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Old 06-05-2012, 12:08 AM   #71
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sdwarf36, nope, only whole assed!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:10 AM   #72
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atc77, While I was standing in the think tank (shower) I realized that I haden't answered your question. The reason I used a spa is becaue\se it was FREE and because it is made of plastic (fiberglass). It is non conductive and therefore does not enter into the electrical process of rust removal. Any old tank will work as long as the anode and cathode don't touch and short out etc. Also, if you watch the hydrogen bubbles as they come off your rusty part you can get a pretty good idea how well your electrodes are set up. The electron flow (and therefore the cleaning action) works best when there is a straight line between the donor metal and the part. Therefore, arranging things to achieve that produces better results. Check the bubbles after about the first 5 min of operation and adjust as necessary. Once the chili starts brewing you no longer can see the pattern. Hope that helps.

Oh yea, If you stick your arm in the water between the anode and cathode you will get a little TINGLE. I discovered this while retrieving a sanding block I had accidently dropped in the tub
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #73
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ur not using high enough voltage...
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #74
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Hey Trunt --- you certainly don't seem to hesitate at taking on major engineering projects (LOVE the Morris BTW). Makes me wonder what you did for a living in your previous life. Beautiful work my friend and many thanks for sharing your experience with us builder wannabes. Just wish you were my neighbor!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #75
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Thanks for clarifying about the tub. Can't wait to try this process out, wish I had known of this a month ago as I just disposed of several bath tubs from a remodel / tile job I did. Oh well, that's always the way of it for me, I used to keep stuff like that around for some sort of future use but was starting to be in danger of starring on "hording, buried alive". Now the rule is this; If something comes in, then something of equal or greater size has to go, the size of crap pile stays the same( or shrinks). i.e. - I sold 3 jensen healeys, 1 datsun 260z, 1 mgb, 1 honda shadow, and one hightop camper van, then replaced it all with a school bus... was too much empty space, nature hates a vacuum.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #76
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Thanks for filling me in on the extensive backstory. Its quite a project, but since you seem to have the skills, tools, and most importantly the time to work on it, I know it will turn out great.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #77
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'49 and Tango '49, it was just enough to get radio free Europe on my fillings

Tango, I expect that my neighbors also wish that I was your neighbor--not theirs As to the before stuff I never managed to last much more than 10 years at a job. I built houses, taught school, owned a car rental company and finally retired as (do I dare say it) a police officer. The one thing I have always done is to play with cars--go figure
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10 years!?...Har...yer way ahead of me there bud. My longest real "job" was about four! But that's what I get for being an...uh..."entrepenuer"? And while I had you figured for a NASA type, you've obviously made the most of your varied background. And thank you for your service. Anyone (military or civilian) that puts their butt on the line for the rest of us deserves our thanks and respect.

And lastly...lemme know if either of your neighbors decides to sell and move out. Maybe we could start up an OBRU...(Old Bus Recovery Unit) right there in your neighborhood. Surely they would appreciate that.
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I know I shouldn't go there, but I have day dreams of buying the house next to me and tearing it down all except for the side that faces the street. I'd build a LARGE shop behind the facad and -----ZZZZZZZZ etc.

You are not a good influence on me, Ha!
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Hey..I like the fake front idea. Might keep the "Association" guessing for a while. Think "Blazing Saddles" and go for it!
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