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Old 09-29-2010, 06:07:42 PM
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Default Trying Electrolysis

Does anybody know the ratio of washing soda per gallon of water to acheive maximum cleaning in a larger tank (i.e. 40 gallons)?
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Default Re: Trying electrolysis

I don't think it is too critical. The university chemist who told me to add washing soda to my electrolysis tank indicated that it improves the electrical conductivity of the water. He said to use one regular 2 or 3 pound grocery store box to my tank. I don't know how many gallons it holds but it is 3' x 3' x 3' (a 3 foot cube shipping pallet with the top cut out). I've had great luck with it for years.
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Default Re: Trying electrolysis

I have a 100 gal tank and use 2 boxes of Arm & Hammer.

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Default Need Help with my Electrolysis Vat

I am new to this fourm, Man the info you guys produce is great.

I built this electrolysis vat and had it up and running with 25 gallons of water 3 cups of Arm & Hammer washing soda, It started to do it thing as soon as I hooked it up. But then after about three ours it stooped (kicked my charger out). Reset everything to start over all it dose is kick out my charger. Can't get any bubbles or water movement at all.

So I drained it cleaned the rods refilled now it dose not do anything (no bubbles) and kicks out my charger. I also tryed different chargers.

I'm at a loss!

Ill try to post a photo of the vat latter.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I am sorry I did not mean to post under you post. My mistake first time here. Need to pay better attention at what I an doing.
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Default Re: Need Help with my Electrolysis Vat

No problem Rick. I finally realized that I did not have enough washing soda for my set up. I've got approx. 40 gallons of water and it took about a box and a quarter (3.5lb. box) to get any good results with my tank.
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Rick, as the process runs, the resistance may go up to the point where it clicks your charger off. Your charger probably cuts off at a certain resistance to protect the battery when it is fully charged. Try changing the water and electrolyte as well as cleaning the rod.

Other than that, just double check all the connections, make sure your clips are touching metal on the part and rod rather than an oxydized surface, which will increase resistance or simply block the current.

Hope that helps,
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