Water Storage---couple of questions!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
i'm in the process of clearing some floor space in garage for two 200gal inflatable tanks (enroute!!)
--is there an adapter that will allow me to fill from my kitchen faucet to connect to regular garden hose? (kitchen right next to garage)
--garage is smooth concrete...is it OK to fill so that it is directly on floor or advisable to place under something(like a wood pallet?)
thanks in advance
-- ron (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999
Depends, are you in a colder northern area? I am in the Pacific Northwest and put my 200 gal bag on cardboard on the garage floor, it will not freeze throughout solid, leave room for ice though.
I used RV water hose from outside faucet to fill with, perhaps you could use a regular outside faucet to attach hose and fill? I am not familiar with any adapters that do this, perhaps someone else would know.
-- Sammie (email@example.com), December 28, 1999.
A good hardware store should be able to fix you up with the adapter that replaces the aerator on the faucet, and has threads on the outer end that match the garden hose. Or, try a home-brewing supplier, as there is a bottle washer that fits on the faucet that requires this kind of adapter that many homebrewing suppliers sell. Make sure you get the right one to fit your faucet, maybe take the aerator off the faucet and take it along to the hardware store. As far as the floor goes, I think that the smoother the better, so the concrete is better than a pallet.
-- Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999.
You should be able to an adapter for your kitchen faucet to garden hose at a hardware stove - just ask in plumbing (or a Home Depot, etc.) It'd be handy to unscrew the output aerator section of your faucet (the part at the output end typically with a screen) and take that with to the store so they can match up the thread. I'd probably personally put a piece of plywood underneath the bags, but my garage floor is probably dirtier than yours ;-) My two 300 gallon bags are in a crawlspace that I insulated/etc.
-- Ford Prefect (email@example.com), December 28, 1999.
If you or a friend ever had to fill a water bed they usely come with several adapters.
-- wittey (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999.