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    Default diesel steel tank for water...

    I'm assuming the answer is "no" but figured I'd ask just to make sure. I just ran across a very very cheap underground steel diesel tank (5000gal). It's pretty big but not quite big enough to make a cellar/bunker out of so I'm wondering what I could do with it. Wondering if there's a way to disinfect to store water in it?
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    I'd say no.
    Diesel is some nasty stuff, and no telling how long it's been used as a fuel tank.
    I wouldn't use it for drinking water.

    You might could sell it to a farmer for diesel storage.
    Eat it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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    Great find, but unless you have a use for it, it's just a money trap. Maybe you could sell it to a medium sized farm or construction outfit. They might be leery of it though.
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    How the heck would you get a tank that size to your property??? What a PITA.

    Joe - NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slojo View Post
    How the heck would you get a tank that size to your property??? What a PITA.

    Joe - NY
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    I can trailer it on with a flatbed trailer and it's only maybe 5-10 miles away. They want $500 for it. Seems like a no brainer even if i simply wash it out and bury it and use it as a smallish root cellar. it's a bit over 6' in diameter and 17' long so it could have shelves on either side and a small walkway in the middle 17' long. either way for $500 it's a steal around here. I'm gonna try to go see it in the next few days to make sure it's not rusted out or anything like that. I was just wondering about the possibility to use as a water cistern. The other option is clean as best as possible and use it to collect rain water and snow runoff then only use it for non-drinking purposes?
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    1. Diesel is nasty.
    2. Steel tank with water? That'll rust it right quick without some serious treatment.

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    you will never get it clean enuff for drinking water. rural king sells huge watertanks.. maybe 2000 gal plastic. should try that route.

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    Ok, so it's basically what I thought. No good for drinking water but might be useful for something else depending on condition. I'm gonna go check it out tomorrow. I think once I see it person I'll be able to see if it'll work as a small root cellar. If not then rain water collector (after it's been washed out good) is all i can think of.
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