You are right, it ain't rocket science.. but there is a bit of a neat freak streak about me. Not everything is perfect of course.. but as I get a little older, I really want to make sure everything is tickety bool.... especially as I have been having tons of company...
My first tank experience was Gord's tank.. nothing special.. just a barrel with the top cut off and a mish mash of wires. It worked real good, but I could not empty it.. it was too heavy and with my heart condition (unbeknownst to me at the time), I found it almost beyond my ability. So I had to come up with something.. and that something is what I have today. I also did a little something with my 5 gallon tank.. and I have to thank Ron for that little bit of ingenuity.. he got me thinking.. so it actually came about after I got Richard to help me with the fabrication.
Anyways, not only is my pole barn going up, but I am getting my shop organized and everything will have it's place and be in it's place when not being used.. including my 3 electrolysis tanks. The 1600 litre one will be built as soon as possible after the pole barn gets finished. Each of the 3 will be permanantly mounted with piped in drains.. and an electric hoist to put the parts in
I gots me thinkin cap on again.... as well as a few other neat additions.
Now to answer Bill's question:
That was my next question how safe is it inside a building that is pretty inclosed?
The off gassing that occurs during this process I think is pretty volatile in concentration. Depends on the size of tank and how much off-gassing is ocurring. I would not run the tank in an attached garage to the house.. more out of a sense of trepidation.. cause it is attached to the house. BUT, if you have a well ventilated
area.. (and in my pole barn I am going to have a few ventilation fans specifically for venting off gassing from my tanks
).. they only have to be low velocity. I would think it is pretty safe. The volumes of gasses generated would not be all that substantial. I have already run the tank inside my shop and had the blower run for 2 minutes or so every 1/2 hour to flush the air.. seemed perfectly fine.
That is something we might want to investigate.. especially for those of us who live in colder climes. As for the battery charger problem -- as you can see by the number of questions asked on how I was powering my tank -- the cables were long enough to lead into my shop when the tank was outdoors so that the charger remained safely inside the shop in case of rain....
I hope that helps a tad...
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