Cooling Water in Exterior Tank

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by popesterb, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. popesterb

    popesterb New Member

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    Hi there,

    I live in the Middle East and they use exterior holding tanks for houses over here. Being summer time, the water in the tank is quite warm, bordering on hot, and I'm looking for a homemade (read inexpensive) way to set up some sort of cooling mechanism for the water in the tank. A commercially bought water chiller isn't really an option, just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

    Thanks!
  2. SacCity

    SacCity In the Trades

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    A small spray nozzel and pump to take advantage of evaporative coolling should drop the temperature about 10 to 15 degres.
  3. Texas Wellman

    Texas Wellman In the Trades

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    A well insulated tank would probably do the trick. Even better, a concrete holding tank or a buried plastic one.
  4. gritres

    gritres New Member

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    just put it underground as deep as your shovel can take it
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