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Old 10-30-2018, 07:18 PM
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I read the section on Electrolysis and I don't remember it saying whether it was better to do 2amps or 10amps? For those of you that use this method how do you determine whether to use 2 or 10? Thanks

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Old 10-30-2018, 07:40 PM
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Use the highest amperage your charger is capable of. Over 20 amps is overkill, though.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:48 PM
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Copy that, If I don't have time to season the pan tonight would it be ok to turn off and leave in the E Bath till tomorrow after I get home? I was thinking no air it shouldn't be able to corrode. Then get home and scrub it and dry it in the oven before seasoning....
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:13 PM
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If the pH is above 8.2, which it should be, rust formation will be inhibited.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:18 PM
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If the pH is above 8.2, which it should be, rust formation will be inhibited.
I followed the instructions and bought what they said in the article and its the first pan I put in since I put it together tonight. I put 2tbl spoons per gal of water. The tank has 15 gallons in it. I have no way to test the ph level not sure how to do that. But I guess I could run it for an hour when I get home tomorrow and if it did have any rust build up it should get rid of it....

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Old 10-30-2018, 08:29 PM
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Most tap water is already above pH 7 or even 8. Washing soda increases pH.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:29 AM
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Most tap water is already above pH 7 or even 8. Washing soda increases pH.
How do you test the pH levels?
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:58 AM
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Testing for/setting a pH level is not required for the electrolytic process. Your question was regarding the leaving of the pan temporarily in the electro tank, which should not be of concern because its pH should already be well above the threshold below that which is conducive to rust formation.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:44 PM
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How do you test the pH levels?
The Pool Test Strips go from 6.4 to 8.4 PH readings.

Check a Spa Test Strip may be a different PH value.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:46 PM
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Ok have a #6 Griswold skillet that's been soaking for about 3 days in lye. Most of the old seasoning has come off but inside the pan on the bottom maybe about 40% has come off. Would I be better to let the Electrolysis take it off or just stick it back into the lye tub? Thanks for any opinions

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