At Ray’s request here is a more detailed look at how to install a grey water tank, Dave from Albury style.
The first step is to select a site for your new tank. Important things to take into account are the distance from your water source (closer is better) and the relative heights of your tank and water source. The second one is really the most important because if the top of your tank is higher than the point your water is coming from you’ll either end up with a half empty tank, or worse, a back flow of water from the tank to your laundry . The tank also needs some elevation so that you can get the water out of it.
Step two is to go to the back corner of the yard behind the garden shed, on in my case behind The Hut. Here you should find besa blocks, old sections of fence and spare planks. The saw horses will probably be handy too.
The next stop is the front of the shed, where you can collect screws, cable ties, a drill and a saw.
This is where the noisy stuff begins. Cut off the top and bottom of the fence palings, then screw some extra planks in the middle to reinforce it. This is the platform that the tank will sit on.
The hose fittings should now be installed in the tank. Most tanks will come with some crappy little stop cock, but throw that away and get a proper one that you can attach a garden hose to. This is where you get to break out the hole saw and copious amounts of silicon
Now that you’re finished with the sharp tools it’s officially time to start drinking beer.
The besa bricks can now be placed in a pattern on the ground designed to support your newly built platform, the tank placed on top and the collection hose run from the top of the tank to your water source.
And now the final result.