Saturday, October 25, 2014
I used before. I hunted all over for a tall waste basket or something like it. I didn't want something as big as a 55 gallon drum, just to much water to deal with. My neighbor had a piece of 8" Schedule 40 PVC pipe which I cut to 36". Free is not always cheap. The cap cost me $45 even after the guy at the plumbing supply had pity on me and took off $10. Still I think it is perfect for what I'm doing and will last for ever.
My brother-in-law has a re-bar bender/cutter but a stout vise and large hammer will do.
In the long end of the bars I drilled a hole to bolt the bars in place and provide electrical connection. I also ground the area around the holes flat to get better contact. If needed I'll use star washers to improve the contact.
The current is low but the wire end with a 1/4" hole are for 10/12 gauge wire so I used a scrap of 10 gauge wire to connect them together and make a pigtail for attaching the battery charger. I used the red insulated wire to remind me the positive lead connects to the anodes,
After it set a day I mixed a little of the concrete with water to cap the the top of the bucket. I want it to shed water when I have it outdoors for use.
I think we're ready for some water, soda and parts cleaning.