Water Tank Insulation

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Hi, Would like any suggestions regarding keeping the water tank 2000gal. {plastic?} from freezing this winter. I'm at 9200ft. in the Colorado rockies. I priced straw. my first choice at 5$ a bale in this area.Will fiberglass insulation work wrapped in black plastic?

-- Polly R. Bryant (Radean@webtv.net), October 10, 2001


First, WOW $5/bale for straw? I get upset when it gets to $1.50. I doubt the straw or firberglass insulation will be enough by itself to keep it from freezing. Bury it down near the frost line, most like not a cost effective choice if your digging into the rockies. Adding a tank heater along with the straw or fiberglass my be your only alternative. Not cheap but effective.

-- Gary (gws@redbird.net), October 10, 2001.

the mag had something for this not oo long ago,, can you build some type of greenhouse over it, using a swing set or somthing, insulate 3 side,, use windows or clear plastic for the other to allow the sun to come in. If you dont have some type of heat, just insulating it wont last long.

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), October 10, 2001.

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