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Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
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Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Have not seen anything written about this. My cell takes too long to start hydrogen production....at least 15 minutes.

Four inch pvc ....2 stainless steel light switch covers 1/2 inch apart about one quart capcity..distilled water one teaspoon of lye running @ 25 amps warmed up.

I have other ideas to build but this is the first

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Rick
06-29-2008 09:02 PM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Are you sure the gas isn't leaking out somewhere?


mgmrick Wrote:Have not seen anything written about this. My cell takes too long to start hydrogen production....at least 15 minutes.

Four inch pvc ....2 stainless steel light switch covers 1/2 inch apart about one quart capcity..distilled water one teaspoon of lye running @ 25 amps warmed up.

I have other ideas to build but this is the first

Thanks
Rick
06-30-2008 01:56 AM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Mine starts production immediately after switching on. How much space do you allow above the electoyle? I have a 2 inch space. You must have a leak. For now I get 480 ml/min at 30 amps. I use 1/2 teaspoon of NaOH per liter. Working to improve this. I want in the end to get close to 1 liter/min with no more than 25 amps; preferably 20 or 15 amps.
06-30-2008 05:47 AM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Yes I do have a leak....New design going in tonight....After 15-20 minutes bubbles real good so I did not think the leak made that much of difference...glad to hear that it does...So now I know the problem

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06-30-2008 05:54 AM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Delayed production is simply the HHO displacing the air that is in the headroom of the cell. The noticeabe potency of the HHO depends on the headroom and how much air will dilute the mixture.
06-30-2008 09:27 AM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
Walt..

Are you saying fill the hydrogen generator full so there is less headroom?
06-30-2008 05:24 PM
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RE: Takes too long to start Hydrogen production
mgmrick Wrote:Walt..

Are you saying fill the hydrogen generator full so there is less headroom?

If a breif impotent production time is bothersome then yes. I always keep as much water as possible in mine, mostly because the water absorbs so much heat, but displacing the space occupied by air is not a bad thing either.
07-01-2008 11:31 AM
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