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    Hey all
    Does anyone have any experience with the silo tanks? And if so, good, bad, or any information on them. Wondering if they are hard to clean and if they are affordable or not.
    Thanks in advance
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    ... if they are affordable or not.
    Depends on how deep your pockets are. Price per gal was a good bit more than an open-top SS tank.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    I found a used silo tank that was used in an Amish cheese shop that had gone out of business. It is only 575 gallon so not a big tank but easy to load, empty and clean. Benefit to me is the small footprint.
    Matt,
    Minehart Gap Maple

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    FYI, Got ahold of MES, they quoted a general ballpark for silo tank is 3$ per gallon. Thant is a basic quote without any special or custom work done.
    Kevin

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    I think a poly silo tank for permeate makes sense, especially in certain cases. It will have a smaller footprint and won't need a roof which makes it cost competitive against SS open tops. Also, putting the outlet above your RO feed pump can be very costly and might work without site grading with the silo tank.
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT

    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
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