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How many grams of lye p/ltr?
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How many grams of lye p/ltr?
What is the right amount of lye p/ltr of distilled water? I know I seen it somewhere but cannot find it now , Could someone please post , Thanks John
06-28-2008 07:22 PM
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RE: How many grams of lye p/ltr?
I used 1/2 teaspoon per liter and it drew 30 amps in my system. I suggest you start with 1/2 teaspoon per liter of NaOH crystals and increase it if you feel it is not enough. By the way, my system did not heat up. It was only warm to the touch. I have 6 stainless steel plates and 1.5 liters of electrolyte with about a 2 inch air space above the electrolyte.
06-28-2008 08:52 PM
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RE: How many grams of lye p/ltr?
its all trial and error and it depends of design
06-29-2008 01:22 PM
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RE: How many grams of lye p/ltr?
tjh566 Wrote:its all trial and error and it depends of design

why don't you start out with the amount of fresh water you are going to use,heat it to approx.160F (normal running conditions), connect power to your system, and monitor your amperage as you add your electrolyte, until you get the reading your looking for.The key is to use hot water.,this way you won't have to wait for it to heat up on its own.
06-30-2008 04:25 PM
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RE: How many grams of lye p/ltr?
Good idea, But I did add 1/2 tsp/ltr and it pulling 12 amps cold will have to check it out tomorrow hot, Thanks

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tjh566 Wrote:its all trial and error and it depends of design

why don't you start out with the amount of fresh water you are going to use,heat it to approx.160F (normal running conditions), connect power to your system, and monitor your amperage as you add your electrolyte, until you get the reading your looking for.The key is to use hot water.,this way you won't have to wait for it to heat up on its own.
07-01-2008 06:23 PM
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