Rain water harvesting

BuskhillFarm

Member
Arable Farmer
I am building a new grain store and want to harvest a big of rainwater. Only to be used for spraying

What is the best way to do this?
Obviously I’ll be plumbing off down spout into a tank.

My two main questions are

1: Do I need a double skinned tank to stop it cracking with frost (or just drain in winter?)

2: Do I need a filter or something similar or will it be ok just using the sprayer to filter out (or will it block all the time)

Was thinking of black ibs or else a couple of old single skinned diesel tanks in line to keep costs down and light out of water
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I use this.

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Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I use this system


To feed linked tanks for spraying.

The weir filter takes out debris so no issues in the sprayer. Works very well indeed.
 

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
I have only single skinned tanks, Ok so far with the frost - there is a lot of water in them (10,000L) and that would take a while to freeze.

Taps should be frost proof though.

A filter is a good plan, surprising how much rubbish gets in there.

I don't filter on the way in as I wanted my tanks on stands so that I can gravity fill bowsers (not for spraying) and there wasn't enough room for the filter in the system. I also have 4 or 5 pipes going in and filters are pricey.

I have an inline filter that clips into the discharge pipe when I am filling the sprayer.
 

BuskhillFarm

Member
Arable Farmer
Thank you for all your reply’s. Relieved a single skin tank will do and not freeze.

I think I will get a weir filter seen ones at £250 and a single skinned tank (hopefully a good second hand)

Robert
 

devonshire farmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I have only single skinned tanks, Ok so far with the frost - there is a lot of water in them (10,000L) and that would take a while to freeze.

Taps should be frost proof though.

A filter is a good plan, surprising how much rubbish gets in there.

I don't filter on the way in as I wanted my tanks on stands so that I can gravity fill bowsers (not for spraying) and there wasn't enough room for the filter in the system. I also have 4 or 5 pipes going in and filters are pricey.

I have an inline filter that clips into the discharge pipe when I am filling the sprayer.
Don't suppose you could send a link to a similar filter for the discharge pipe please
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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