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Thread: Need an inexpensive tank for your LC system?

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    Jul 2011
    Northern NJ

    Need an inexpensive tank for your LC system?

    As I collect the parts for my system I thought I'd pass along a couple tips on acquiring components at a lower cost.

    Chlorine storage:
    I first checked a suggested Brewers' supply site for a low cost tank. However, they were out of stock. Ebay had some nice drums but shipping was prohibitive.

    I then checked Craigslist and searched on the term "drum". In the NY/NJ/CT area there are several people who sell a diverse array of tanks, barrels, totes and drums. The prices are much less expansive than other online options, including Stenner.

    I settled on an HDPE, 20 gallon drum used for Ginger Ale concentrate. Cost was $25.

    Connecting nuts, ferrules, tubes etc:

    I also purchased a Stenner pump on Craigslist and needed the ferrules and connecting nuts. The prices are a bit expensive and the shipping is typically outrageous. After some research I found a site, Farmboy AG, where the prices are very reasonable, items are sold individually (as opposed to 10 or 20 packs) and they agreed to ship via USPS for $3.00. This saved me quite a bit.

    Purchased PE tubing at Home Depot. Twenty feet of 3/8" cost a bit over $3.
    Anthony Pool, 35k gal plaster, DE (1.5hp Ultraflow), Rainbow 320, Dolphin Diagnostic 2001 (Advantage) & Polaris, Retrofitted Anthony mod #20 120v Niche light with Pentair 5G & adapter ring, 70's build / recoped and plastered 1.5 years ago

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    May 2013
    Mexico, MO

    Re: Need an inexpensive tank for your LC system?

    Good finds! I'm sure others will appreciate that info.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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