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Where can I buy a 5000 or 8000 litre water tank new or second hand

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:27pm
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Chas53

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Wanted 5000 or 8000 litre water tank

chrisseyp

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:45pm

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Location: Benferri

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:45pm

Hello. I have a 5500-litre water tank purchased new several years ago which I had shipped over to my Finca from England. It has only ever been used for drinking water (last 3 years, kept under cover from the elements) delivered by tanker until we had the water mains connected to our property 4 months ago. The tank is 10mm grp so a good grade thickness, like new inside. Outside is dusty. The tank is approx 300 to 350 kg in weight. Approx 6ft tall by say 8ft in diameter. I think you would be taken back at how much these are new. If interested perhaps you may let me know what you think a tank of this size is worth to you. I am in Benferri 03316. At a guess, you are 150km from me. Delivery may be possible. My Regards, Jonathan Redhead. 

Chas53

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:07pm

Chas53

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:07pm

chrisseyp wrote on Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:45pm:

Hello. I have a 5500-litre water tank purchased new several years ago which I had shipped over to my Finca from England. It has only ever been used for drinking water (last 3 years, kept under cover from the elements) delivered by tanker until we had the water mains connected to our property 4 mo...

...nths ago. The tank is 10mm grp so a good grade thickness, like new inside. Outside is dusty. The tank is approx 300 to 350 kg in weight. Approx 6ft tall by say 8ft in diameter. I think you would be taken back at how much these are new. If interested perhaps you may let me know what you think a tank of this size is worth to you. I am in Benferri 03316. At a guess, you are 150km from me. Delivery may be possible. My Regards, Jonathan Redhead. 

Hello Jonathan thank you for your reply I really do not know what to offer for your tank so would be grateful if you gave a clue of what you think you would like for it also did you have s pump and if so what size is it please.  Charlie 

chrisseyp

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:52pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:52pm

Dear Charlie thank you for your reply. We installed the tank which is very easy to remove. Always covered over and protected. We used a new/spare 12v Jabsco water pump from a Yacht we have in the marina on the Isle of Wight. The pump gives very good water pressure around  3 to 4 bar which runs the whole property inc of the shower. The Finca we purchased was empty for 15 years and needed a complete reform inc of water pipes and an updated habitation cert inc of a new septic tank. It's taken nearly 3 years,  a dam hard slog however achieved at last. Covid restrictions stopped us from sailing over the past 2 years, hopefully, next year we can to the Alicante marina. The Jabsco pump is powered via a large commercial battery and topped up via a solar panel I installed. I would think the tank would hold 6,000 liters if you filled it to the very top. I am a fair person in life, certainly not motivated by monies. I need to send you some pictures however Christine my Beloved is at her parent's in Santa Pola until Thursday. She has a clever mobile that takes pictures, well does everything but suck dust. My mobile is 22 years old but it and I get on well being simple. May I ask what you need the tank for, we now have mains 6kw supply and mains water, luxury ha ha. I take it you have no mains water. My Regards, Jonathan.

Chas53

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:08pm

Chas53

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:08pm

chrisseyp wrote on Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:52pm:

Dear Charlie thank you for your reply. We installed the tank which is very easy to remove. Always covered over and protected. We used a new/spare 12v Jabsco water pump from a Yacht we have in the marina on the Isle of Wight. The pump gives very good water pressure around  3 to 4 bar which ru...

...ns the whole property inc of the shower. The Finca we purchased was empty for 15 years and needed a complete reform inc of water pipes and an updated habitation cert inc of a new septic tank. It's taken nearly 3 years,  a dam hard slog however achieved at last. Covid restrictions stopped us from sailing over the past 2 years, hopefully, next year we can to the Alicante marina. The Jabsco pump is powered via a large commercial battery and topped up via a solar panel I installed. I would think the tank would hold 6,000 liters if you filled it to the very top. I am a fair person in life, certainly not motivated by monies. I need to send you some pictures however Christine my Beloved is at her parent's in Santa Pola until Thursday. She has a clever mobile that takes pictures, well does everything but suck dust. My mobile is 22 years old but it and I get on well being simple. May I ask what you need the tank for, we now have mains 6kw supply and mains water, luxury ha ha. I take it you have no mains water. My Regards, Jonathan.

Thank you Jonathan we are in similar situation doing up a house in Denia and at the moment no mains water supply but we are hoping in the next year that we will have because of other developments around to make it worthwhile for Aqualisa to install. We have a supply of well water from a neighbour which is not very satisfactory because they have not maintained this well and pump so sometimes no water and also not great quality. So in short we need something to tide us over hopefully short term but could be longer than we want. So in summary looking to do as best cost that we can. Will wait for photos and what you would like for tank. Charlie 

chrisseyp

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:26am

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:26am

Good Morning. When Christine returns I will ask her to take some pictures of the tank, outside and inside, set up, etc. It's not "Rocket Science". The tank is sitting on a decent bed of sand to protect the base of the tank and evenly spread the load when full of water. To reiterate it's a good 10mm thick all round, not brittle whatsoever. It has a water valve at the side of the tank, (the tank is 30mm thick where the valve is fitted) approx 3 inches from the bottom which drains the tank to 100 litres from the base, we have a water filter after this valve before it feeds the water pump leading to the Finca. The tank only had drinking water and not agricultural water in it. The lid of the tank unscrews, if need be one can climb inside the tank. The lid is just under 2ft in diameter. I will get back to you this week upon Christine's return from her parents.  Am busy putting the engine back in our Fordson Tractor, who said  Spain and retirement ha ha ha. NB. We paid the tanker company 10 euros per 1,000 litres of water supplied, always gave the driver 4 cans of lager. We were told 7 euros per 1,000 however were grateful for the delivery, the company never let us down and went out of their way to help. Mains water now on however it was not that simple paper work-wise and legislation. Our Finca is just over 100 years old. Has certain rights. If you have any problems and would like advice am happy to help. I am a humble man, certainly not stupid. You must be open and honest with me, then you would receive straight honest advice back. I can only give decent advice with open straight questions. If you would like advice then it's not a matter for all in sundry on this site. My Boat email address for private correspondence regarding your property. [email protected]     I will contact you later this week regarding pictures of the tank. Yours Faithfully, Jonathan Redhead.              

