Is a round brine tank preferable to a rectangular one?

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  1. amateurplumber1

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    Deleted. Nevermind.
     
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    A round tank is less likely to bulge from the pressure than a flimsy square one. That said, my square tank that I've had for 14 years doesn't bulge and has never bridged.
     
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    Interesting. Is bridging really a huge problem? Obviously, if it helps, i'll just get round lol.
     
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    From a purely theoretical viewpoint, a round tank is stronger, since the wall is in uniform tension throughout.
     
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    Update: I got a square one, simply because I liked the looks of it better, lol.
     
  8. LLigetfa

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    You do realize that by asking the question that you jinxed yourself?
     
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    Pshhh, duh, that's why I deleted it. :p
     
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    Nice try. Nothing ever goes away on the Web.
     
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    Mikey, I'm a geek too! :(
     
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