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Refrigerator for water storage.

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Philwill93, Feb 6, 2008.

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  1. Philwill93

    Philwill93 Member

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    Hey guys I have found a comercial stainless steel refrigerator.
    I measured it and looks like it will hold close to 400 gal.
    So, so you think this a good start on water storage.

    I'll have to find out the details, but the best part is he has 2
    and there free if I want them.

    Phil

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  2. Tony H

    Tony H New Member

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    Forgive for asking are those things water tight ? Also is the insulation and lining water tight and / or able to handle the heat ? What about the door opening ?
  3. Eric Johnson

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    I might be wrong, but I think leaddog has something like that for storage.
  4. Philwill93

    Philwill93 Member

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    also Eric, How close can I put an EKO to the house and still be safe?
    I was thinking of attaching an extended roof off the house for EKO
    and a storage tank near DHW tank and most plumbing.

    Phil
  5. Eric Johnson

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    I don't think there's any safety issue with putting a gasifier like the EKO in an attached shed or other enclosure. As long as your chimney meets code, I think that's a good way to go.
  6. leaddog

    leaddog Minister of Fire

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    My tank is made out of walk in freezer panels so they arent quite the same but you will have a head start on insulation. Make sure they are reinforced and strong as there is a lot of force when it is full on water.
    The best part is if they are free they are worth at least $.80 a lb for scrap and that isn't chicken feed. If they don't work out you will have some seed money to do something else.
    leaddog
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