Remove any metal interiors until only the rubber of the tire remains. Cut the tire in half all the way around, working slowly and allowing the saw plenty of time to cut through any of the underwire that may be supporting the rubber. Flip the top half of the tire off and drag the tires to their installation locations.
Pile dirt and rocks into the hole inside the tire, packing it into the space as much as possible to ensure a solid position. Fill the hole up to within five inches of the top.
Mix the concrete and fill the remaining section of the hole, pushing the concrete into the corners and interior edges of the hole. Fill the hole up to the top with the concrete mix, then begin to fill the tank with water until the water level covers the concrete by at least five inches. Allow the concrete to slow cure in this way for three to four days to ensure a good seal before beginning to water animals with the tank.
Things You Will Need
- Reciprocating saw
- Metal blade
- Waterproof rubber sealant or caulking
- Make water tanks out of smaller tires by simply cutting off the very top surface of the tire, or merely cutting holes in it for the animals to drink out of and then following the regular instructions to make a single, smaller drinking tank.