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Old 10-02-2010, 10:20:40 AM
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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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Does your set up draw too much current so the chargers are tripping. Try a weaker solution or smaller electrodes or only partially immerse the subject metal.

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Here are two photo's of my vat. Also I put my meter in the water it reads 5 amps. With no water action like I did the first time I used it.
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I got this thing working. Only using 4 electrodes 2 on each end and 2 in the middle. Over load due too to many electrodes.
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Tell us what you used to make this, it looks great . I have been wanting to build one myself. hope it works as good as it looks. thanks Skidmore
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The tub came from a Mini Mart. It was a cooler that they put pop and water in. They was scraping it now it is a Electrolysis Vat. I had a few problems at first but got it working now.
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I got this thing working. Only using 4 electrodes 2 on each end and 2 in the middle. Over load due too to many electrodes.
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What you could do to lower the current is to hook up a paralleled batch of 12 volt brakelight bulbs in series with the charger. They will act as a ballast resistor.

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