posted by: pjt
Wonder how it would work to take a
piece of pvc pipe with a cap on one end, drill a bunch of holes (or cut
slotts), stick the anode inside the pipe, and shove the pipe inside the
Re: internal anode
by Cutter 03-14-2004
Originally posted by pjt
Wonder how it would work to take a piece of pvc pipe with a cap on one
end, drill a bunch of holes (or cut slotts), stick the anode inside the
pipe, and shove the pipe inside the vice???
I was thinking more like a short piece of rubber hose stuck in each end as
insulators & the iron bar
slid through them. I had been entertaining that idea for several days. But
I really do think I had been
trapping air inside all week.
posted by: Newb
This thread just keeps getting better
Thanks for keeping us all posted on it. Gonna start mine on Tuesday if the
posted by: Paychk
Another possibility is the hydrogen gas
that is generated, is getting trapped in the cavity and pushing the
solution out. Maybe a deeper bucket with the opening pointed up will solve
by Cutter 03-14-2004
!!! Hey now, that's a thought, too
I really don't have anything that might do except a 5 gallon pickle bucket
(too shallow) or maybe a 30 gallon
garbage can. I am afraid the weight would over power either one. Have to
give it some thought.
posted by: Franz
Well Cutter you could always fab up a
nice frame to hang things in the garbage can.
posted by: 7018
Well all this over a walton vice made
me want one,I went looking!! found a Wilton 5" Combination Pipe & Bench
Vise!! I ran a search on it and came up with this,
Wilton 5" Combination Pipe & Bench Vise
Item Number: WILC-2
Normally Sells For: $1097.95
Our Price: $783.61
Now this is a old one but in good shape,came from a junk store in Fla. I
have 25.00 in it needs cleaning up alittle and some new paint. What you
all think bout this one?
It would have been nice to find one the
size of urs cutter But then u get what ya find!
Well guys this is the last one.Thanks
for looking and i wish u luck hunting a good vice!!!
by Cutter 03-15-2004
Very cool 7018!! Or as they say on the
OWWM site "you Suck!".
That is their highest compliment on a great find.
How about giving us some dimensions? Looks like a 5" jaw width but was is
your max opening, height,
weight & so forth. I wish there was some way of dating these things but I
don't see anything to go on.
I left mine out of the goop today - got a supposed emergency plumbing call
while I was fiddling with
it & had to take off. Thought I'd have time to stop back by but got home
at 7 pm. I did have time to
drop by one of my favorite scrap yards to pick a piece of 5/8ths rebar to
suspend though the center
and a couple of mower blades to try as "electrodes" to collect the rust.
(I am not using the controversial
anode/cathode words any more.) I couldn't find any other scrap lying
around here that I was willing to
sacrifice whan a couple of bucks for junk would take care of it.
posted by: 7018
Well cutter they said 7 inch open but i
opened it to 8 1/2 inches and it will hold 4 inch pipe they said however i
havent tryed it as yet. got it out of the truck and took the pic.s so
thats all i know so far. And i was hoping to find out how old this thing
was! it has some weld splater on it but not much, all the jaw's look good
not to much wear. But like i said wish it had been bigger,i'll stell be
looking for a bigger one. And thanks for the reply
posted by: Jim314
Newb is right. This is a great thread.
Kinda like a soap opera, you have to tune in everyday to see if anything
new has happened to the vise.
by Cutter 03-17-2004
Oh WOW! A sopa opera! Maybe I can get
my own TV show - "Monster Vice". Move along Jesse,
you had your run. And I
do have a small development to report this morning.
I mentioned a few posts ago that I finally found a bar to insert into the
cavity as an electrode to
try & get the rust out of the inside where the worst crud appears to be
holding it stuck together. I
had to have some way to fasten a wire to it, so I ground the plating off a
1/4" bolt, ground a
flat on the end of the rebar and tacked it together to make a binding
post. Then I slipped a
couple of pieces of heater hose onto it to insulate the bar from the vise.
After I slid the rebar into
the hole, I used an ohmmeter to be sure the bar wasn't touching the vise
body & found that I needed
extra rubber at the front end to assure that the bar didn't contact the
Finally I hoisted it back into the tub, hooked it up and the bubbles
started appearing in less than a
minute but the current drain dropped from 7 amps to about 1 1/2 in just a
few hours. I checked on
it at about 4:30 am & turned the charger off because this drop in current
usually means the electrode
is loaded with rust & I don't especially want it "growing" into the long
nut & shorting to it; I just don't
know what the effect of that might be. I also didn't particularly want to
dive into that slimy mess this
time of the morning to find out. By the way, if you're the impatient
"type-A" sort of personality,
this process may not be for you.
posted by: atucker
If you're going to do a soap opera, do the soap opera and to heck with the
regular job. We need action, not excuses.
IMPATIENT - NEVER
Not sure if you had the other "electrode" hooked up or not, but when I was
playing around with this before, the current seems to be proportional to
the electrode "area". Of course, the smaller the electrode, the faster
they slime up and the current drops. This is process can definitely test
ones patience. But it works!