Paul_NJ wrote:Yeah, you're right Rudi. It's a novel idea, but the more I thought about it the more impractical and ineffective (for "real" rust) it sounded.
What I really would like to find is some sort of plastic tank that is rectangular . . . something 3 feet wide, 3 feet high, and 6-8 inches deep. Something I can get the fenders and hood of my 340 into next spring. Any ideas?
My local feed store has stuff like that. Also you can buy these rectangular in-ground pool liners that would be pretty much ideal, and not priced to empty your wallet, just put a large ding in it. They make them with heavier extruded PVC's as well. I think it will just be a matter of looking.
The tank pictured above is almost twice that size.. and if it was on it's side, it would probably be similar to what you are looking for. They do come in various sizes/capacities, this one is 400 Imperial gallons. 200 Imperial gallons might be what you are looking for. Check with your local stove oil dealers, they may have a few hanging around that no longer can be used for stove oil but may be still well suited for an electrolysis tank. What I like about the one I got from my father-in-law, was that it is narrow enough that it will not take up a lot of room in my shop.
Oh, and I solved the hydrogen off-gassing problem too! Will be putting up pics as soon as the new pole barn is finished and the tanks are running... sometimes old computer parts are quite useful
As for availability of tubs and stuff that could be used for this little project.. even cement mixing tubs such as:
from Argee Corp
could be useful, or an old one from a brick laying company etc. These come in different sizes and weights...
or maybe something like this is more what you are thinking.. but it is deeper than 6 inches and it isn't cheap..
I did about 6 searches so far.. but I imagine a few more might result in finding what you are looking for. Hope this helps a tad...