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Old 03-19-2017, 04:04 PM
Nick_N Nick_N is offline
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Default E-Tank Mess - Y U C K !!

Has anyone experienced this kind of build-up, in your e-tank. Yes the skillet was a bit yucky, but I really didn't expect this. I'm using one of those 32 gallon, Rubbermaid trash cans, with wheels & lid. I've got 15 gallons of electrolyte in the barrel, which has been used maybe 5-6 items so far. I don't know how long this can stay around. I'm glad I got a lid for that can

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:22 PM
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Wow. How many amps you drawing?
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:27 PM
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Mine's dirtier than that after 5 minutes, but then again my anodes are made of rebar. I think it's time I upgrade to stainless steel.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:52 PM
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Wow. How many amps you drawing?
Just 10 amps.....

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Mine's dirtier than that after 5 minutes, but then again my anodes are made of rebar. I think it's time I upgrade to stainless steel.
Actually, that plate you see suspended under that gunk, is a 12 x 20 inch sheet of SS with a mirror finish....oh, and I am extremely pleased with the SS. Actually no noticeable deterioration. My first sacrificial didn't fair so well..
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:05 PM
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Just 10?? I'm lucky​ to draw 4!
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:12 PM
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Just 10?? I'm lucky​ to draw 4!
Are you using a 6/2 amp charger ?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:46 PM
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It has a 6/2 and a 12/6 setting. I don't think it is designed to draw more than 6, which is fine. I see some guys setting theirs on the 2 amps setting and get the job done.

I have had my #8 in the electrolysis bath all day and I think it'll have to be in another day. Man, this was some seriously heavy crud. I'll start a thread on length of an e-bath and hope you'll wade in.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:05 AM
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I thought using SS was a no-no.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:09 AM
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I thought using SS was a no-no.

Go down to "other thoughts", 2nd paragraph, near the bottom of the page.
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