Did you know? With every 1'' of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof area you can collect around 600 gallons!
 
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This product has 15 Term(s) to Know. They are listed below.
Terms to Know
90 degree Elbow
This is a fitting device which is bent in such a way to produce 90 degree change in the direction of flow of the content in the pipe.
Auto-Fill Kit
An apparatus used to add liquid to a tank using an automated on/off switch. The Bushman Auto-Fill Kit is adjustable when determining tank liquid level.
Baffles
A reinforcing structure molded into a Bushman Slim Line Tank to help restrain the outward force of the liquid against the tank wall.
Ball Valve
A manual valve controlling flow by means of a ball pierced with an opening in one direction and fixed to rotate on a spindle at right angles to the opening. The valve is controlled manually by rotating a handle to regulate the flow.
Bioswale
A landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a swaled drainage area with gently sloped sides (less than six percent) and filled with vegetation and varying levels organic materials consisting of differing densities to capture and filter possible pollutants while allowing the water to permeate into the ground.
Brass Fittings
A female connection with NPT threads, made of brass designed to pass a connection through the sealed wall of a vessel. Bushman Brass Fittings are molded into the tank for a permanent installation.
Bulkhead Fitting
A threaded female connection opening made of plastic or brass designed to pass a connection through the sealed wall of a vessel. The fitting is used to move water in or out of a Bushman tank.
Capacity
The maximum amount of liquid that can be contained in a tank before it exits the overflow or inlet opening.
Catch Valve
A device for automatically limiting flow in a piping system to a single direction
Catchment Rule
For every inch of precipitation on 1,000 square feet of surface area, approximately 600 gallons of rainwater can be collected
Connection Kit
see First Flush Kit.
Crushed Rock
Rock that is mechanically broken into small pieces then sorted by filtering through different size mesh. The non-uniform shape locks the rocks in place and provides an excellent base for tank placement.
Daisy Chain
The connection of multiple tanks via a fitting & hose that creates a transference point for liquid to move from one tank to another by gravity pressure.
Debris Separator
The first stage of the a First Flush Kit, the top of the diverter is constructed with a 45 degree screen that allows rainwater to enter, but leaves and twigs to slide off.
Downspout
A downspout is a vertical pipe for carrying rainwater from a rain gutter downward.
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