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Electrologist tank solution

Postby Dusty B » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:50 pm

Electrologist tank solution - And how much washing Soda per 5 gallons of water would you use for an effective electrologist tank mixture? Getting ready to set it up for the summer normally use TSP but have washing soda this time!
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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Mht » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:50 pm

Mine is made out of a blue plastic 55 gallon drum with 4 pieces of 3/4 inch rebar for anodes. I used about a half box of washing soda to a barrel of water. That seems to work great. I have a 2x4 that is laid across the top with some holes drilled in it and hooks made from 1/8 inch welding rods with the flux knocked of to hang parts from. I wouldn’t want anything smaller. I can hang a wheel center in it. I can do a torque tube by setting it in the barrel and doing one end and then flipping it over to do the other end. I’ve even done a hood/gas tank but had to use some straps to hold it upright so it wouldn’t touch the anodes. If I ever make another I’m going to use an IBC root beer tote and then it will be big enough to do a rear wheel. I’ve had mine set up for three years outside and never changed the solution or added more washing powder even though I’ve had to add water due to evaporation and had the solution overflow due to rain. I don’t think the amount of washing powder is critical. It would only be a guess but I’d think a half cup would be plenty in a 5 gallon bucket

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Gary S. » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:02 pm

I did a trailer axle once by building a tank out of 2x6's and plastic. Supported the rebar so it would not just lay on the bottom. TSP was relatively cheap - I would use half the box when I used my 55 gallon tank

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:24 pm

I was trying to get a idea of what you guys are doing and looked up electrologist.

Here is what I found!

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:21 am

I do believe he meant ELECTROLYSIS. :D
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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby getitrunning » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:29 am

ive seen this before and curious exactly what kind of "washing soda" is used

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby getitrunning » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:31 am

ive never done it but have seen great results refurbishing gas tanks with Kreme or the 3 step equivalent sold at summit racing, cleaner, rust converter and finish coat.

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:50 am

getitrunning wrote:ive seen this before and curious exactly what kind of "washing soda" is used


It's a product specifically called "Washing Soda." Sodium carbonate, not sodium BIcarbonate (baking soda).

Washing Soda is no longer used commonly but it was once an everyday thing that people used in their laundry.

Arm and Hammer still makes it, and you can find it at some of the better stocked rural/farm type stores, some ACE hardware stores in more rural areas, and online.

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Mht » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:39 am

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Most food lion grocery stores that I’ve been in have it.

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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Eugene » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:28 am

About 10 tablespoons washing soda for 5 gallons water. Good read in following post.

https://spaco.org/Blacksmithing/Rust/Ba ... ngSoda.htm
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Re: Electrologist tank solution

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:16 pm

Some of the big box stores carry it, often in the paint department. Home Depot had it last time I looked there, but it has been a while.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Arm-Hammer-S ... z/19407690


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