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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2007, 09:55:14 PM »
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2007, 11:21:02 PM »
Thanks T.C......you did a good job describing your insert device.  After looking at the pictures, that's pretty much what I figured you had built.  After I discovered my pool light housings were plated copper and not stainless steel, I went out to a couple of thrift stores and picked up a few assorted sizes of stainless steel cooking pots and pans.  Went to a hardware store and bought some 3/16" jacketed (plactic covered) steel cable that I will cut into a couple of different lengths and crimp on either wire connectors (rings) or small clamps.  I'll drill holes in the pans and attach the cable to them and to somethig attached to the barrel.  I'll figure some way of insulating it from the cast iron (I like your plastic fencing idea), and then see how it all works.  I'm thinking that perhaps the stainless steel pans will last longer than the tin cans....we'll see.  Thanks again for the idea and the pictures.  BTW, I like the electofranken cookerator.  First time I've seen pictures of it.....It's BIG!!!!  What kind of tub or tank or whatever is it??    :o :o

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2007, 09:35:51 AM »
It's an old military steam cooker I picked up from a surplus dealer. This is a picture I took right after I got it. That sucker would have cooked a lot of oatmeal huh? I guess the stainless steel is pretty high grade too. I don't have a drill bit that would even dent it, thus you see in the other photos that I had to clamp the hot wire to it. I have to remove that and clean it every now and then to keep the current flowing.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2007, 11:47:47 AM »
Thanks for the pics T.C.  I thought it might be something like that.  I saw one similar to that at a used resturant supply dealer....big, but not quite as big as yours.  He wanted a little too much money for it, and I already had Perry's Barrel (although not yet set up), and couldn't justify having two electros.  The guy did have some nice single and double stainless steel resturant freestanding sinks with side drain tops that I may have to get one of these days.  I'd have it set up out on the patio, installed just opposite and tied into the kitchen sink plumbing.  I'm sure the wife would appreciate me getting my mess out of the kitchen sink.  I didn't have the heart to drill holes in Perry's Barrel, so I used a 3/8" beam clamp for attaching the positive lead from the battery charger. Thanks again for the help and the ideas.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2009, 10:44:29 PM »
Just wondering if Perry's barrels are still holding up after many years of use and how many pieces of CI have been cleaned in all of them since then. And Scott, the "The Electrorector Rustereater" is one heck of a set up ;) all i can say is WOW.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2009, 11:00:03 PM »
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Just wondering if Perry's barrels are still holding up after many years of use and how many pieces of CI have been cleaned in all of them since then. And Scott, the "The Electrorector Rustereater" is one heck of a set up ;) all i can say is WOW.


Thats a good question Lee. Several people got these barrels from me and made these setups, but I don't even have one for myself. They are a cadillac, thats for sure. mine is a Buick and it still gets me there.  ;) ;D

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2009, 11:07:51 PM »
Perry, How'd you let that happen :-/ you mean you sold them Cadillacs and you ended up with a Buick  ;D something's wrong somewhere ;D  

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2009, 11:35:22 PM »
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Perry, How'd you let that happen :-/ you mean you sold them Cadillacs and you ended up with a Buick  ;D something's wrong somewhere ;D  


OH NO LEE, I wouldn't do that to myself. ;)

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2009, 11:49:25 PM »
As far as the barrel, it still looks like it did the first day I fired it up.  The water looks darker, but I've never changed it and only added to it as it evaporates.  Still cleans like a son of a gun.  ;)
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2009, 11:56:04 PM »
Roger, of course the barrel would be eaten away from the inside out, and it would down in the murky water, so unless you drained it, or stuck your arm down in there and felt the sides, if it wasn't springin water, how would you otherwise know what the inside of the barrel was like, just curious. I have never heard anybody come on here and say that their barrel was eaten through though.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2009, 12:03:02 AM »
Well Perry, here where I live, it can get awful hot in the summer time.  I don't always have stuff cleaning in my setup.  There has been times where it sat unused and water evaporated down a foot to about 18 inches.  I've rarely submerged anything deeper than that in it.  From what I've seen of the sides, it looks just fine other than the evaporated crud that accumulates and I wash that down the sides when I fill it up.  So now you have the "Paul Harvey" rest of the story.  ;)
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2009, 12:10:07 AM »
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Well Perry, here where I live, it can get awful hot in the summer time.  I don't always have stuff cleaning in my setup.  There has been times where it sat unused and water evaporated down a foot to about 18 inches.  I've rarely submerged anything deeper than that in it.  From what I've seen of the sides, it looks just fine other than the evaporated crud that accumulates and I wash that down the sides when I fill it up.  So now you have the "Paul Harvey" rest of the story.  ;)

Thanks Cub Reporter.  ;)

MAN, I knew them barrels would work good, and I know that SS was some heavy stuff, but, to be honest I never would have guessed that they would have held up that well.  :o

Thats very encouraging Roger. Thanks for the good news.  :)

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2009, 12:17:37 AM »
OH, and Roger and you all, I sure do like the story that I told, its true, about me shipping these barrels. Now when I shipped them out, what it cost me to ship it was what I charged, I think the least was around 25.00 and the most was like 70.00 to California.

