What is the difference between a steel & plastic water tank?
Some believe that steel tanks are not as good as plastic tanks because they can rust or come apart .
Others say plastic tanks contaminate your garden with BPAs & lose its shape.
I have done some research and here is what I've found.
yes plastic is cheaper then steel tanks.
yes some tanks do say BPA FREE.
No not very good looking.
yes some evidence of plastic tanks losing its shape but not alot.
steel tanks are more expensive.
looks much nicer.
Last longer 10 years construction warranty and 20 years corrosion warranty putting my mind at ease.
if you were to put a plastic and a steel rainwater tank next to each other I would always choose the steel tank maybe I'm a sucker for aesthetics and some Bluescope but thats what is in my back yard and i would rather pay more to have that.
This thread is about Aussie pumps compared to Italian pumps.
I've used the DAB-JETCOM62MPP VS BIA-FERRO60M
(DAB being the Italian pump VS Bianco for the Australian deigned pumps)
both pumps have a:
Single phase TEFC motor.
Approved For Drinking Water.
Both have cast iron used.
Warranty 24 Months.
can pump 99Lt/Min
Cast Iron + Stainless steel
can pump 58Lt/Min
Reading the Above makes me a little confused the Bianco is a stronger wattage pump but is pushing out less water when it comes to the pump!
The DAB is 440W but is pushing out an impressive 99 Lt per minute.
So its using less electricity to push more water! what?
The Bianco is not made in Australian :( just designed here,
The DAB is make in Italy.
Price wise Bianco is much cheaper at $341.00
DAB is Priced at $350.00
For Durability I would say DAB will last longer even though they both have 2 years warranty. To me the Dab looks more...Heavy Duty I would call it.But mainly Because it is made in Italy.
to sum things up:
Dab is a $9 more expensive but cheaper in the long run as it uses less electricity,
I Believe it will last longer, as well as push more water! Made in Italy
Bianco is cheaper, weighs less, designed in AUS and has more Power.