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    Question 2nd hand slurry tower

    Anybody had any dealings with putting up second hand slurry towers? Ever reggretted putting one up? We have found one that will fulfill our needs just wondering if going second hand is faulse economy over new!!??

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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    mickmoor is your man. not sue if he has re-registered but google will find him.

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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Anybody had any dealings with putting up second hand slurry towers? Ever reggretted putting one up? We have found one that will fulfill our needs just wondering if going second hand is faulse economy over new!!??

    TIA
    IIRC you're from the Oswestry are, Marvellous Martin, i'm sure you know who i mean has put one or two up, you could have a word with him.

    But it will need to be bought cheap as the labour to put it up will be at least as much as a new one, the concrete and mastic will be the same then it needs to be carefully dismantled because it's not the sort of thing you want to damage.

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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Anybody had any dealings with putting up second hand slurry towers? Ever reggretted putting one up? We have found one that will fulfill our needs just wondering if going second hand is faulse economy over new!!??

    TIA
    needs to be a permastore most others not worth bothering with, we did one, took it down ourselves but had it put up professionally, they like to use new bolts, and as already posted the mastic and concrete costs the same as a new un, ours was a thee ringer but we had it made into four by putting a new ring on the bottom in the concrete so it should last as long as a new one. worth considering as it is relativly simple to change / replace the pannels not in the concrete.

    relatively easey to take down if there's one or two of you good air spanner or battery op ratchet, helps if you warm the mastic with blow lamp but becarefull not to overheat ,just soften it abit and then slide a sharp knife between the sheets, sheets in the concrete can be a prob if they used decent stuff. we started off with road compressor & jack hammer but ended up with a mini digger witrh a pecker and a pice of ply wood against the sheets to protect them from flying bits , if you want to speak to the guy who put ours up pm me . looks tidy and we are pleased with it and saved a fair bit on a complete new job

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    It will have to be truly exceptional condition, and very cheap! The EA have introduced a rule that says that any new or substantially re-constructed store must have a design life of at least 20 years. They go on to say that professional advice will almost certainly be required. The labour cost is high, and I never use tanks taken down by others. As a guide, allow 36 pence for every nut, bolt and washer to be replaced, and the amount of mastic required will cost about the same as well. If you would like a budget costing for dismantling, cleaning and re-erecting, call me with make, number of sheets round, number of sheets high and location, (post code is useful). Permastore or Harvestore should have a model number this will tell me all the design details of the tank including when it was supplied.
    Take note of other posts on this thread, a lot of sense here.
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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    The store in question is a 380,000 gal 4 ring Permastore that is on a Turf farm so has been used to hold water for irragation so is in very good condition, currently havent got the model number atm but when we do we will find out its age ect.. It will be dissmanteled and erected by a local company Davies & Parry who specialise in putting up new & second hand stores. As it stands the second hand tower comes to mid 30,000 to be dismantelled and put up and a new one slightly smaller capacity is High 50,000 so talking not far off 40-50% the cost of new!!
    thanks for your replys thus far.

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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    The store in question is a 380,000 gal 4 ring Permastore that is on a Turf farm so has been used to hold water for irragation so is in very good condition, currently havent got the model number atm but when we do we will find out its age ect.. It will be dissmanteled and erected by a local company Davies & Parry who specialise in putting up new & second hand stores. As it stands the second hand tower comes to mid 30,000 to be dismantelled and put up and a new one slightly smaller capacity is High 50,000 so talking not far off 40-50% the cost of new!!
    thanks for your replys thus far.
    davies & parry assisted the firm that did ours between them they did a good job and got on with it

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    They ( Parry and Davies that is )have been very helpful when we consider moving a 250,000 gallon Permastore from the next door neighbours , and they quoted for 2 others they had , at the time !!
    I only have heard good things about them! I would go for that one you are looking at!
    We didnt go down that route ,as the store wasnt really big enough ,and I didnt want to chuck money into a white elephant , if I gave up!
    So we put in a 2nd hand seperator and pump the liquid off to an old marl hole . We have a saleable asset there and when its gone its gone , unlike a couple of thou for an tin tank and a ruddy big ring of concrete , when you come to sell it !

    Mind you , if youre in it for the long haul , Its horses for courses

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    Yes, Davis and Parry should be cheaper than me!
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    Re: 2nd hand slurry tower

    What are peoples opinions on circular Concrete slurry stores? ie Cravern concrete?

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    All types of stores have good and bad points. As a general rule, above ground - glass coated steel are the best, last longer and damage is both instantly visible and easy to repair; below ground - concrete are far better at coping with the pressure from back filling, particularly when the tank is empty. Above ground concrete circular tanks rely on a tension mechanism to cope with the pressure,which is designed to be over-tensioned so that they do not stretch too much when full, and leak through the joints. Bolted steel tanks SHOULD be designed and erected so that the consequences of stretching and relaxing every time it is filled or emptied are minimal.
    The other drawback with concrete is that it is not completely impervious, as we all know, because a damp-proof membrane has to be incorporated below a concrete floor; the end result is that the reinforcing eventually corrodes, bursting the concrete.
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