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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Sure beats a 4" grinder and a wire brush.

Glad it's working well for you.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 08:54 AM

That's a good sized tank.  I have wanted to set one up and I have my eye on one that size that I have in my house.  It has stuff stored in it that I haven't seen for 8 years.  I could probably just shut my eyes and dump the stuff into a trash bag and never even know what I threw out or miss the stuff.  :D


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:38 AM

I just went to Wally World and bought one. They are cheap enough!


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:50 AM

I just went to Wally World and bought one. They are cheap enough!

 

 

Dollar General has them even cheaper Kenny. :thumbs:


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Good job . I'm going to make me a small one with a 5 gal bucket for bolts and nuts and small stuff .

 

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:34 PM

Sure beats a 4" grinder and a wire brush.

Glad it's working well for you.

That's what I was just thinking!!  Not as much mess and no noise!


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:55 PM

I am so happy with the results of the first small E-tank at home that I have put another one together today. I am running it in reverse polarity right now to clean the anodes. Will let you know in a couple hours how that test went. I am hoping that using a junk piece of steel and reversing the polarity will stop the practice of pulling anodes and cleaning them ever so often.

 

Tank #2;

 

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 10:18 PM

IT WORKED !! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

 

I ran my E-tank in reverse polarity for about 4 hours with a piece of sacrificial steel and it really did a nice job on cleaning the Anodes up.

 

Here is a few photos, but it's kinda hard to see the end result. Sorry.

 

One was very rusty and the other 2 had that red oxide primer that was very thick like they had been dipped in the paint.

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You can also see deposits on the sacrificial piece.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Thats really cool!! I'll be trying that when it gets to warming up here in a spell. :thumbs:



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:09 AM

Pretty cool, huh?  Glad it did well for you!


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Pretty cool, huh?  Glad it did well for you!

 

I think so, I don't have to pull anodes to clean them, just reverse the process.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:33 PM

I think so, I don't have to pull anodes to clean them, just reverse the process.

 

I thought about trying that to see.  Thanks for proving it works for the rest of us! 


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Here's a photo of the sacrificial steel piece coming out of the other E-tank.

 

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:48 PM

Good Stuff I always thought you had to pull the anodes out and clean them, now I find out that you don't have to.

Learn something new everyday.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:59 PM

I think at some point, you may have to pull them.


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