Read through or download and print the complete installation instructions for polyethylene underground tanks.
Placing the Tank
Prior to placing tank, check for shipping damage. Ensure that the tank is firmly embedded in pea gravel and that the tank is level, before starting to backfill. Shape bedding to the contours of the underside of tank to eliminate voids that later can cause settling of the tank
Install manway cap, and cover open pipe connections prior to backfilling.
Caution: Lid must be kept in place during and after installation to avoid possible manway distortion.
Tank must be bedded & back filled with 12" Pea Gravel around the tank.
Back-fill evenly around tank to avoid shifting the tank side to side.
Inlet – outlet must be level end to end, to ensure gravity flow
Shape bedding to the contours of the underside of tank to eliminate voids that can cause settling of the tank and bring it out of position.
Important: Ensure backfill is properly placed around the tank.
During Installation of the Tank
Make solvent weld pipe connections to pre-plumbed tank only when tank is firmly secured and unlikely to shift during remaining backfilling.
These guidelines are set out for proper burial of a polyethylene tank for underground applications, and must always be followed. They are especially important where the soil contains rock or clay. Improper burial may cause damage to the tank and void the warranty.
In case of conditions not covered in this text, or if there are any questions regarding soil or burial method, please contact our factory.