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Posted January 28, 2013 - 05:32 PM

I have been getting our E-tank ready to start using maybe tomorrow. Got the top cut and bent some re-bar to go inside. I may need to ad another piece or 2, but I can do that with the water in it. Now to tie the bar together and fill it with water.

 

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 05:38 PM

That's basically what i did with my little tank. Just welded the rebar together. I'm afraid to put water in mine as yet. It'd go down to 10* for sure!



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 05:41 PM

You can always stick a cattle tank heater in it if it gets that cold!


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 05:58 PM

I'll just wait, don't have a heater anyway! It's only 30 gallons!



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I guess I need to figure out how many gallons this tank holds.. :reading_the_manual:



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:02 PM

I think you will want to have the anodes, or the re-bar mounted in such a way that they can be easily removed for cleaning the crud off of them.

I found that with my 55gal tank I had to pull them out and clean them ever 2nd time I used it.

With clean anodes it works much faster.

 

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Just my 2 cents. Flat steel is way better to use than rebar. I ran out and took this picture in the dark but I can pull the 3 pieces out and have them cleaned in half the time it took to do the rebar! And yes I finally found a use for those decoy weights I had laying around.
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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:07 PM

I have a heavy 1/4" screen out of one of our portable screen plants, I was thinking about using it. It is 3' X 5', it would take a couple of them.



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:11 PM

More clean surface area means faster cleaning! Temps will be good here tomorrow might try to put those rims I been working on back in the tank!
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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:16 PM

More clean surface area means faster cleaning! Temps will be good here tomorrow might try to put those rims I been working on back in the tank!

 

Wide Flat bar is the way to go, individual pieces, more surface area I think would work better, faster, stay cleaner longer, and be quick and easy to clean.

In my picture above I have t bar tree stakes, (all I had at the time) hooked them up with small jumper leads and alligator clips.

 

As "sacsr" says


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:26 PM

I usually hang a 'donor' piece in and switch the leads. Does pretty good!


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:36 PM

I guess I need to figure out how many gallons this tank holds.. :reading_the_manual:

To the top, that tank will hold about 275 gallons.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I agree, flat surfaces work best. I started with rebar. Pain to clean. Now I use old

bandsaw blades, from my sawmill.

I just had a thought.

Head to a construction site, and grab the discarded metal banding, from the

lifts of wood.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 08:05 PM

I have been thinking about doing this for my MF620 snowblower housing. Only problem I have is that I dont think I have anything that it will fit in.  I have researched this in the past and I have forgotten all the ins and outs of it.  Guess I need to get it figured out again and find a suitable tank to put the blower in and get it started.



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 08:20 PM

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I did my dump cart in a big horse/cattle plastic water container......


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