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Preparation & Installation of Water Tank

Non-Pressurized Water Tanks
Non-Pressurized Water Tanks

Sanitize each tank prior to use to remove any debris from the manufacturing process.

Tanks are made in a warehouse, wipe with a damp cloth to remove surface dust or scuffs

Installation & Plumbing
Non-Pressurized Tank all tanks we carry must be vented allowing air in and out when in use, Plumbing Examples
Do Not hook a garden hose directly to tank damage will occur, it is recommended to use a fill dish or other gravity process
Do Not over-tighten fittings as damage will occur.

It is recommended to use plastic NPT male fittings with plastic female NPT fittings to avoid damaging the threads, metal thread fittings can crush the plastic threads.
Very little, if any, pipe thread tape is needed using too much pipe tape will damage the threads. We do not recommend pipe dope as you can not remove the fitting later, if used be sure to use a food safe brand.

Basic Plumbing Diagram - Example Only

What fittings will I need for my plumbing?

This will depend on how you are setting-up your tank and will vary by application, we are not aware of what items you will be needing, please view the Plumbing Examples

Fill Dishes

Food Grade Fill Hose


Uniseal Grommets

Water Tank Monitors & Probes

Water Pumps

Bracing and Supporting Water Tank - Example Only

Mounting & Bracing
Tank can be placed on any side.
Place tank on level surface and brace to prevent tank from moving during transit.
Tank needs to be adequately supported, examples on the Water Tank Helps Page
Do Not hang by ratchet straps, this is too thin and will not adequately support tank.
Do Not place weight on tank, if you need to stack the tanks you will need a weight bearing shelf between them.

Can I install the tank under the trailer?
Tanks can be installed inside or outside of unit, for food vendors verify requirements before purchasing as some areas do not allow tanks to be outside of the unit and others do not allow the tank to be inside of the unit.

All tanks must be braced and secured to prevent any movement of the tank while in transit and to prevent possibility of tank tipping or falling.
Due to the manufacturing process all the tanks especially the larger in size will have a bowing to the walls, when the tank is filled the tank will expand out removing the inward bow, we recommend laying all tanks on a level surface (this can be angled to help with drainage) and bracing the tanks. For larger tanks it is recommended to brace all side walls with plywood or metal, we do not recommend using ratchet straps on the tanks alone as this is a large amount of weight on a thin strip and may cause cutting into the tank. For tanks placed outside it is also recommend to enclose tanks using sheet metal / plywood or some other type of weather proof material to prevent damage from road debris and speed bumps, be sure to check your clearance before ordering.

Brackets or Strap Systems Due to the variety of installations we do not carry brackets or bracing systems.