Electrolysis Tank

Coadster32

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I have found in the past that a flat plate of sheet metal worked better than rebar. It gave more surface for the rust to migrate to.
 

Bandit723

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You will know if this worked properly if the water turned really scummy and the anode (rebar) has a lot of rust clinging to it.
 

8pack

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It’s working very well. The rebar needs a quick brushing with a steel brush every 12hrs. I do it right in the tank. Literally about 2mins to get the big rust off so it gets back to peak performance.
 

Quazit

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I am going to make one of these tomorrow for some parts. I will be using rebar and copper wire to connect them in series. We'll see how it turns out. I plan on doing this in the beginning with my seat slides.
 

Bandit723

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I am going to make one of these tomorrow for some parts. I will be using rebar and copper wire to connect them in series. We'll see how it turns out. I plan on doing this in the beginning with my seat slides.
You will be surprised how well it works. Good luck!
 

Jim Streib

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I am going to make one of these tomorrow for some parts. I will be using rebar and copper wire to connect them in series. We'll see how it turns out. I plan on doing this in the beginning with my seat slides.

Like trying anything new, maybe try doing a junk part or two to where you have more info before then putting in your "good" parts.

Just sayin

Jim
 

8pack

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You can’t possible ruin anything in it. It is water, electrolyte and low voltage electricity. You can leave it in there indefinitely and will not do anything more than move iron oxide around.
 

Jim Streib

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You can’t possible ruin anything in it. It is water, electrolyte and low voltage electricity. You can leave it in there indefinitely and will not do anything more than move iron oxide around.

Providing one is careful and while it may not ruin the part, a persons well being from doing things wrong could result.

https://www.metaldetectingworld.com/electrolysis_safety_p40.shtml

Now I DO not know how accurate the above article is and it might be a bunch of bull but it's kind of reckless to say nothing can be ruined. Just with water, electrolyte and low voltage electricity, things could go wrong.

Jim
 

Quazit

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I will be using a large plastic container. 6, 18" pieces of rebar, a good gauge copper wire connecting them. A 2-6 amp battery charger, in an open carport (or behind it outside). I know what you mean by risks. The document basically says dont use 110-220 direct current but a battery charger is ideal and use proper safety equipment, cancer, etc etc.

We will find out. The Marine corps didnt kill me serving two times and cars havent taken my life and I kicked covids ass, so ill see how it turns out.
 




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