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Old 09-08-2018, 09:04 AM   #21
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Re: A story and an Airhead

Good luck with the project.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:20 PM   #22
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First successful session. Buffed the rod with a wire brush, back in the tank.

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WOW and OMG

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cool. what's the power source, voltage and material of the electrode in your experiment? Is there a 2-way transfer? Metal from the electrode to the inside of the tank and from the tank to the electrode?
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cool. what's the power source, voltage and material of the electrode in your experiment? Is there a 2-way transfer? Metal from the electrode to the inside of the tank and from the tank to the electrode?
Power source is an old 12v battery charger. set on 6 amps but flowing around 4 amps. I believe it is a one way transfer. The flow of electricity is what is causing the electrode to pit, if my understanding is correct. It is just a mild steel rod from home depot. Stuck through the block of wood to isolate from the tank, bent to allow as much rod to stay in the solution as possible. I followed the instructions I found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ele...rcycle-Gas-Ta/

I was very sceptical at first, just due to the nature of the process. First charger I used was on it's way out and didnt work. So got another old charger and had the first successful session through the night last night.

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Power source is an old 12v battery charger. set on 6 amps but flowing around 4 amps. I believe it is a one way transfer. The flow of electricity is what is causing the electrode to pit, if my understanding is correct. It is just a mild steel rod from home depot. Stuck through the block of wood to isolate from the tank, bent to allow as much rod to stay in the solution as possible. I followed the instructions I found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ele...rcycle-Gas-Ta/

I was very sceptical at first, just due to the nature of the process. First charger I used was on it's way out and didnt work. So got another old charger and had the first successful session through the night last night.

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any before/after pics?
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any before/after pics?
Here is the before. Going to be running it for about a week. Will post after when completed

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I prefer muriatic acid, its quicker. rinse with water and then a pint of rubbing alcohol to remove the water , blow dry with compressed air. spray WD 40 to stop the rust until you can fill it with gas.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:35 PM   #29
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I prefer muriatic acid, its quicker. rinse with water and then a pint of rubbing alcohol to remove the water , blow dry with compressed air. spray WD 40 to stop the rust until you can fill it with gas.
I have muriatic acid for a follow up. And going to coat with redkote immediately after

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Old 09-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #30
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Vinegar to fill the tank also removes the rust. let it sit 24 hours.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:52 PM   #31
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Progress. Alot of the surface rust is already gone. The overflow drain has some sealer on it, the methyl ethyl ketone before the muriatic acid will take care of that.
I know I'm going a bit overboard, but I only want to clean this tank once.

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Old 09-13-2018, 01:48 PM   #32
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That's pretty cool!
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Nice bike. I really like the color.
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Nice bike. I really like the color.
Yes, the color is pleasing

Also, it took awhile for that tank to get into that condition, it will take awhile to get it back. Good job!
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:21 PM   #35
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Used Anode compared to original size

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