: > On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 06:58:48 -0800, Hylourgos wrote:
: > > Two questions about electrolysis, for either those who know about
: > > electricity or those who have tried it.:
: > >
: > > 1) I'm gearing up to try this out on a number of old planes (about
: > > 10). In the interest of saving time, can I hook up multiple leads
: > > (positive, if I remember) to multiple items in the same tank, or will
: > > that dilute the effect and slow down the process? I plan on running
: > > multiple anodes around the parts, if that matters.
: > Do *not* hook up the positive to the stuff you are trying to derust.
: > Positive to sacrificial anode, negative to your good stuff.
: Oops, I knew I was probably getting that wrong without my crib sheet
: at the computer....
: > You can hook
: > up multiple items as long as the connections are solid. Avoid getting the
: > charger clamps in the solution.
: > >
: > > 2) No one around here carries washing soda. I plan on mixing baking
: > > soda, tsp, and Borax instead. Any problems with that?
: > Washing soda is available at all the major supermarkets in the laundry
: > area. The box looks very similar to the baking soda boxes found in the
: > baking area. Mix about a tablespoon to a gallon of water.
: Believe it or not, I can't find it around here (Sewanee TN). I've
: tried Piggly Wiggly and the Dollar General (nearby Monteagle), and
: even WalMart in Decherd didn't have it. I looked carefully, it wasn't
: there. The only similar product by Arm&Hammer there is called
: "Fabricare" and is not the same as A&H Washing soda. It may be just as
: good for my purposes--anyone know what % sodium carbonate it has? Or
: any other good source of 80%+ sodium carbonate?
: Otherwise, as things stand that is, it seems I'll have to resort to my
: second-string mix. Problems with it anticipated by anyone?
: > > Thanks,
: > > H.
I throw in a tablet of regular detergent in the water. Works fine for me.