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How Do Water Towers Work?
« on: July 31, 2021, 11:23:19 PM »
3 vids.  The last one is very interesting.  The diver is 120' in the air, in a water tank but submersed in 40' of water.   :shocked:

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64577/how-do-water-towers-work?utm_source=GetTheElevatordotcom
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 11:42:07 PM »
Local water Company cleaned 6 feet of mud out of the water tower recently.  Our water is not filtered, just treated. 

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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 03:27:26 AM »
Gravity can be useful

The Victorians knew how to build these things and make them look good

Here's a disused one, originally built for an isolation hospital that is a couple of miles from where I live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3aBJR5TeP4

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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 07:13:39 AM »
When I was in high school we would go swimming in a water tower, mostly at night so not to get caught. Total darkness inside.
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 08:51:46 AM »
When I was in high school we would go swimming in a water tower, mostly at night so not to get caught. Total darkness inside.
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 09:46:54 AM »
first vid is my town, Edmond
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2021, 11:05:24 AM »
. Did you pee in the water?   
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2021, 11:07:06 AM »
Louisville Tower.






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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2021, 11:07:34 AM »
As I rode thru Linville, Alabama this past March after riding in the Cheaha mountain area, saw this unique looking 1917 watertower (built in Georgia).
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2021, 11:34:47 AM »
Water tanks/towers are often on the highest bill around. Sometimes this is also the affluent part of town.
In Seattle, they solved the conflict by building a brick shell around the giant tank, with a spillage staircase between the tank and the shell. An enclosed observation deck is on top.
This is one of the coolest free places in Seattle, but truly a secret, rarely mentioned in tourist overviews.
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2021, 08:19:42 AM »
Highest hill around can be a relative thing.
Our house in VA sits higher than the community water tower, necessitating the local water supply to fill a cistern part way up our driveway from which we use a submersible pump to pressure tank system to supply the house.
An interesting side note: the original owner did have a well drilled that functioned a few years until one day all the plumbing fell into the underlying salt caverns. Necessitating the above hack.
Another side note: Saltville sits atop what I believe is said to be the country’s largest natural gas reserve pumped into the underlying underground caverns.
…..that and the fact we’re directly below a low level military training flight route makes it an interesting place to live…..but the view of the VA mountains cannot be beat.
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2021, 02:20:10 PM »
When I was very young one of these made a huge racket landing in the field across from my house. It was to be used to rescue a worker who had fallen into this.

 

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2021, 08:17:55 PM »
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2021, 07:12:16 AM »
Here's a water tower converted into a home by a motorcyclist:

https://hyggehous.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=70766&currentimage=hyggegal10886_11.jpg

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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2021, 09:35:47 PM »
No water towers out here.  Just storage tanks and pumps.  The one for the neighborhood is at about 1200 ft. elevation and our house is at 500 ft. elevation.  The elevation change is within a 1 1/2 mile.  We still have water pressure when there's an electrical outage.
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2021, 09:09:07 AM »
In a little prairie town out here a number of years back they found a floater in the town water tower, the dude had been missing for 6 or 8 months, I heard that the amount of home canned products that showed up at the dump was monumental.  DonG

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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2021, 12:44:30 PM »
I pull mine right out of the mountainside...  no muss no fuss!

No dead bodies or swimming teenager musk in my supply!
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2021, 01:04:24 PM »
How often do you have the water quality checked?  Well or spring?  Curious here.  🤔
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2021, 02:10:32 PM »
How often do you have the water quality checked?  Well or spring?  Curious here.  🤔

its a well but I live on a mountain with a couple springs popping out the side and feeding the creek that runs thru my property.

Never had the water tested but it smells like nothing and tastes great and I'm still alive so i'm feeling pretty good
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Re: How Do Water Towers Work?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2021, 02:39:04 PM »
Okay.
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