Frequently Asked Questions
Did you know? With every 1'' of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof area you can collect around 600 gallons!
Rainwater Harvesting Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Can you elevate Bushman tanks to increase the output pressure?
A. Yes you can. Ensure the elevated area is stable, level, and capable of withstanding the weight of a tank that is full of water.
Q. Should I secure my slimline Bushman Tank?
A. We suggest securing all Slimline Tanks to a stable permanent structure. Some customers have used Water Heater Strapping and anchoring hardware to attach Bushman Slimline tanks to the exterior wall of a building.
Q. Do you need to empty Bushman tanks completely to prepare for freezing conditions?
A. Yes, It is best to completely drain your tank and leave the bottom plugs open during any potential for freezing temperatures.
Q. Should I remove the filter assembly from the bottom of the First Flush Assembly when I winterize?
A. Yes, Winterizing all parts that can retain water is critical. Bushman Tanks, Pumps and Accessories are not designed to withstand the force of freezing water. Damage from frozen water is not covered by Bushman’s Warranty.
Q. What are those big holes for on your side of the Slimline tanks?
A. The holes are for added strength, the baffles connect the front and back walls of the tank and keep it from bulging outward. These Engineered Features along with increased wall thickness, allow Bushman Slimline Tanks to provide worry free performance fo
Q. What size are the bottom area outlets on your tanks?
A. A. They are all 1” NPT size outlets.
Q. What type of foundation do you recommend for installing a Bushman tank?
A. We recommend a level area slightly larger than the tank covered with 3”-4” of ¾ crushed rock. Smaller rock can be added on top of the crushed rock for better appearance. Concrete slabs or pavers are also suitable, but not required.
Q. What about mosquitoes getting into the tank?
A. A. All Bushman tanks are equipped with stainless steel 20x20 mesh on inlets and overflows to prevent mosquitoes and other pests from entering the tanks. (remember to always keep the cover on your inlet strainer basket)
Q. What is a “first flush” ?
A. The Bushman First Flush Kit is a device that prevents most of the debris on the collection surface: leaves, twigs, dust, bird droppings etc. from entering the tank. This device is highly recommended if you plan to use your stored rainwater in an irrigati
Q. Can you hook two or more of your tanks together to get a larger capacity for holding more rainwater? Can you mix the sizes?
A. Yes, Bushman tanks come from the factory with all the necessary fittings to link tanks in series. Sizes can be mixed but please consult a qualified system designer for advice when mixing sizes.
Q. Can I install your tank system myself or do I need a plumber?
A. Our rainwater collection systems are do-it-yourself friendly. All Bushman products come with the necessary instructions to install any of our products. Bushman also offers design assistance via phone and email.
Q. Can your tanks be buried underground?
A. Current Bushman Systems are intended for Above Ground use only. They are designed specifically for collecting and storing rainwater.
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