On the Farm

With good helpers, a lot is possible. As well as the busy summer fruit harvest and management, and with renewing the whitewash over the whole outside of the house, this week we replaced the rainwater header tank that sits 4.5m off the ground on the lower level of the water tower.  A minor engineering feat getting the old one safely down and the new one up these ramps, with ropes and many hands making everything safe.


8m long Ramps set up, ready to bring the old leaky tank down.

The problem was having a zincalume roof feeding (eventually) into a plain galvanised header tank. The ions work against the galvanising, and the tank does not last. The new tank is aquaplate, so polymer coated steel on the dark inside of the tank, and galvanised steel on the outside to cope with the sun and rain.