I put this at the bottom of a weather post, but I thought I would give it its own thread, see if anyone has ideas. Here's my issue:
275 gallon containers. You can get them clean, used, food grade for about $100. I want two. I've just been dithering while I figure out how to make a platform for them. I want them up about 3 feet for gravity feed and easy bucket filling. But of course that much water weighs 2,287 pounds (= more than a ton), not counting the weight of the container. So whatever they sit on has to be VERY sturdy. And they have to be level, even though the ground where they would sit slopes away from the house (as it should).
All you ingenious folk out there, any thoughts about how to do this that is within very average DIY skills? I have thought about wood, maybe just stacked instead of built into a structure or concrete block.... OR
I found this image:
It's a platform for a very large tank. Looks like made from wooden platform supported on steel pipe frame. But I have no idea how to build or where to buy something like that.
Here's a picture of a water heater on a platform, but that's all there was of the picture, not enough detail. What is it sitting on on the ground? How does the pipe connect to the platform so that the whole thing is supported?
Thanks very much for any thoughts/ ideas