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Has anyone seen these before? I was browsing around for cistern ideas and saw these. Would work well for those that are short of space (urban environment) or maybe put under your sub-floor. A little expensive but other than oxygen, water is the most important resource you need. Thoughts?

 

www.aquabarrel.com/product_waterbrick.php

 

1. Volume: The volume capacity of each WaterBrick is 3.5 gallons or 1.6 gallons for the half size. However, when filling these water and food storage containers, one should assume a volume loss of approximately 2.67% due to the structural design elements.

2. Cleaning: Simply use a quarter cup of bleach with one cup of water and pour inside the WaterBrick, tighten lid; then, shake back and forth for a few minutes. When completed, thoroughly rinse out the contents and let dry. If you feel it is necessary to clean the lid and gasket, remove both and wash. However, make sure when replacing gasket that the gasket's "flap" edge is directed outbound.

3. Filling: When filling these plastic water containers, make sure you completely dry the container, especially the "treaded" area of its neck and cap. Once completed, lay the container on a dry paper towel and let sit long enough to see if there are any leaks before stowing away.

4. Water Storage: For short and long term water storage, it is recommended that you add a water preservative. Aquabarrel does not offer chemicals for treating storage water at this time.Visit the American Red Cross web site for details on how to store water properly.

5. Stacking: Although WaterBricks, when filled, are designed to be cross stacked up to 5 feet in height for storage purposes, we strongly recommend that the average person not exceed 4 feet in stacking height or beyond one's own ability to handle safely.

Food Storage: If you are using WaterBrick as food storage containers and are applying oxygen absorbers to deplete the air inside, make sure you first remove the gasket from inside the cap and cut a 1 inch slit in the middle of the gasket to allow the depletion of air within the container.

 

Ice Blocks: If you want to freeze WaterBricks, do NOT fill the WaterBrick to the very top of the container. Water expands as it freezes and will cause the WaterBrick to distort from it's normal straight sided shape. This expansion will cause damage and void any warranty. Therefore, when filling, your water level should be NO HIGHER than the top of the male locking lug which is just below the WaterBrick logo on the container.

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I saw them and what was interesting was they could be stacked like bricks covered with a table cloth to look like furniture

 

the price was a bit steep but for those with money and the need to store water in an apartment it may be good.

 

as Wally pointed out you need to make sure that if your on a second floor or have a basement that the weight is not

 

so concentrated to cause the floor to fall in, water is 8.3 pounds to the gallon + your container you need a gallon a day

 

minimum not including bathing / cleaning / flushing as if water is cut off your going to need to flush with your water

 

or dig and build an outhouse.

 

Another reason why I think in 90 days the world will have fewer contestants fecal matter is the most deadly thing

 

now add in all the people who are woefully ignorant of that or because they have not the resources to remove

 

waste will do as in old Europe throw it in the street and create a petri dish of diseases,

 

add in all the violence and no services to clean it up and you got real problems the movie soylent green comes to mind

 

so yall city folk have fun ya hear ROTFLMAO....

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