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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2007, 01:22:40 PM »
Steve,

There was a definite line of rust when I took the pan out of the bath and under the rust was the etched line.  I'll try and find the pan and take a picture of it.

Gary

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2007, 08:06:42 PM »
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I'll give Scott his due, its nice lookin, took a lot of thought, and looks sci fi as all get out....

Yes, but is it as sci-fi as the Electrofranken Cookerator? Hmmmmn? Anyway, my hat is off to Scott too. That is one fine looking setup.

How y'all been? Thought I was dead again didn't you? Well, not yet, but I'm sorry to report both my better half and I have had some health issues since September. Nothing life threatening or anything... more of an annoyance. But hey, life is still good!

Used the Cookerator the other day to clean a pot out of Africa, a Platpotjie Bestduty #2. Strange bird. Sorry no pics but the before and after would be amazing. I started on it in mid-November with the Cookerator and the variable voltage power supply pushing 9 to 10 amps 24/7. Just after Christmas I could begin to see some bare metal.

Some of the carbon in the bottom was about 2 weeks from becoming diamonds. I took a small pry bar and gently tapped it down to a fairly smooth surface. I used up 4 big coffee cans on the inside and finally resorted to the wire brush on the drill. It did a very nice job as the iron was rather grainy anyway. Thickest buildup I'd ever seen. One chunk that fell off was a full 3/16"! Had my doubts but the Cookerator did 90% of the job.

I did this for a friend and we've been teasing about how many heads was shrunk in that pot for it get so nasty. Even the lid was thickly coated. All carbon mind you. I figure it had been left on the fire all day and night since 1916. Of course it was never cleaned... until now that is. These pots are still available (sorry, but I lost the web site) but I wonder how long they've been in production. You can't get that much carbon to build up on a pot in a few years. Must have taken decades.

So there you have it boys and girls... never underestimate the power of electrolysis.

TC

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2007, 11:47:32 PM »
Thanks TC.......Good to hear from you again. It has been a little while.  Hope all the health stuff has calmed down a bit and all is well.  

I guess since Electrofranken Cookerator is already taken, I'll have to come up with a name for my contraption.  Maybe something like "Electrorector Rustereater" kind of like after Erector Set.  Oh well, we'll see how that name sets for a while until something better comes along.  I haven't figured out how to do variable voltage with this battery charger yet.  Very well could be (in fact I'm sure) that this one doesn't do variable power.  Just manual amps.  I am running it on 40 amps, and drawing between 20 and 35 amps most of the time.

I haven't tried to clean anything really crusty yet....just starting off with some easy things.  It would be nice to see some pictures of your shrunken head pot and lid.  It sounds like it was quite a challange.

Anyway, good to hear from you again,

Scott
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2007, 01:07:59 PM »
Hello TC, it is so good to hear from you. I am glad to hear that the health problems are minor.

Yes TC, it is true that Scott has come up with quite a deal with all the bells and whistles here, HOWEVER, if and when his machine needs cleaned you can clean it for him in your Electrofranken Cookerator.  ;)

And man oh man, that sounds like some pot. How big is it you think, 40 gallons, maybe more? I would hate to think what all has been cooked in that old boy, some of it I know I'd just soon not know, if you know what I mean, and this from a butcher. Just for the L of it, I just happen to have some pictures of a friends big cooker and he cooked fresh pork and sauerkraut in it recently for New Years. It took 2 men and a boy to put it in place and that ain't no lie, and 2 good men and a strong boy, you'll see.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2007, 01:10:22 PM »
Heres another.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2007, 01:13:21 PM »
One last picture. This is a 40 gallon kettle by the way. Its heated by a propane burner even though you'll notice that is sitting in a firebox, complete with door so that it can be heated with wood outside, as in for a hog killing.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2007, 11:11:51 PM »
T.C. glad to hear from you.  I thought for a minute you might have gotten too close to that frankencookerator while it was in use and become a statistic.   ;D  

Perry, that's some setup there.  Every kettle I see that size has either got a hole drilled in the bottom, a crack from one end to the other, or pits that a small puppy could fall into.  I keep looking at them though.  I'm not sure what I would do with it if I ever got one, but they're cool. 8-)
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2007, 11:44:06 PM »
These are pretty common around here Roger. This ones got the whole nine yards. I know that pot don't look too full, but trust me, there is a lot of food in it, and I took the picture after about 15 people had eaten out of it. The problem with these pots, speaking of ponies, is that you gotta have a team of ponies to move one of them. If you notice this one here has the bolts that stick out on the side like Frankenstein's neck. Thats so you can swing it as it is being held by a bail, I guess you know'd that though. What I like about this one is that it has the big iron jacket around it with the door, the door is off right now. They also used something just about like this to cook hog slop in, this one may have in fact been used for such a purpose. Most of the cast iron foundries made one a tank to cook hog slop in that was coal or wood fired.

