Tank bursting occurances

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Jaco Schoeman, 6 Oct 2009.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Hey guys...

    As the insurance guy here, I was just wondering about this phenomenon occuring more often lately...

    A lot of guys are posting tank bursts / breakages... Sorry to hear bout yours Jaak:(...

    It seems the Aqua H2O is propably on top of the list of culprates.

    So could you guys please elaborate a bit on tank bursts? Tell us what tank you had, why it burst or cracked and what was lost in the process...

    This will not affect the insurance product at all, as we have already prepared for the worst - so don't stress. ;) This is really just an "interesing to know thread..."
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Thanks Jaco, I was actually going to give you a call last night... Let me deal with my current insurance then I'll talk to you.
     
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    Some of the main causes of tank bursts are, tanks not level, kids playing around the tank, Stand too weak to handle the weight and therefore bends, insufficient bracing.........
     
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  6. Jaco Schoeman

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    Makes sense... Thanks guys. I also think installation is the biggest cause. Tanks not being 100% level is a time bomb. Then I also think that commercially manufactured tank especially from our friends in the East is a big problem. Cheap yes, but so is Chana vs. Mercedes.
     
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