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Enclosing a well and water storage tank in shed?

Enclosing a well and water storage tank in shed?


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Old 12-01-18, 10:57 PM
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Enclosing a well and water storage tank in shed?

So my wife and I just built a home in New Braunfels, TX and I would like to build a shed around my wellhead, pressure tank, and water storage tank. The storage tank is a 3,000 gallon tank so it is quite large. Where I am having trouble figuring out is what to do for a foundation? Since have a shed floor is not necessary, Iím not quite sure what would be strong enough for a foundation or support for the structure. Any recommendation would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 11:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Size of the structure is needed.
 
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Old 12-02-18, 03:46 AM
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My first thought is build it like a pole barn. So the poles lasted longer use galvanized steel corner fence posts. The floor if you wanted one could be concrete pavers.
 

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Old 12-02-18, 04:20 AM
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Ray's pole barn suggestion would be the easiest/cheapest. The shed shouldn't need a floor to make the structure stable. You could pour a footer and block up a foundation building it like you would a house - just no floor. Back when I had a well I built a shed around it, later expanding it into a shop. it had a block foundation and wood stud walls. It went several yrs with nothing but a dirt floor until I poured concrete. The only concern with enclosing it all is if the well pipe ever has to be pulled.
 
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The only concern with enclosing it all is if the well pipe ever has to be pulled]
Trap door built into the roof?
 
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I didn't worry about when I built mine although I did make sure the well was more/less centered between rafters. I figured the roof could be patched when/if that day comes ..... and I moved over 25 yrs ago
 
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Thanks everyone. Iím not even sure on the size I would need at this point but it will be a good size considering the water storage tank. I appreciate the suggestions and will go with the pole barn. I think that will be the easiest for my budget of this build. Thanks again!
 
 

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