Super Tanker Set Up Instructions
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Super Tanker water storage system. This water storage container was designed to minimize water storage space and maximize water storage volume in a vertical cylinder complete with gravity fed dispensing.
Your Super Tanker comes complete with a spring loaded vented cap to allow air flow when dispensing water through the spigot or ball valve and to provide you with a sealed container for static water storage with the spring loaded cap and underside gasket.
The following set up instructions will provide you with the cleanest and safest water storage. We recommend the initial set up be done in your driveway or near a floor drain in your basement:
1. Remove the plastic shipping bag.
2. Remove the blue dust caps on the two grey bulkhead fittings located bottom center and 19” from the bottom left of center on the front of the tank.
3. To remove any excess plastic filings that may be left inside the tank from drilling through the side walls to mount the bulkheads, lay the tank horizontally face down. Remove the black lid from the top of the tank. Lift the bottom of the tank up so the top front portion of the tank is resting on the ground. Then tap/knock the bottom and side walls of the tank so that any filings left inside will settle to the top of the tank resting on the ground.
4. Reach inside the tank with a vacuum hose to remove any excess plastic filings.
5. RINSE BEFORE FILLING: Stand the tank up vertically and with the black lid removed, tilt the tank forward enough to look inside the tank through the lid port.
6. Rinse the inside of the tank thoroughly and completely with a potable safe water hose (We highly recommend that you do not use a regular garden hose to rinse or fill your tank due to recycled materials used in garden hoses. Potable safe hoses can be purchased at hardware stores or recreation vehicle businesses that sell vacation trailers and motor homes). Let the rinse water drain through the open bottom bulk head.
7. After you are confident that the tank is thoroughly rinsed, position the tank in its final location that allows you to easily fill the tank from the open top lid port. Ensure that this position also allows you to easily dispense water from both the spigot and ball valve locations.
8. DO NOT position and fill your Super Tanker on a truss floor system on the main floor of your home, only on a concrete floor to withstand the weight of the filled Super Tanker.
9. We recommend you place some sort of a barrier underneath the tank between the tank bottom and the concrete floor. This barrier could be a piece of coroplast (corrugated plastic sheets used for making signs), a piece of plywood, or a safe wooden pallet free of any protruding nails or sharp objects/edges.
10. When the tank is in its final position, screw the white spigot into the top grey bulkhead and then the brass ball valve into the bottom bulkhead. To avoid over tightening the spigot and ball valve into the bulkheads, it is best to screw these fitting tightly and upright by hand, no wrenches needed.
11. When the spigot and ball valve are secured tightly and upright, fill the tank from the top up to the 100 gallon mark (400 liters) just above the top bulk head.
12. Let the 100 gallons of water inside the tank stand for about 10 minutes to ensure the fitting are installed tight enough with no water leaks where the fittings are screwed into the bulkheads. Wipe the area where the spigot and ball valve are screwed into both bulkheads with a dry cloth.
13. HIGH & DRY TEST: To complete the high & dry test, wipe your dry finger on the underside of the threads of the spigot and ball valve. If your finger has any amount of pooled water on it, you can afford to tighten that fitting ONE more revolution (no more than one revolution at a time before checking for any further leakage).
14. Check several times for leaks, if you finger is dry, then you are high & dry and ready to completely fill your tank.
15. AEROBIC OXYGEN: Regular chlorinated tap water should be rotated every 6 months. Stored water treated with Aerobic Oxygen should be rotated every 5 years.
250 Super Tanker - Add one 8 ounce bottle of Aerobic Oxygen as follows:
- ONLY AFTER THE HIGH & DRY TEST IS COMPLETED and with the 250 Super Tanker filled to 100 gallons, pour 1/2 (4 oz) of the 8 oz bottle of Aerobic Oxygen into the 250 Super Tanker from the open lid port on top of the Super Tanker. Then fill the 250 Super Tanker with water up to 200 gallon level and pour the last 4 oz of the 8 oz bottle of Aerobic Oxygen into the 250 Super Tanker. Continue filling the 250 Super Tanker to within one inch from the top of the tank and then secure the black lid. Your set up is complete!
125 Super Tanker – Add two 2 ounce bottles of Aerobic Oxygen as follows:
- ONLY AFTER THE HIGH & DRY TEST IS COMPLETED and with the 125 Super Tanker filled to 100 gallons (just above the top bulkhead), pour one 2 oz bottle of Aerobic Oxygen into the 125 Super Tanker from the open lid port on top of the Super Tanker. Then fill the 125 Super Tanker with water to the top of the Super Tanker decal level and pour the second 2 oz bottle of Aerobic Oxygen into the 125 Super Tanker. Continue filling the 125 Super Tanker to within one inch from the top of the tank and secure the black lid. Your set up is complete!
16. DRAINING YOUR SUPER TANKER: Attach a hose to the ball valve and run the hose to a floor drain. Remove the top black lid for maximum air flow, open the ball valve and drain.
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