Sprayer filling area with mid tier

Boomerang

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15000l tank at back is rainwater harvesting holding tank It's pumped up by electric pump and filtered to 2000l tank on the raised frame.
This fills sprayer inside shed by gravity through pipe in the back of shed .
Bio tubs contain a mixture of soil , sand and straw , yes you are correct perspex roof sheets stop rain getting in bed and aid evaporation.
Shed Floor grate fills cistern which is pumped up to a 1400l holding tank this then cycles through drippers, it percolates through the beds and excess is returned to 1400l tank to begin process again until tank contents have been processed.
Bio baths have the combined capacity to process 3000l of tank washings per year and should last minimum of 5 years before mixture needs to be removed and spread on land. 5 years depends on amount put through it per year, don't know that yet.
Bio baths is a dutch system called phytobac .
 

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Scots_Knight

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Arable Farmer
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Aberdeenshire
By heck @Boomerang that's even more impressive now you've explained it, love the water coming in to fill the sprayer.

How does the rainwater harvesting do, can you run short of water sometimes ?

Presume the filtration keeps it clean.

I was at a Biofilter open day once and it was undercover and functional but not as good a setup as yours.

I've a wash bay and stacked Bio filters but haven't got the shed yet, was part of a environmental scheme up here, I'd to do something for points to get in.

I did want to do it anyway but it would be much better with a shed, we only got fixed price for wash bay, pumps and Biofilter.

I think your Dutch system looks better 👍
 

Boomerang

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By heck @Boomerang that's even more impressive now you've explained it, love the water coming in to fill the sprayer.

How does the rainwater harvesting do, can you run short of water sometimes ?

Presume the filtration keeps it clean.

I was at a Biofilter open day once and it was undercover and functional but not as good a setup as yours.

I've a wash bay and stacked Bio filters but haven't got the shed yet, was part of a environmental scheme up here, I'd to do something for points to get in.

I did want to do it anyway but it would be much better with a shed, we only got fixed price for wash bay, pumps and Biofilter.

I think your Dutch system looks
By heck @Boomerang that's even more impressive now you've explained it, love the water coming in to fill the sprayer.

How does the rainwater harvesting do, can you run short of water sometim
Presume the filtration keeps it clean.

I was at a Biofilter open day once and it was undercover and functional but not as good a setup as yours.

I've a wash bay and stacked Bio filters but haven't got the shed yet, was part of a environmental scheme up here, I'd to do something for points to get in.

I did want to do it anyway but it would be much better with a shed, we only got fixed price for wash bay, pumps and Biofilter.

I think your Dutch system looks better 👍
Tank has mains fill back up ,automatic on a float switch But shouldn't need it .
Not had any water issues yet.
No doubt when the clipboard welding gestapo look at it they will find something wrong .
 

Scots_Knight

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Arable Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
Tank has mains fill back up ,automatic on a float switch But shouldn't need it .
Not had any water issues yet.
No doubt when the clipboard welding gestapo look at it they will find something wrong .
Thanks, I was wondering my Agronomist keeps pushing me for rainwater harvesting but perhaps with back up that would be the way.

I've just bought a 10,000 litre tank 2" outlet to use with my existing Honda pump and I'm just using mains water at the moment, used to draw from a drain near the farm but got worried incase there was a spill while filling next to a "watercourse"

Clipboard man should be over the moon with your setup, absolutely spot-on with what their wanting I'd think.

Thanks again for the information I'm sure others have found it really interesting as well 👍
 

Boomerang

Member
Thanks, I was wondering my Agronomist keeps pushing me for rainwater harvesting but perhaps with back up that would be the way.

I've just bought a 10,000 litre tank 2" outlet to use with my existing Honda pump and I'm just using mains water at the moment, used to draw from a drain near the farm but got worried incase there was a spill while filling next to a "watercourse"

Clipboard man should be over the moon with your setup, absolutely spot-on with what their wanting I'd think.

Thanks again for the information I'm sure others have found it really interesting as well 👍
My agronomist is also an advocate of rainwater for spraying..
Just need to make sure you dont get any crap of roof..
 

Mark C

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Location
Bedfordshire
We did ours last year. 7.5m x 12m

Was a lean to on an existing shed that kept the cost down.

When you get your CSF officer out make sure to tell him that you are upgrading the sprayer to a fastrac/hosrch trailed as then he should sign off a bigger floor area to accomodate one!

Our grant covered the roof and steelwork and the concrete floor (readymix and contractor to lay it - not the sub base). (pre crazy steel prices)

We paid for the cladding, doors, drainage, underground tank.

Really happy with it and at then end of the day its a useful shed that's part paid for. I think they will be a legal requirement in the not too distant future.

Rainwater harvesting is a great asset. I put in 40000l of harvesting off 2 buldings. Connected the tanks underground and the supply pipe comes into the store in a duct to a stand pipe. Standard 360 glyphosate at 2l/ha is like napalm!
Have hardly had to use any mains water
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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