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#1 stubbysteve OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:17 AM

I am getting a 275 gal water tank with the outside cage around it. I know the more the anodes the better it is, but what if I took the outside cage and put it in the inside of the tank? would it be worth it for the more anodes or not cause of the hassel of getting it cleaned out?



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 04:16 AM

The cage is probably aluminum and I think you need to use steel for the anodes, plus the cage is really needed to hold these plastic tanks in shape.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 06:21 AM

2 good points made above. You need steel for anodes. Rebar is a good source of anodes at a good price. One thing you need to watch out for is your work piece shorting out to the anodes. The more you have the more likely this is to happen. In a large tank this is not so much of an issue but is something to watch out for. I have found that having one anode that you can move is a good strategy. Sometimes you have a piece to derust that has a lot of folds in it or is U shaped or mostly a closed box and it's hard to get the rust off the inside. A portable anode can be insulated with vinyl tubing and clamped in position so that it gets at these inside spots. 

  If you can find scrap or cheap flat bar it makes a good anode as it has more surface area than a round anode would. I'm sure there are lots of other tips out there as people get more experience working with these tanks.Good luck with yours. 


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Be sure the steel anode isn't galvanized or other plating.



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Be sure the steel anode isn't galvanized or other plating.

 

Yea, the cages on the totes we get in at work are mostly galvanized.



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 11:24 PM

Yeah I didn't think about the galvanized part. But yes I know abut the touching the anode part and being mobile. Thanks again guys.




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