More Problems...i need help

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  1. Junz

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    Guys, im on my ends wits here, my Sump wont fit into my cabinet, iv tried eveything to get it to fit but nothing will work...the only way i can do it is lift the tank and cabinet then place the cabinet over the sump and then we good to go. BUT i have NOBODY to help me...this is really really bad as all my plumbing has been done and now to move the tank will be the biggest mission ever. i need at least 6people to get this done...

    4 to hold the tank - we can put the tank down because of the plumbing.
    2 to lift the cabinet and move the sump in place.

    if anyone wants to help me please let me know, il sponsor a braai and drinks afterwards.

    or

    i can fit a slightly ( much smaller sump, but then im highly limited with options in the sump.

    ok, this leaves me with 2 options,
    1. get a smaller sump
    2. go with a smaller sump and run ZEO

    i need some advice and common sense please
     
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  3. FransSny

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    junz post pics if yo havent yet...ive moved a tank before, can be done
     
  4. Junz

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    Frans the tank is extremely heavy and my sump is 1.2x45x45 so its quite big.

    im not sure if this can be done without the manpower
     
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    junz, my tank is +/- 1600 x 600 x 700, moved it from the cabinet with 3 people, sump at 1,2 mtr not a prob. whats inside both or are they still empty, I live in PTA so could come and help if a reffer or two from the area would join...might cost yo a few:peroni:
     
  6. crispin

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    Junz i am sorry I am so far, but i am sure lifting the tank will be the best bet. Havinga large as possible sump really is to your advantage, of far greater advantage I would say that running Zeo.

    unfortuantly Rustenburg is the arse end of the world so not many people I know of out there to help, but surely you can hire 8 strong men from the side of the road and lift and place?
     
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    only other side of the boerwors curtain crispin:lol:
     
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    junz, had a look at your posts, easy peasy to lift that, i did it with my wife and 2 gardeners (ask warr..im small)...just look at your plumbing & get everything ready BEFOREHAND
     
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    I am in rustenburg
     
  10. Junz

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    Howsit guys,

    ok eventually one firend pitched up and we got it moved, unfortunately i didnt get to coat the stand with an anti-rust paint.

    will if be fine to use the stand like this? ie: with anti-rust

    i can paint the stand and it stands ( excuse the pun ) but i wont be able to get to the bottom ( the frame on the floor ) of it. is it still worth it to paint it ?


    thanks
     
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    If it was me I would have had it galvanised.
     
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    asshuan said galvanising would be best, whatever route you go i would seriously recommend painting the bottom, should you have a spill / overflow (it will happen:p) and the bottom is unpainted your stand will start rusting from the bottom up, even under the painted areas.

    ive had good sucess with a good undercoat & roofpaint
     
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