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See Perry's Barrels Here
« on: November 10, 2005, 04:40:02 PM »
I thought I would start a new thread that would show how we are using Perry's barrels.

My barrels came today but dang it was empty - must have tipped over in the truck.  So I guess I'll have to order 55 gallons of that special water.

Anyway, here is how I'm going to start off with it.  The rubber hose wouldn't fit over the pipe so I slit it and put it over the rim of the barrel.  May change the pipe to a piece of 3/4 inch reinforcing rod when I find some.  Now if I just had that water.  :)

Thanks again Perry, the barrel is just awesome.
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Re: Perry's Barrels
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005, 04:41:25 PM »
Ready to go.
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Re: Perry's Barrels
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005, 05:05:32 PM »
Gary, thanks for the pictures. I like the idea of the hose around the rim, thats good. However, I would also put one of those plastic clamps on each end of the rod laying across the barrel. The plastic clamps hold the rod in place so you don't bump it and knock it in the water and holds the whole thing in place. Also, the big c clamp you can just hang on the rod and still get a good connection. I like that too.

And finally, I am mad  >:(. Its bad enough you got my barrel, but I'll be danged in you ain't got the very same battery charger that I got too. I'm going out in the garage right now and lookin to see if mine is still there.

Again, thanks for the pictures. I have a lot of ideas as we move along.

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Re: Perry's Barrels
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2005, 07:31:33 PM »
Gary,
Just my opinion...But I would stay with the pipe as opposed to the rebar. I found rebar to be a poor metal to use in the Electro process. It I went to anything it would be a piece of copper grounding rod.
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Re: Perry's Barrels
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2005, 07:46:47 PM »
Duke, I hear what you are saying but the rebar laid across the top is really not involved in the electro process but only conducting electricity for it. The electrolysis process is between the piece being cleaned and the barrel. Personally, I don't see why rebar would not work because you need something sturdy across the top and as long as its good and clean and not all rusty, you should get a good connection. I only say the rebar because it is cheap and available. The copper ground rod would definitely work. I would just think it would not be as available nor as cheap as rebar.

Also, I want to say I am not an authority on this process nor am I trying to be. I am only sharing my experiences from what I have learned with trial and error. And every lick I learned about this, I learned on this forum.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2005, 07:27:57 AM »
Has anyone thought about switching the process to clean the "crud" off the stainless?

Hang a piece of scrap in the middle and hook the positive to it. Hook the negative to the SS drum. Wouldn't that clean the drum, as if it were a frying pan?

Just a thought...........
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2005, 08:06:34 AM »
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Has anyone thought about switching the process to clean the "crud" off the stainless?
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or you could do what I did and hang a #2 Favorite skillet in the middle and end up with a skillet full of metal hanging off it in all directions.  It really cleans the sides of the barrel very well :(
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2005, 08:19:33 AM »
Well, I guess it could have been worse, it could have been a griswold number 2 block letter with a Heat Ring. But, I don't know what no. 2 favorites are worth.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007, 01:46:32 PM »
Well, it's only been 13 months since I got my "Perry's SS Barrel" and the great procrastinator finally has his electro cooker up and running.  I thought I'd add my pictures to Gary's thread and give you all a look at what took me so long.  It might inspire any other fellow procrastinators to get going.  I'm sure somewhere down the line, I'll have some more questions about all this, but maybe that will be in another thread.  Hope these pictures don't take up too much room.


   

   

   

   

Hurraaaaaayyyy   Electro......Can't wait to see what comes out!!!

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2007, 02:35:12 PM »
Congratulations Scott!  That looks great... you added finesse to a dirty job.  Your set-up makes mine look primitive.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2007, 07:42:40 PM »
that sure beats my Perry barrel setup, complete with 2x4's and coat hangers, lol.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2007, 07:46:09 PM »
Scott, like your cooking pics you share with us when you gettem' done they sure do look nice!! :)  Mike

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2007, 07:53:34 PM »
Very nice Scott. Took a lot of thought. In fact, with your lowering system, I think you could boil water in the tub and lower small hogs in there so they could be scalded for scraping the hair. Very nice.

Do not dismay folks. I'll give Scott his due, its nice lookin, took a lot of thought, and looks sci fi as all get out, BUT, remember this if you remember nothing else. Your setup will do just exactly what this one will do.  ;)

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2007, 08:41:46 PM »
Thanks all...........I had fun thinking about how I was going to set it up, gathering all the various pieces and parts, and getting the different components fabricated.  Then it took a little while for me to put it all together.  Perry, you are not too far off on the small hog.  I am hoping that with the different means of adjustment and the ability to use mutiple points of attachment, I'll be able to clean large Dutch ovens and such, without too much trouble.  I will also be able to hang mutiple items at varying depths in the barrel.  I am already thinking of how I might be able to attach another piece of stainless steel to the barrel and over the top of the item being cleaned, so that the item is surrounded by stainless steel.  Another time, another day.

Oh, Gary.....I didn't get any of that special water either........just a package of dehydrated H2O with the following instructions..."Just Add Water" ..... ;) ;)

Thanks again Perry, for the opportunity to own one of these fine barrels!!

Keep the thinking caps on................Scott
  
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2007, 08:49:37 PM »
Here's a couple of pictures of Roger Barfield's setup from another thread that I thought I would copy over here.  Clean and simple.



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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2007, 09:06:02 PM »
Scott,

I would be cautious cleaning multiple items together.  I had some bad luck one time doing this.  I got some streaks of rust/corrosion on a skillet that was close to another piece.  I didn't document it but I think if two piece aren't at the same potential, a small current can flow between them causing corrosion on one piece.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2007, 07:13:31 AM »
Gary
That's similiar to the problem posted on another thread reference to a plastic barrel.  This was with a WI base touching a skillet touching the plastic barrel.

I have cleaned different items of different sizes at the same time but never had this problem before. That's why I thought that the plastic barrel was conductive.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 10:01:44 AM »
Jerry,

I'm not sure what causes it but what you found sounds a lot like what happened to me.  In my case there was a line etched in the skillet that I couldn't remove.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 10:18:04 AM »
Gary
Well, I lucked out in that there was no physical damage to the skillet, just the grayish-black stain.  So far no luck in removing that.  I hope that seasoning will hide/cover it.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 01:14:45 PM »
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 In my case there was a line etched in the skillet that I couldn't remove.

Gary
Could that line have been there before cleaning but covered with grease, dirt or rust?  Did the line look like etching from water sitting in a slanted pan or from a pan sitting in a pool of water like if it were nested into another skillet and sitting in water?  

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