When people visit campus they often tell us that it must be difficult to live in a set-up like this with bathrooms so far away with the residential frog family, no running water, lots of mosquitoes. Well.. it is not easy to live in a place like this when one knows that it will be upgraded soon to make it reasonably comfortable and mostly efficient. So the guys of the campus (Anurag, Arjun and Rakesh)along with the help of Mr. Mali, our ex-neighbor worked together a plan of installing a water tank using almost all reused materials. Here’s how they did it, what they did and what the results were. Hope it helps in case you want to try something similar.
1000 litre water tank(sintex ki tanki)
Pipe(unplasticized poly vinyl chloride)
Tank nipple(1 inch)
Socket( 1 inch)
PVC solvent cement
T for connection
Take an empty 1000 liter water tank( we use Polyvinyl chloride tank, commonly abbreviated PVC)
To make inlet for water supply we take one socket,we use the galvanised iron pipe(GI) socket of 1 inch.
To make inlet for water we heat the socket and make a hole on the top of the water tank at the back side. For outlet follow the same procedure to make a hole at the bottom backside of the water tank.
Take a galvanized iron tank nipple of 1 inch and fit it at the inlet and outlet hole.The nipple should be taped well on both the sides with teflon tape.
Attach the rubber seal and the bolt to the nipple which will be inside the tank . If you wish to filter the water, add a small piece of net to the nipple.
Fill water in the tank to check leakage. If the water does not leak, your tank is now ready to be placed to its designated spot. In our case it was the terrace of Shed No.1.
The outer part of the tank nipple which is already taped, now needs to be fit with half inch socket. The socket that was used has two ends one side being half inch and the other side being one inch. At the other side (1 inch side) fit a UPVC pipe with the help of a solvent.
Fit a brass elbow to the UPVC pipe and add another six feet (sizes may vary depending on your need)pipe to it to carry the water.
We attached our water source (pipe from the motor) to the six feet pipe.
To enhance the pressure of the water, add a T to the six feet pipe and attach another UPVC pipe and lastly attach a valve at the end of the pipe.
For the outlet pipe we use the T and UPVC pipes. This T can also be used to manage the distribution of water according to the number of lines we want.
Finally fit a tap at the other end that needs to be covered.
P.S Open the tap and feel the joy of washing your face with the running water.