March 31st, 2010
Tanks can be made of plastic, concrete, steel, galvanised iron, fibreglass these days. Each material has different advantages and disadvantages. As well as different construction material, a water tank can have a variety of outlet types. They may be male or female, threaded or unthreaded, constant diameter or tapered and they may range in size from around 20mm to more than 50mm.
How does the WaterBoy cope with all of these variations?
Well, the answer is relatively straightforward. When you order the WaterBoy you specify the type of tank and the size of the outlet. That is the size adapter that will be supplied with the WaterBoy. In the majority of cases, the WaterBoy will come with a male adapter to screw into the female outlet fitting. In those situations where the outlet fitting is male, simply indicate that on the order and the WaterBoy will be supplied with a female adapter.
In some rare cases, the adapter supplied may not fit. There are two reasons for this. The wrong size may have been specified when ordering, or the outlet has a tapered thread. If the wrong size has been specified, it is a simple matter to get another adapter from the local hardware shop.
If, on the other hand, the outlet is a tapered thread, it will be necessary to use the screws provided to screw through the outlet and WaterBoy adapter to hold it in place. The only movement the WaterBoy undergoes is up or down as the water level changes so there is no stress on the hose and the screws will hold it very securely.
It does not really matter what type of tank or outlet is in the tank, the WaterBoy can fit just about any tank.
The volume of the tank is not of concern either as larger capacity tanks are a greater diameter rather than a greater height so the WaterBoy will operate without problem.
In summary, the WaterBoy is suitable for any water tank and will happily deliver clean water from the top of the tank to ensure you get the best tasting water all the time.