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Old 11-25-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hi there!

Hope everyone is having a good day. I have a question regarding the divergence of water.

Well I have bought a cylinder that will act as a water tank. What I want to do is diverge the storm-water that usually goes to the roof to the new tank that I have bought.

Could someone please suggest the best way I could do this? I was thinking of purchasing and installing a "T" shaped pipe with a cock which, when opened, directs the water to the tank rather than the roof.

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PS: Image18 (the first picture) is of another connection just in case (I want to connect Image 17 to Image 16)
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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Well I have bought a cylinder that will act as a water tank. What I want to do is diverge the storm-water that usually goes to the roof to the new tank that I have bought.
Ayuh,... Water is coming From the roof, not going To it...

Where does the biege pipe go to after it 90s off the brown downpipe,..??
You could put a "T",+ valve at where the elbow is,... But it'll probably clog up with debris from the roof...

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Not sure where you live and how much rain you get in your area but if you get much rain that tank will fill fairly quickly --- is the tank going to be outdoors like a rain barrel? If it is inside it may quickly fill up and overflow
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:02 PM   #4
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Run the pipe right to the barrel at the downspout - wherever that is
Include a screen to filter out debris
You will need to drill a hole near the top & connect another pipe as an overflow
That 55g barrel will normally fill up very quickly in a rainstorm
I actually have about 750g+ in storage capacity with (2) new 4x4 tanks I just picked up

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