Anyway, when I called Fed Ex about shipping them, they asked me how tall they were, I told them they were, 40 inches high and so many inches wide. Well, they said we are going to have to charge you an excess fee cause they are so high, too high, I said how much is that, she said it as going to be like 150.00, something crazy.

So I said, let me think about it and I'll call you back. So I called back and got another person, they asked me the same questions. I told them the barrel was 20 some inches high, and it was 40 inches wide, she said thats fine, it'll be 23.00, and so thats how we did them, we shipped them laying on their side, cause if you stood them up, it cost a lot more money. NOW, I ask you, HOW STUPID IS THAT?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2009, 04:49:23 AM »
Perry,
  Thank you for bringing this thread back to the top of the board. I have read it before, and I have just read the whole thing again.
  On another thread recently, you asked me if I could find a picture of a lard kettle that had been posted on here. Most of the pictures previous to May 2005 were lost in a forum upgrade. I say most because there are a few that were stored separately, and still exist.
 In this thread, that you are reading now, Reply #9, you mention that picture being posted.
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Also, before you come here on the forum there was a picture of me cleaning the lard kettle at the meat market where these barrels came from. The kettle was about 5 feet high and easily over 4 feet in diameter and it was fired by steam. I put some SS rods in the middle of the barrel and suspended them on milk crates that were sitting on the bottom of the tank. Anyway, there was a picture of me doing this. I think we called it a "Big Electro System" or something like that. Long story short, YES, its a good idea.

 I do not believe this picture still exists on this forum. If you have a paper version, and run across it by chance, I would sure like to see it.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2009, 10:41:25 AM »
Chris, if I come across that picture, I sure will get a copy of it posted. I looked through all my pictures and I don't see it, but I did not check the CD's. I will check there. Now that I think about it, I'll bet there is one there, I forgot about them until just now. LOL

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2009, 06:54:46 PM »
Re: Re-bar from earlier in this thread.

Re-bar will work fine for a support, if you take it to a grinder and grind off the ridges where you need to fasten the charger and where you put the S-hook or C-clamp to suspend the item. From then on, all that's need is a stiff brush (welding brush) to knock off any rust that's accumulated on the contact points.

That's what I've been using and it works fine.

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2009, 08:58:32 PM »
You are right on the money Lee, as somebody said earlier. In fact, I use rebar, and I don't even grind it like you are talking about, just hit it a lick and a promise with a wire brush and you are good to go. Now I also have SS bars that I also use too.
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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2009, 10:06:36 AM »
i have a sheet of stainless in my 55 g plastic barrel..i dont know what gauge it is..its all i could do to roll it up in a bear hug..its cleaned probally 500 pieces..i run it maybe 16 hours a day..i changed my water a month ago..there was no eating away of my stainless..but i have a large disk blade in the bottom that the stainless sits on..that makes it clean the bottom side better..the disk blade is getting thicker daily..

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2009, 12:00:43 PM »
Jimmy, mine is similar to yours. Found a SS drum with one end cut out at a junk yard. Cut out the other end, then slit it up the side, so I could "bear hug" it to get it in the plastic barrel. It's about 3-4" taller than the plastic drum. Put split water hose over the edges, except where the charger clips on.

Anyway, I like your disc idea. I have 3  that I sit on car wheels for outdoor cooking purposes. Now you have me wondering if one of then will fit in my barrel. If not, I'll pester my neighbor to see if he's changed disc blades recently.  ;)

Thanks for the idea!

Lee

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Re: See Perry's Barrels Here
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2009, 01:21:14 AM »
I've got a heavy duty old stainless steel barrel, 90 or so pounds, manufactured in the early 1940s, so that's what I'm using for my container.  What is the best charger to get, and what else do I need for electrolysis.  I've never done it. don't know anything about it, but I got skillets that need a bath, and I'm convinced this is the way to go!!

I appreciate all information.  I want to do this right!!

Thanks, folks!!

Ray