the jobs that are not his specialization like plumbing painting, electrician.he is Very effient and reliable.hana tamaa.i have walked a long way with him for the last 6 years.no tears


Asante sana. I will update few weeks down the line .


The guy is not on whatsapp. So I will call him when i get to +254.
Sorry it is a non-update :)

oh, actually he is!
I am happy
newfarer
#19 Posted : Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:19:29 PM
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Joined: 3/19/2010
Posts: 3,355
Location: Uganda
Amores wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
Amores wrote:
newfarer wrote:
[quote=Amores]Hello all,
Anyone with a contact of a fundi who can construct an underground water tank?

where?[/quote



Some place near LAiser hill academy in Rongai


try
+254 722 894121 very calm and responsible . Then give us feedback


Thanks a lot! Just a question before I get in touch,is he a fundi or contractor ?

I can say he is both.he can literally get any artisan you want for the jobs that are not his specialization like plumbing painting, electrician.he is Very effient and reliable.hana tamaa.i have walked a long way with him for the last 6 years.no tears


Asante sana. I will update few weeks down the line .


The guy is not on whatsapp. So I will call him when i get to +254.
Sorry it is a non-update :)

oh, actually he is!

was with him this morning for some other job
punda amecheka
kamundu
#20 Posted : Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:44:32 PM
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Location: Mashinani
Nice thread. My only advice please do a circular underground tank...it has the least chances of leaking.
Rectangular ones are prone to leaking on the corners
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