Chas53

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:28am

Chas53

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:28am

chrisseyp wrote on Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:26am:

Good Morning. When Christine returns I will ask her to take some pictures of the tank, outside and inside, set up, etc. It's not "Rocket Science". The tank is sitting on a decent bed of sand to protect the base of the tank and evenly spread the load when full of water. To reiterate it's a good 10...

...mm thick all round, not brittle whatsoever. It has a water valve at the side of the tank, (the tank is 30mm thick where the valve is fitted) approx 3 inches from the bottom which drains the tank to 100 litres from the base, we have a water filter after this valve before it feeds the water pump leading to the Finca. The tank only had drinking water and not agricultural water in it. The lid of the tank unscrews, if need be one can climb inside the tank. The lid is just under 2ft in diameter. I will get back to you this week upon Christine's return from her parents.  Am busy putting the engine back in our Fordson Tractor, who said  Spain and retirement ha ha ha. NB. We paid the tanker company 10 euros per 1,000 litres of water supplied, always gave the driver 4 cans of lager. We were told 7 euros per 1,000 however were grateful for the delivery, the company never let us down and went out of their way to help. Mains water now on however it was not that simple paper work-wise and legislation. Our Finca is just over 100 years old. Has certain rights. If you have any problems and would like advice am happy to help. I am a humble man, certainly not stupid. You must be open and honest with me, then you would receive straight honest advice back. I can only give decent advice with open straight questions. If you would like advice then it's not a matter for all in sundry on this site. My Boat email address for private correspondence regarding your property. [email protected]     I will contact you later this week regarding pictures of the tank. Yours Faithfully, Jonathan Redhead.              

Thank you very much Jonathan both for your offer of help and for very interesting insight of your works. Look forward to hear from you at end of the week. Charlie 

Chas53

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:36am

Chas53

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:36am

Chas53 wrote on Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:28am:

Thank you very much Jonathan both for your offer of help and for very interesting insight of your works. Look forward to hear from you at end of the week. Charlie 

Sorry Jonathan one more thing any idea of cost for tank please. Charlie 

Chas53

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:41am

Chas53

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:41am

Chas53 wrote on Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:36am:

Sorry Jonathan one more thing any idea of cost for tank please. Charlie 

One more one more thing Jonathan we were in Santa Pola a few weeks ago to go over to Tabarco. Nothing important just saying. Charlie 

chrisseyp

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:36pm

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Location: Benferri

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:36pm

Quick message as am busy building curved arches for our reform on the patio area, one thing I have learned in Spain is to keep any works legal then no come back be it backstabbers or the Town Hall etc. Reform being the "Key" word to use as it keeps the paperwork simple thus avoiding architect and other fees. One may bend the rules slightly however do not forget the spy in the sky, satellite, and original pictures inc of a date regarding building works of a property changing over the years. Our Townhall came round had a look, submitted costs and paid them 4% of the total spend. Received a stamped document and a year to do the work. We have done this several times spacing 6 months in-between starting various ongoing works on a rolling basis to make sure we have completed the job within the year time period. Always take before pictures showing any previous building work as the law has changed in Spain (For the better) Too many non-residents over the years turning "Cow Sheds" into silly-sized villas thinking they are above the law and may do what they want. Keep it simple and legal all the time for peace of mind. Any reform work we have completed has been double-checked with the Notary/Cadastral, added if need be,  yes at times the ratable land tax will alter but all legal, if ever you wish to sell the property it's far less complicated to sell without someone saying this is not legal. If you have a cesspit that needs to go and a septic tank fitted, a certain distance from your property, and a decent run-off with a filter to purify the liquid water further before it soaks into the land. Depending on what "Type" of land you are classified as you may need permission from the Water table people. The law in Spain for Rustic/Arable Land in certain areas is supposed to be 10,000 m2 for a certain sized build, however many older properties were built before the law changed, many are in small plots of land,  many never had a Habertation cert however you need this to have the water connected or if the property is sold to change the bill to another person's name. I won't bore you to death but to reiterate there are legal ways around most things in life inc of Spain and peace of mind. We purchased a wreak, purchased never setting foot on the property (Only looking at pictures) till 4 years ago. but fell in love at first sight. For us, it was mingling with the Spanish who have been lovely towards both Christine and I in Benferri from day one. They have watched us dig out 2 metres down and fully underpin our Finca, rebuilt walls, rewired, plumbed new roof you name it. In the Summer up at 5 am working till dark late in the evening, at odd times in floodlights throughout the night if major concreting. We purchased a deemed wreak, paid past debts off, never kept a book however do not think we have spent over 40,000 euros on materials yet. Labour is free however I am not a spring chick anymore so am slightly worn out. Anyway, 3 years of hard work and we have finished apart from our Patio area. We do not have any debt, that was how I was brought up, I keep sitting down at times for a cool lager which delays the last of the work. We are country people not townies as our village in Northumberland used to say. Benferri is central to everything we require, peace at Benferri, (Think we have 1,800 people here/maybe less)  or if we want to join the "Mayhem" of the world she is only a 20 mins drive in any direction from our Finca. Not everyone's cup of tea where we live however each to their own. Right must go. Talk soon, My Regards, Jonathan. 

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