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#31 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:49 PM

The ones with wheels were actually about the same. Here is one that is cheaper. I didn't look much, this is the first one that came up on Google images.

http://www.etrailer....da/AM10002.html

Thats not a bad price, about average from what I have found.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:51 PM

The ones with wheels were actually about the same. Here is one that is cheaper. I didn't look much, this is the first one that came up on Google images.

http://www.etrailer....da/AM10002.html


Kenda makes good tires. These would give you over 1,000lbs payload, trailer weight counted, though I'd never ask that of them myself.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Thats not a bad price, about average from what I have found.


That's what I figured would be average. Before I did any looking I guessed they would be around that price.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Kenda makes good tires. These would give you over 1,000lbs payload, trailer weight counted, though I'd never ask that of them myself.


I think the trailer is rated for 500 pounds. I dont plan to every put that much on it.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:56 PM

I think the trailer is rated for 500 pounds. I dont plan to every put that much on it.


Yes, 500 would be stretching things a bit. Fairly light built frame. Could be strengthened, but I know you don't want to muck with it's originality.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Those look like a good quality tire Ryan!

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 07:43 PM

I got these wheels and another set in the E-tank today. Does this process make water evaporate faster then normal? About 3 hours after I hooked it up the water level dropped about 3 inches! The ground was already wet so I cant tell if the barrel has a hole in it but I highly doubt that it has a hole in it. It must be working because I just checked on it and there was some rusty grossness on top.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 12:48 AM

I haven't noticed water level drop very quick. Sounds like you have a crack in the tank. You need the water/mix to cover the parts for it to work good. I usually have a rusty foam on top if it is working good. You will see little bubbles coming up from the parts when all is going well!

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 09:39 AM

The water level has not dropped any over night. I don't know why but if it stays full I don't really care, as long as it works. Right after I plugged it in I saw those bubbles and I could even hear them! Here is a pic of what it looks like this morning.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 09:58 AM

Looks good! Good luck with it!!!

When are you going to add the carrots and potatoes? :p

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Almost spilled my coffee, Went to the last post, read Chris's post about carrots and potatoes then scrolled up to see the barrel cooking. Very appetizing.LOL Now that is something on the want to do list. I have been reading about it and have several items that should be done. All I need is a barrel and time.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 11:14 AM

Almost spilled my coffee, Went to the last post, read Chris's post about carrots and potatoes then scrolled up to see the barrel cooking. Very appetizing.LOL Now that is something on the want to do list. I have been reading about it and have several items that should be done. All I need is a barrel and time.


I didn't take as long to set it up as I thought it would. To make the anode, (I think thats what its called) wire the wheels together and fill it with water took about a half hour.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Looks like your are 'cooking' good there, Ryan. Maybe you just had a lot of dry air earlier, sucked up all the moisture. I have been known to pull things out and rotate them a bit to make sure all surfaces are getting cleaned. Good luck!

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 07:31 PM

I took the wheels out today. At first it looked like nothing happened but I decided to grab a wire brush and the paint pushed right off! The wire brushing was taking longer then I wanted it to so I grabbed the hose and sprayed them with the strongest setting on the nozzle. It took a lot off but not a lot. So, I hooked up the pressure washer and that took lots of it off! Although there was still some left on the dishes of the 12 inch wheels and then one side on both wheels for this were practically unchanged while the other side was 100% bare! The side that was up was the side that had all the paint on them so this time I put them facing down. I will take them out tomorrow and see what they look like.

I know that my mix was a little weak, I had my mom get some washing soda the a day or two before I set up the tank. I went to set it up and the box was almost empty! There was some left. Instead of the 1/2 cup to every 5 gallons it was probably 1/2 cup to every 7-8 gallons. If It was the correct mix it would probably be done.

This is what they looked like after I wired them back up to go into the tank again.
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Ryan, It is just going slow because you need more anodes. if you did less rims at a time it would be better also.

Remember the anodes work on line of sight, if part of the part doesn't face the anode it won't work.

They are still coming along good though :thumbs:




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