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Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Was looking for something large enough so I could put my larger pieces into it......yes it is an over kill.....but I can get a good bit of parts in it at one time!! The larger pieces of flat metal annodes have been the ticket.....the only way to go....I hardly take them out....just use a piece of 2x4 to scrap them clean and keep going.

Just a peak of what I am working on. That is the bush hog dump cart in the tank.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:50 AM

I have taken a junk piece of iron and reversed the connections so it draws the crud off the anodes. Seems to have helped.
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:22 AM

Wow that is quite a E-Tank. How often do you have to change out the solution?

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:27 AM

is that a kid pool?

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:53 AM

Flat Metal Anodes! I had been wondering what to do with a pile of old & mangled lawnmower blades. Once you see it, it seems so obvious.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:00 AM

It is a horse/farm watering tank....I think it holds about 600 gallons. I put it on a slope in my yard so I did not have to fill it up completely....the rain so far has been keeping up with the evaporation. I have had it for about a month.....will keep the same water in it as long as it keeps working. I may try an old pool hand screen to see how much stuff I can get out of the bottom. I was lucky to find the tank down the road for $100.....they are around $350 new.......my wife really loves the back yard ornament! :laughingteeth: No problem putting a frame, cart, etc in..

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:00 AM

That is quite the Etank! Roughly how many gallons does it hold?

EDIT: We replied at the same time. Lol. 600 gallons is pretty big! I would imagine you could fit a lot in there!

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Sweeeet! Never thought of using a pool or other large tank. Being able to submerge an entire frame or cart body must be nice. How much current are you running?
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'm thinking of using one of these to make one... I can get them locally for $100. 275 gallons, 40"x48" and they have drain cocks in the bottom.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:46 AM

I had bought a bigger charger thinking I would use the more amps.....but then decided this was a whole lot of area for things to go wrong. I ended up using a standard 2/6 amp charger.......I have used both 2 and 6 amp with good success. Keep in mind, my yard is fenced, my kids are in their 20's and gone, so I feel pretty safe using it.

I just got lucky finding this farm watering tub.......

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:49 AM

I've got a new bigger tank too, but not put it to use yet. It's the bottom part of a molasses lick tank. About 5 to 6' across and a couple feet deep. Not sure how much it holds. That is a big e-tank ya have Scott!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:53 AM

I've used a 100 gal stock tank for mine.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:36 AM

I had bought a bigger charger thinking I would use the more amps.....but then decided this was a whole lot of area for things to go wrong. I ended up using a standard 2/6 amp charger.......I have used both 2 and 6 amp with good success. Keep in mind, my yard is fenced, my kids are in their 20's and gone, so I feel pretty safe using it.

I just got lucky finding this farm watering tub.......


This reminds me of a question I had when I was setting up my little tank. What if a bird thinks it's a bird bath and lands in it? Will anything happen, or does it have to be touching anything specific?

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:58 AM

"Bird on a wire" unless he touches both the anode & water at the same time. I doubt it would kill a bird anyway.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:52 PM

That is a big tank. I recently gave my brother two of those poly tanks like twostep showed as I didn't think I would ever use them. Now I think I'll take one back.




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