Liquid fert bund design

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Feldspar, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. B'o'B

    B'o'B Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    I know for a fact that if it were a diesel tank and a Tap went through the bund it would be classified as having no bund at all. All pipe work must be inside the bund when not used and come over top of the bund when in use.
     
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  2. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
  3. B'o'B

    B'o'B Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    I appreciate the difference, I just didn’t want @Feldspar to rush into something without thinking the whole job through properly. We all know how impulsive he is!
     
  4. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Yeah. He never thinks about anything. :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. Farmer Fin

    Farmer Fin Member

    New SQC rules mention bunding / appropriate ability to handle a spill. Does not look compulsory yet but no doubt will happen in the near future. A lot of tanks gone in round me with no bunding or easy ability to bund - myself included!
     
  6. Andrew K

    Andrew K Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Looks a very tidy set up Brisel.
     
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  7. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    Here you go, just put this in on a estate that’s a fair distance from home, 100 cube if fert in a bund, container spray store and 15k L of water for sprayers

    Drill trailer s bit in the way as we are sticking beans in today there

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  8. Longneck

    Longneck Member

    This is the bund I put up last year.

    Still need to put a hand rail round the steps.

    I think it’s 1.5m hight.

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    Wouldn’t dream of putting a tank in nowadays without a bund, surely only a matter of time before it’s a requirement.
     
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  9. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I assume that the poly pipes are for draining the sump. How have you secured them?
     
  10. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Yes, just pass through holes in the bund and mortared in - capped off with end stops, you need tools to remove the caps when it needs a rainwater drain down
     
  11. Hard Graft

    Hard Graft Member

    Location:
    British Isles
  12. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
  13. spikeislander

    spikeislander Member

    Location:
    bedfordshire
    Mines the same as @longnecks
     
  14. How do you make the concrete panels liquid tight?
     
  15. Longneck

    Longneck Member

    To be fair, I copied your design.

    To seal it I just used plenty of the grey mastic stuff on all the joints and put a mortar edge around the bottom. Wouldn’t think it’s any less watertight than block work.
     
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  16. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    I looked at using panels after seeing a few do it on here but the blocks worked out cheaper
     
  17. db9go

    db9go Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    I know the pannels will have the strengh but will the corner post be strong enough if in the unlikly chance it had a full tank full let go inside
     
  18. For sealing block work against liquid fert what products has anyone used?
     
  19. Andrew K

    Andrew K Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Have used Sika Flex Pro 3 in the past, but there may be better out there now. It is approved for sewage works etc so fairly arduous conditions!
     
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  20. Is this just used for sealing joints, or do people generally treat the whole surface?
     

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