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Offline Roger Barfield

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Re: Perry's barrels
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2006, 04:50:47 PM »
Two questions, Roger.  Where did you get that foam stuff and where did you get that metal piece with holes in it?  I want to get mine setup!

I got it at Lowe's or Home depot, I think it was home depot.  Anyway, it was in the section with sheet metal and such.  As far as the the foam, it's like Greg said, pipe insulation.  That is the 1/2 inch inner diameter size.  You can't see in the photo, but It was a little too large, so I cut an old water hose and slit it down the middle.  I put that on first then the foam.  It gives it a little cushion and it won't slide or move around.  I then cut out about an inch or so of it to make a spot to clamp the positive lead on the barrel.
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Re: Perry's barrels
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2006, 04:54:50 PM »
 You really won't like what I say next then. I connect the negative lead directly to the piece I'me cleaning and dunk it too. It just cleans the lead too. Granted can't do multiples.  

Troy, thats alright by me. What I'm saying is that, that stuff in the middle is there and you gotta work around it, otherwise if its like Rogers, its back out of the way and, in my opinion, its easier because you don't have to work around the stuff in the middle.


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Re: Perry's barrels
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2006, 10:30:30 PM »
So I worry a bit more than most of you about shorting out my battery charger.  I use old clothes hangers to hang pans in my barrel.  The leads are connected at the top and I can easily suspend 2 pans at a time.  If I'm doing a lid, I use a common paper clamp to clip on the edge of the lid and run the wire through the loop on the clip then hook it on the handle of the lid.  This makes it hang straight so I can get it as close to the positive plate as I want.

The best tool I have is a good amp clamp meter.  When I want to adjust to an exact current value, I use the meter and move the pan until I get the desired amounts.  I don't like to clean a pan with more than 15 amps or with less than 7 amps.  Above 15 amps causes foaming which reduces the efficiency of the cleaning and less than 7 amps won't loosen heavy carbon deposits.