Water Storage Tank Made from Sewer Pipe

Hi.
I want to make a water storage tank from sewer pipe (to mount on my horse float). Same principal as so many use for annex pole carriers (I have one to put my portable electric fence posts in).

Is anyone able to tell me how much water a 1.5m long piece of 100mm sewer pipe would hold?

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Kaydee
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04
Use this: Calculate Volume of Cylinder

Also be aware that if you are using glue on the polypipe, some of those glues will leech poison into the water after some time in the sun.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:08

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:08
Personally, I would look at putting a jerry can holder inside the float, away from the horses hooves, and use a plastic jerry can designed for water.

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Follow Up By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 17:44

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 17:44
I have to agree..... I use a drinking water quality plastic jerry (the blue ones) that carries about 20L of water. I put it in the front tack box of my float whenever I am going somewhere where I am not sure there will be easy access to water. Having said that, I have only had to use it at one place.
If you want, you can get little taps that fit into the bottom of the jerry. You can also get water quality jerry cans that hold more than 20L, but they get heavy to lift!
If you can't put a jerry in the float (away from where horses could knock it), I'm sure you could put it in the car somewhere??
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04
Approx 770ml per 100mm in length assuming its 100mm internal diameter Kaydee , so thats about 11.5lt
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Reply By: Zippo - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:04
Back of the envelope calculation, a tad under 12 litres.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:12

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:12
Just under 12 Litres


V = h p r2.
V = 1500mm x 3.14 x 50mm x 50mm
V = 11775000 Millimetres
V = 11.775 Litres





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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 17:59

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 17:59
Do ya want this pipe for drinking or just hand washing?

If ya gon'a drink the water...yeh there are better options.

There are people who drink water out of PVC pipes....but they take a bit of seasoning and the water still tastes of plastic if its been in there a while.....and yep as mentioned....the glues can be an issue too.

For drinking you realy want pollyethelene.

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Reply By: moamajohn - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:14

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:14
Hey people ,as a licenced plumber I have some sad news for you .We are able to use the same glue on sewer pipe as we do to run domestic ,industrial and reticulated water lines .Plus ,all new housing estates water mains are PVC. The glue once dried is inert and gives no danger to man nor beast . John
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Reply By: Thinkin - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:45

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:45
Be aware that after some time, water held in sewer or pvc pipe that lets sunlight penetrate through the walls will allow the growth of algae.
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Reply By: Kaydee2120 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:45

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 18:45
Wow! Thanks to all of you for your good advice. Maybe not such a good idea after all! Might review my options!
Thanks again!
Kaydee
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Follow Up By: IronMan - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 19:30

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 19:30
Rule No 1: Don't buy used pipe. :P
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 16:00

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 16:00
Kaydee,

Rather than the sewer pipe, new or used, have a look at the following web sites for a variety of poly tanks, in all shapes, sizes and few different colours.

Enmach Industries: enmachind.com.au

and

Dolium Tanks: dolium.com.au

Either one may have a tank that will suit your, or the horses', requirements exactly.

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