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Water tank for Blitz

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by rstucke, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nah...I reckon mine is way more complicated;). imgonline-com-ua-CompressToSize-CneE1H9JVL.jpg imgonline-com-ua-CompressToSize-V8KYBv8MSOA.jpg
    At my funeral I've asked Lauren to say 'at least he thought he was funny & that's the funny part'!
    Cheers:p:p:D
     
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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    We have water


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    Finishing the cupboard tomorrow and then were on the bike rack.
    Thinking of one that swings left to right so I can have access to the back without taking the bikes off.
    I'll probably have to build it, but not sure that's another thread.
     
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  3. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  4. David H

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    Nice one Rick. Make the Taswegia trip happier:D.
    Gravity, pour the water in the hole & it goes into the tank & the s**t may lay in the tank, (not much sediment in town water tho';)) (now that's both of us being cheeky:p) & a flush occasionally:p. Pickup only on front of RH tank set a bit high . Can afford the loss with 90 litres until we need 'that last bit' & then just put the jack under the correct corner if needed;).
    So how do you fill your tank in the bush;)? Barnard river fills mine from the drum if needed.
    Cheers
     
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  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Jobs done
    Kick panel in to protect the jibblets.

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    Next step, check weight on each wheel with a Platetronic.
     
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  7. David H

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    That's what I replied to. Clearly NONE! My filter is the bottom of the tank (where it lies as sediment) but as I said not much muck in town water:cool:.
    So how do you fill your tank without water pressure was the cheeky part on my behalf:eek:. Bit hard to refill in the boondocks;). Gravity fill with a bucket is easy. Perhaps not perfect but easy & doable!
    Is the filter part of the recent fad for 'pure water'? Why they've made an industry out of selling bottled water? So this setup is committed to only take water from a pressure source (generally town water) & also has a filter to filter the town water. Guess you must have this at home also as many do nowadays:confused:. I just drink unfiltered tap water & water from a well flowing river;).
    Full or empty tank;)?
    Cheers
     
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  8. rstucke

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    @David H
    you posted a picture above clearly showing a filter (if not what is it?), that's what I was asking about.

    And yes, I need a tap to replenish my tank (through a filter(gauze)). If we are on a river/ creek then the 50 litres in the tank is plenty for drinking/ cooking for a week (there's only 2 of us)
    the river/ creek is for washing.

    Checking weight distribution with a full tank and passenger.
     
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  9. David H

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    That's the in line electric pump with the small white object the reverse flow preventer to hold water head;). Pumps a small bugger ...eh! Maintains excellent flow:).
    Cheers
     
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  10. David H

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    I'd go for a week with my 2 girls (Gas was the limit!). Tank water for cooking etc. River for shower water warmed on 2 x 5 gallon drums on the fire & powered by one of those pumps submersed in the warm drum with shower head hanging on the tailgate:D. 5 minute hot shower in the middle of now where a luxury:D:D:D. Always had 2 isolated batteries.
    Ah.....t'was lots of fun & enjoyment.
    Cheers
     
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  11. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I also drink unfiltered water at home, but here is a scenario I was involved in not that long ago.
    Camp near Yass (as an example)and fill your tanks from town water (you'll be sorry), it's brown, it stinks and it tastes like it looks. Caused by Manganese in their dams
    So you don't know what the water quality is like in places you've never been to, ergo the output filter on the tank and the bungs fore and aft to flush the tank.
    River water is great when it's running and in an unpopulated area, but in todays over populated recreational areas a bit iffy.

    By the way we can fill from rain water tanks as well
     
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  12. David H

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    Well I'm not going to Yass but I now see the extra factors you were dealing with in design to achieve your travels. Ima never going somewhere that doesn't have fresh water;).
    Just as well you used stainless:D.
    Head pressure a marvellous thing:cool:. Bit hard to carry with you tho':p:p. Maybe on the roof racks:oops:.
    Some are "incorrigible";).

    Cheers
     
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  13. tintop

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    yep, lived in Yass for 6 years...kept a 20 litre bottle in the pantry that I'd fill with Canberra water.
     
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  14. rstucke

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    I guess Menindee is out of the question (great spot (before the drought)) was there in 07 on the Darling.
     
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  15. David H

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    Nothing but dead fish at Menindee now. Water harvesters & bad management:( combined with a drought.
    Cheers
     
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  16. rstucke

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    Sky's opened up and until it settles down Blitz isn't moving.
    Started on the tow bar and bicycle rack but not posting that stuff
    Platetronic when the weather clears up
     
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  17. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    So bike rack is finished ready for Tassie

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  18. Barry

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    not THAT's a bike rack

    Well done
     
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  19. rstucke

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    Thanks Barry
    needed to be able to get to the engine and back short notice.
     
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  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    @rstucke

    I am admire the attention to detail and legalities
    • Aux number plate
    • Aux number plate light
    • secondary indicators and brake lights
    • bikes securely attached
    • matching colour frame
    Very impressive

    More surprised you didnt re-spray the bikes
     

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