Originally Posted by Brookster123
Ooooo!!! Do you have exposed cielings joists in the garage??
The garage ceiling is already home to five having bikes (I don't ride bikes -- some day I'll understand why the only other occupant in the house needs five), and in the one place deep enough I hang the 65 gallon ag tank I also use for water (hang on a hoist -- I don't fill it there).
I've thought of putting a tank in some corner -- a flat tank hanging on wire rack -- and actually filling it, but am a bit concerned about putting too much weight on the bottom of trusses -- I understand they can carry a huge load (we have concrete roof tiles), but pulling down on the bottom is not quite the same as loading up the top, and I think I skilled that day in statics.
Besides -- there's another "outside" issue. I make the water outside by the pool so the waste goes into it. In the summer the water is about 10 degrees too hot, which is a bigger pain to deal with prior to going into the tank than when it's too cold (I have a heater I just dunk in the tank while mixing). Not impossible, and if I had a really good outdoor solution I'd figure something out, but it just reduces the attractiveness.
What I do now is really not that bad -- I carry out the RODI
and set it next to the pool and it takes anywhere from half a day to 2+ days to make enough water depending on whether I'm doing a partial or massive water change and in how many tanks. It's the holding capacity that was a problem.
The trash cans nest, and I can store all the hoses, etc. inside of them, and stash that in my clothes closet over near my long sleeve shirts, real shoes, and long pants I also never use in Florida. At least that's the plan at this moment. I had hoped the collapsible ones would mean less wasted space for storage, but I think I'm done for now (well, I need to go finish the dolly before the holding tank fills so I can try the first one on the dolly).