electrolysis power source

anyone ever done electrolysis on a gas tank with something other than a car battery charger? trying to clean some tanks on the cheap, wondering if i can rig a 12v dc wall wart or something similar to the tank?

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Probably, but it would be pretty low amperage. Plust you can get a battery charger on Amazon for under $20....

but filling with loose screws and shaking off the scale, emptying and filling with vinegar or evaporust for a few days works much better.

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Holy shit,

I just rambled on another thread about trying this.

Surely you have dozens of power supplies laying around that charge long lost electronic devices?

Many are 12V and low amps.

I sacrificed one to the experiment. And a steel rod.

It bubbles some nasty stuff all over the place. I did it over decking outside. 🤦🏻

It made a huge mess and I still ended up throwing handfuls of garage aggregate and shaking it around.

I think it would be good for very light rust. But not the best for crusty chunky tanks.

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tried vinegar but both of the tanks in question are tanks from hell, super chunky stinky insides. was hoping electrolysis would be the answer, still seems like a mess either way. guess il try vinegar again

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Vinegar I suppose works. But you need junk in there. Like nuts and bolts. Small rocks. Churches.

Shake it around. Only abrasive and chemical will get rid of some of that stuff.

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I use sections of chain. Not bike chain but like dollar store dog collar chain. Easy to get out after some sloshing it around.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

I thought a 6v or lower for days like a trickle charger ...

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Dirty30 Dillon /

DC power is DC power, in this instance, but a lot of wallworts don't have any circuit monitoring and shorting it out in water might just kill it.

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ok dog chain and vinegar worked pretty well... now i have a tiny pinhole leak in my hobbit tank.

best way to deal with pinhole leaks?

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Vinger and salt for three days! Then use a power washer, Cleanest tank ever!

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