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Old 07-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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I am moving my water pump and pressure tank from the small "pump house" they are in now to the (new) basement of our cottage. Does anyone make a big "drain pan" I could mount under the pump and tank, so when I drain the system in the Winter I don't spill water all over the floor?

The old pumps house sat on PT skids and I just let it drain through them, can't do that inside. Would like to find one I could attach a garden hose to and then drain into my sump. Thanks!
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Hey guys!

I am moving my water pump and pressure tank from the small "pump house" they are in now to the (new) basement of our cottage. Does anyone make a big "drain pan" I could mount under the pump and tank, so when I drain the system in the Winter I don't spill water all over the floor?

The old pumps house sat on PT skids and I just let it drain through them, can't do that inside. Would like to find one I could attach a garden hose to and then drain into my sump. Thanks!
Michael
I don't know of any big water trays. They sell water heater trays at lowes/HD, etc. But I don't think they will be big enough for what you want.

Just a suggestion, you could easily make your own out of plastic or metal. They sell empty plastic and metal drums (15-55gal new & used). You could cut them in half and install a water hose spigot at the bottom for drainage. Just a thought. May even find some free ones at your county's recycle center. I'm sure someone close to your vincinity might have one laying around.

15-55 gallon plastic/metal drums


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Check with your HVAC service company. They should be able to get you a secondary drain pan that is used for under HVAC equipment placed above ceilings. These pans can be fairly large (rectangular) and should work for what you're looking to do.
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Why not build a table that is about 6" off the floor and put the pressure tank and pump on the table so that a hose can be attached to the pressure tank drain valve easier and then a oil pan for under the car under the table for when you un do the fittings from the jet pump?
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Indeed a tray because the pump itself has fittings in it that have to be removed and drained which are impossible to hook a drain hose to, so, I need something to drain everything in.

The HVAC/washing machine tray looks like it would work will DEFINATELY look into those, thanks guys!

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