Monthly Archives: September 2016

Can an underground tank be of plastic?

Concrete water tanks were once the norm in New Zealand but as the future progresses more and more people are starting to opt to go for plastic water tanks surprisingly.  Why is this?  Are there benefits to plastic over concrete? Many questions arise over this subject so let’s look into it.underground_water_tank

One of the main problems with a concrete water tank is they can be damaged surprisingly easily, for example, many tanks end up cracking after an earthquake, or if the ground moves too much from a slip etc.  In New Zealand these sorts of events are quite common, common enough that people are now looking to alternate options such as plastic which doesn’t have the same problems as concrete.  Plastic tanks wont rust, rot, crack or corrode like other materials and are easier to install.  Plastic tanks won’t get damaged by an earthquake and a generally cheaper aswell. Another advantage is plastic can be moulded into a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your home. Some ask what about a fire?  If a fire is burning hot enough to melt an underground plastic tank it would be hot enough to explode a concrete tank or melt a steel tank aswell.  Being buried adds protection to a tank as well as giving more space in your environment.

Rotational plastics storage tanks are

  • Extra strong, one piece virtually stress free moulding
  • UV stabilised to maximise outdoor life
  • Full range of colours available
  • Hygienic food grade Polyethylene resistant to most chemicals
  • Easy to install

Checkout our collection of underground water tanks as follows:

Tank 1000L with 600mm Riser and 300mm Sump.  This has a length of 1400mm, width 1200mm, height 900mm (approx.)

Tank 2000L with 600mm Riser and 300mm Sump.  This has a length of 2800mm, width 1200mm, height 900mm (approx.)

Tank 3000L with 600mm Riser and 300mm Sump.  This has a length of 4200mm, width 1200mm, height 900mm (approx.)

Tank 4000L with 600mm Riser and 300mm Sump.  This has a length of 5600mm, width 1200mm, height 900mm (approx.)

Tank 5000L with 600mm Riser and 300mm Sump.  This has a length of 7000mm, width 1200mm, height 900mm (approx.)

Tank 375L. This has a length of 1200mm, width 700mm, height 750mm (approx.)

Tank 500L. This has a length of 1190mm, width 680mm, height 980mm (approx.)

Call us for a quote or advice.

Everything you need to know about Greasetraps

When grease and oils etc are left to go down into the plumbing they can harden and cause blockages and damage to the pipes.  This can cause backups of pipes and subsequently cause damage to your building and pipework.  Grease traps stop this from happening. They trap the grease and oils so it doesn’t go down the drain.  This residue of grease and oils can then be safely discarded or even if clean enough sold to places such as soap manufacturers.  A grease trap works by holding hot water and allowing it to cool down so any fats solidify.  This solid residue floats on the surface of the water for easy removal.plastic_greasetrap

You need to ensure your grease trap is big enough to cope with your needed situation, ensuring it is sized correctly by being at least twice the capacity of the fittings that discharge into it.  The minimum being 100 Litres.  You will also need consents in order to discharge trade wastewater which can be obtained from a Trade Waste Officer or relevant territorial authority.  There are fees annually and regular inspections are made.

We at Rotational Plastics have a wide range of grease traps in all sizes.  Our grease traps are top quality items.  Some of these products include

  • 1000L Grease trap with riser,
  • 125L Low profile under bench grease trap
  • 125L Plastic or galvanised lid grease trap
  • 2000L Grease trap with 2 riser
  • 3000L Grease trap with 3 riser
  • 375L Cast iron or plastic lids grease trap
  • 4000L Grease trap with 4 riser
  • 5000L Grease trap with riser
  • 500L Cast iron or plastic lids grease trap
  • Grease trap inspection chamber with lid

Call us today for a free quote.