We can either install a single water storage tank or connect two or more water tanks together for storage purpose. Installing one tank is known to us but how can we install more than one water storage tank and further connect them with each other. We are going to focus on connecting multiple water storage tanks in this blog. Let us begin.
There are two main methods of connecting the tanks with each other.
1. Connecting tanks from the top
In this method, tanks are linked together through the overflow from one tank to another. As the water fills up in the first tank, it overflows into the pipe leading to the inlet of the second tank and so on. The last tank must have an overflow. The opening of the overflow and inlet size should be the same. The first tank should be highest in elevation with each additional tank slightly lower in the series. Make sure to have isolation valve on each tank for a uniform release of water in each tank. Tap all tanks into single connecting pipe below in order to access stored water from all the linked tanks. There are two options to fill the tank in this method.
Open all the valves if you want to fill up all the tanks at the same time. On the other hand, close all valves except the first and open the next in the series if you want to fill tanks individually one after the other. The choice is yours.
2. Connecting tanks at the bottom
In this method, all tanks in the series gets filled and drained at the same level. As water enters the first tank and reaches the pipe link, it flows into the second tank and so on. The biggest advantage of this method is that you only need to tap off water from the first tank or the lowest tank in series. In addition, only one overflow cut is required to do the pipework. The overflow level should be aligned with each other. Make sure to include isolation valves so that if one tank springs a leak, it will not drain all the tanks in the series.
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