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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:07 PM

I just put together a 55 Gal Electrolysis Tank. I used a whole box of washing soda, and a 6 amp charger. This tank is working fantastic so far. The charger is hitting 6 amp, and the bubbles are a flying. I have the frame for the DB Super Power in the tank now. I will have a video up in a day or 2.
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Can't wait to see your video! Sounds great! Good luck! :thumbs:
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:42 PM

The weather up here seems to have warmed up enough to get our tank back into operation. I still have a bunch of Workbird parts to get cleaned up.
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:44 PM

It was in the 80's here today.
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 08:21 PM

I really have to try this! I have a horizontal poly tank that's at least 375 gallon ( i forget it's been awhile) I think I will use it for this, as everyone seems to like this method. Any way good luck! :thumbs:
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Did you use a 55 gallon drum? if so did you add metal or just clip the charger to the drum?
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 03:21 AM

It's a plastic drum.
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 05:13 AM

That sound like the perfect size set up.
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 09:28 AM

I'm looking forward to the Vid. Would a plastic or Metal drum work best?
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 04:41 AM

Bill, plastic is best. If you used a metal drum as an anode, it would have all the rust stuck to it.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 05:33 AM

I really have to try this! I have a horizontal poly tank that's at least 375 gallon ( i forget it's been awhile) I think I will use it for this, as everyone seems to like this method. Any way good luck! :thumbs:


This is what we used for our electrolysis tank but we did learn one thing. It needs more anodes and I want to use flat bar stock next time for easier clean up. Let me see if I have the pics:

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Thanks Kenny, there's a guy not far that sells 55 gal drums for $5 and he has both metal and plastic. My next question is what is the best way to make your anodes and can you have to many?
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thanks Kenny, there's a guy not far that sells 55 gal drums for $5 and he has both metal and plastic. My next question is what is the best way to make your anodes and can you have to many?

The more anodes the higher the current draw will be. Use big rebar and tie them together above the water level. My first 55 gal drum I welded 1/4 rod around the bottom of the anodes and after two weeks of use they were eat in two. Today I stuck an extra anode in to speed up a deck but the tie wire slide down into the water! It was eat up in under two hours.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 02:06 PM

This is what we used for our electrolysis tank but we did learn one thing. It needs more anodes and I want to use flat bar stock next time for easier clean up. Let me see if I have the pics:


Man, I passed up 3 of those tanks for 20 bucks a pop last Saturday! Now I know better!
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 08:15 PM

What do you put in the water & how much? Grnd to the part being cleaned & hot to the rods in the water at what amperage? I'm going to build one of these just want to get it right. Thanks guys, great info.
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