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Old 06-01-2024, 10:19 AM   #1
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Bath tub / Pond Liner?

I see more and more people using livestock troughs, but those have a seam at the bottom that I don't want to clean.

Is there anyone familiar with pond liners? Has anyone used them? Would they work? I have never even touched one, just see them online and wondering if would work for a tub?

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Old 06-01-2024, 11:03 AM   #2
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right after I started experiencing tranny-troubles, I wound up renting a barndominum for a few months from a guy I met at a local VFW watering-hole. That place was using a goat/horse-trough as a bath tub, and honestly, other than the loudness of the water slamming down on the flat-planes of steel, it served quite well, and I even took a few epsom-salt baths in it without incident.


As far as pond-liners go, my understanding is that they are fiberglass or lighter-weight cloth materials that are spread out under some kind of earth to form a pond. Trying to use pond-liner would require that you build some kind of structure underneath it in order to give the material the integrity that it would require.
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Old 06-01-2024, 03:44 PM   #3
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That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping they were thicker but oh well. Thank you
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Old 06-02-2024, 08:20 AM   #4
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cant you just fill the seam with some time of underwater / marine rated caulk so it becomes level with the rest of the tub walls therefore easier to clean?
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Old 06-02-2024, 09:04 AM   #5
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That could be an idea. Thank you!
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Old 06-07-2024, 12:32 AM   #6
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They make livestock troughs out of a rubbery material, too. The ones I have for water troughs don't have seams, and they're pretty indestructible. I'd go with that over a pond liner if you don't want to use a metal trough. Tractor Supply has them.
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Old 06-07-2024, 08:14 PM   #7
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I’ve seen those out on a farm. They do seem very sturdy and need to be considering how rough some horses get with them.
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Old 06-07-2024, 09:31 PM   #8
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That was my thinking but I am not prepared to build out Supports a previous responder mentioned
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Old 06-08-2024, 08:28 AM   #9
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Corrosion ?

"and I even took a few epsom-salt baths in it without incident."


I don't see why there would be incidents?
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:27 AM   #10
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That quote is about livestock tanks.
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:33 AM   #11
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"and I even took a few epsom-salt baths in it without incident."

I don't see why there would be incidents?

Epsom Salts are nothing other than Magnesium Sulfate; Magnesium is an extremely reactive Alkali Earth Metal, and when combined with water produces a lot of hydrogen/hydrogen-ions, a foundational requirement for acid. Acids eat metal--so things like the seams mentioned in the original post would be particularly exposed to electro-chemical attack, which is how acids interact with metals--exchanging electrons to produce new (more electro-stable) compounds. This particular interaction was a concern of mine, being a metallic tub that appeared to made of galvanized steel--which is coated with zinc, designed to be used as a cation or sacrificial catalyst to prevent rust from forming.


I was paying some attention to look for any bubbles that could be forming as a result of this chemical interaction.
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:34 AM   #12
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Well pond liners are not metal and that's what I am asking about. Everyone keeps shifting to livestock tanks.
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Old 06-08-2024, 02:08 PM   #13
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Epsom salts are really pretty mild in aqueous solution at human friendly temps. Not nearly as bad as table salt, for example.


Just my experience using it.
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Old 06-08-2024, 06:14 PM   #14
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THESE are what I am asking about.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/MacCourt-57...Gallon/1093005
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Old 06-08-2024, 06:15 PM   #15
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right after I started experiencing tranny-troubles, I wound up renting a barndominum for a few months from a guy I met at a local VFW watering-hole. That place was using a goat/horse-trough as a bath tub, and honestly, other than the loudness of the water slamming down on the flat-planes of steel, it served quite well, and I even took a few epsom-salt baths in it without incident.


As far as pond-liners go, my understanding is that they are fiberglass or lighter-weight cloth materials that are spread out under some kind of earth to form a pond. Trying to use pond-liner would require that you build some kind of structure underneath it in order to give the material the integrity that it would require.
They are not cloth... here is example

https://www.lowes.com/pd/MacCourt-57...Gallon/1093005
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Old 06-09-2024, 08:06 AM   #16
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What about something like this RubberMaid tub:
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...0-gal-capacity
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Old 06-09-2024, 08:59 AM   #17
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Could work, I'll have to ho see in person. THANK YOU
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Old 06-09-2024, 07:41 PM   #18
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Talk to a commercial roofing specialist and see if you can drop off your tank and have them line it with roofing rubber sheet, they can make it water tight and I would have them wrap it around the top edge also. You should be able to get a drain to seal to the rubber so no water is trapped under the rubber. I guess you could seal the rubber edge with band of stainless a couple inches below the top, like a transition strip that smooths the edge from carpet to wood or tile.
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Old 06-12-2024, 04:42 PM   #19
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They are not cloth... here is example

https://www.lowes.com/pd/MacCourt-57...Gallon/1093005
Thatís almost as big as a regular sized residential bathtub. Thatís what I used.
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