You buy one of these Roger and cook something in it and I'll come and help you eat it.  ;D

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2007, 01:15:52 PM »
Hi All......Just thought I'd put up a few more pictures of the Electorector Rustereater at work.  I got this really rusty Lodge #14 camp oven for about $10.00.  It looked like a good challenge for the Rustereater, so I brought it home for a facelift.  It's in the soup now.  I am pretty sure it will have some pitting when it is finished, but it's got to look better than when I brought it home.  I checked it this morning, and noticed there was still a little rust in the inside of the oven, so I changed the position so that it is hanging sideways in the barrel with the opening of the oven facing the side of the barrel.  I'll check it in a few hours or so and see if that did the trick.  Since the items are so large, I will do the lid in a seperate run.  I'll post another picture when it is all done and seasoned.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2007, 01:47:18 PM »
Could even shorten it to "Great 'Rector Rustereater"

                          Grr!   for short  [smiley=scatter.gif]  

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2007, 02:29:41 PM »
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Could even shorten it to "Great 'Rector Rustereater"

                          Grr!   for short  [smiley=scatter.gif]  

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Hey, now you're talkin.  You should paint some flames on the side of that thing.  [smiley=flamethrower.gif]
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2007, 03:16:07 PM »
Neat setup and pictures Scott - Gary

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2007, 06:59:35 PM »
Scott,

I clean the inside of DO's with a large (or whatever size is suitable) metal can (coffee, etc.) that has been wrapped with a piece of plastic garden fence (fairly tightly) and attached with a tie-wrap. Drill or punch four or five 3/8" or so holes in the bottom of the can so it will fill up with soup and won't have air pockets underneath.

Pull the can up a couple of inches from the bottom of the fencing and mark it for punching two holes for the tie-wrap. Punch the holes, wrap the fencing and attach with the tie wrap(s). Make a jumper out of some stranded wire (I use 2 14ga wires twisted together ). Attach a battery clip to one end. Attach the other end to the can with a self-threading screw and a washer. Set the can over in the DO, attach the clip to the rim of your Electorector Rustereater. The can will be destroyed of course, but it does a nice job and cleans the inside more quickly and evenly than turning the piece sideways. I used three cans on the African pot I told y'all about.

I would take a picture, but the one I have now is at work in the Electrofranken Cookerator and it's raining and it's cold and it's dark. I think you get the idea though.

TC
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2007, 04:23:17 PM »
OOOHHHH  TC, now you've got those rusty gears of mine turning again....I'm now going to have to go and invent some type of stainless steel insert that I can hook up to the "Rustereater" and insert into the large pots and ovens while they are cooking.  I think I have, buried somewhere in the garage, some heavy duty stainless steel pool light housings that might just work for something like this.  I'll post some pictures if it happens.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2007, 04:58:26 PM »
I cleaned a big cooking kettle, it was steel, hollow jacketed, and steam fired, using this same method you all are talking about here. I used the pot itself as the ground (anode, diode, piece to be cleaned, for some reason I can't remember that correct word) and then put pieces of stainless steel, just up off the bottom as my donor (can't remember that word either) pieces. The kettle was five feet in diameter. It did a good job. There were pictures of it on here somewhere.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2007, 09:21:15 PM »
Ok..........Here is the finished results on the rusty #14 Lodge Camp Oven, after a couple of rounds with the[size=18] Electrorector Rustereater.  [/size]As I suspected, there was some pitting in the bottom of the oven, but rest of the oven and the lid came out great.  After a couple of sessions of seasoning in the 350 to 450 degree oven, it came out real nice.  It should be a good user, and the price was right.

     

Before Cleaning.....lots of rust!!

 

TC........I checked those light housings and they are plated copper....not stainless steel.  But that's OK, the ideas are still coming, I'll just find something else to use to electro the inside of the pots and camp ovens.

Scott

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2007, 11:15:01 AM »
Dang Scott. Looks great. Your right, it will make a great user. SHow it in action when you get a chance.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2007, 09:47:35 PM »
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OOOHHHH  TC, now you've got those rusty gears of mine turning again....I'm now going to have to go and invent some type of stainless steel insert that I can hook up to the "Rustereater" and insert into the large pots and ovens while they are cooking.  I think I have, buried somewhere in the garage, some heavy duty stainless steel pool light housings that might just work for something like this.  I'll post some pictures if it happens.

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I thought that might get somebody going. One thing I need to add: You should probably hook the wire on the inside of the can (instead of the outside as shown in the photo) down about half way. I have found that if the hookup is above the rim line of the pot, it rusts up really quick and quits conducting. Upon examination of the slightly used can the insides are still shiny below the rim line.

Here's one photo that gives you and idea of what the thing looks like.

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« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2007, 09:50:20 PM »
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