Step One was horrifying our neighbors with the arrival of the big green tank.
This is the point of the day we were sure we heard a collective gasp from the neighbors. I'm sure they were worried they'd be looking at that big green tank for a long time.
This is Corinne, the wonderful voice of Triple S Feed. She knows what they carry, what's in stock at the Creedmoor location and the Dripping Springs location, the tank dimensions, what fittings you might want, and sometimes even talks her husband into making a delivery on a Sunday morning.
Once it's unloaded, the easiest way to move it is to roll it. This tank only weighs about 250 pounds, but its shape makes it awkward to move any other way. We removed one panel of the fence (in one piece) and rolled the tank into the back yard. The fence panel goes right back in place. This tank is 6 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter, and will be hidden from view by the fence.
It actually takes more people to decide where it goes than it does to move it around.
Corinne and her husband leave, and we realize we don't know exactly where the water goes into the tank. Yes, it's still sitting on its side. we're leaving it that way for ease in moving it around until all the guttering and PVC pipe are in place. About where the water enters the tank, that's answered next time ...
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