Re: Gravity Holding Tank Installation Questions
Originally Posted by RHoodJr
On all of your recommendations I have accumulated all the parts
necessary for a tank installation
. I bought a Ronco tank that measures 5 depth
, 15 high 32 wide and plan to install this on the bulkhead behind and above the head
. I will be using 1 1/2 schedule 40 PVC with Sealand semi flexible hoses to connect to the head
and thru hull
. I will also be using 1 hose and thru hull
I was planning on building a shelf and inverted L shaped ends of marine
that has been fully coated with West System epoxy
, to secure the tank to the bulkhead. The tank has a capacity of 9 US gallons so I know the approximate weight when full.
That being said, can anyone comment on the proposed installation
? Can anyone give me an idea of the load forces of this tank and its contents in a seaway? The shelf and side brackets will all be thru bolted to the bulkhead. Any ideas/criticisms would be helpful.
Which way are you mounting it.... 32" left to right? Vertical should drain better. I used 2 x 2 throughbolted alum angle to support/surround the tank and nylon straps to hold it nested in the angles.
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