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To use PVC or NOT???? Please post ur experiences
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To use PVC or NOT???? Please post ur experiences
Well the subject says it all. Please post weather you agree in using PVC or not and why, I bought pvc to construct my cells for my 7.3 diesel and see not many like it , My car cell is going to be a nice GE water filter unit, But it's alot more money than pvc but It opens by a screwed lid vs sealed pvc , I guess I can use screwed PVC top but then other dont like the sealent available for pvc , Please post weather you like PVC or not , Thanks and happy testing

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06-15-2008 09:28 PM
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I don't use PVC (ABS), but I know many people who do. As far as I know it works just fine. I have read on another forum that using NaOH will make PVC brittle, but considering Eletrik has switched over to PVC in his Smack boosters I wonder how bad the PVC can really be (when used with NaOH).
06-16-2008 03:23 AM
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I was thinking that therer is an awefull lot of pvc pipe systems out there, so I own it now , I guess I could use it for a while during testing phase anyhow , You see those reallyu expensive units on the net that charge about $1040 for there bottom model? Theyt have a aluminum casing , I think after testing if I have good results I will weld one up from Alum, In this 6 cell unit I will have one casing and 6 diffrent compartments such as the Gorilla developement group ( http://www.gethydropower.com/products_chimp.html ) But of course mine case will be aluminum, Akum because fins can be tacked on for heat displacement if needed, I kinda like there design of this case, all compartments are seperate and gas flows up on all cells and exits 1 common area, This is what I will make( if the testing works:o) ) If anyone else has any idea's for material than please respond, Or if you had bad experience with ang material please post, Thanks

jksav7 Wrote:I don't use PVC (ABS), but I know many people who do. As far as I know it works just fine. I have read on another forum that using NaOH will make PVC brittle, but considering Eletrik has switched over to PVC in his Smack boosters I wonder how bad the PVC can really be (when used with NaOH).
06-16-2008 04:17 PM
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I have built a smack type booster using pvc for a container it works fine but I constantly have to tighten the lid even after a couple of hours of driving I pour water around the lid to check for leaks always see bubbles unless i have just tightened it. also 4 inch pvc fittings are about $3-5 each You will need at least one cap(bottom) one union top female and screw in lid. wal mart has a nice tupperware type container for about $3 it has a rubber seal around the lid and four snap latches. a friend of mine built a smack booster same time as me and used this unit it has worked well for a few weeks. oh yeah its kinda clear too so no need for a sight gauge.Big Grin Its a little bit light duty so take a little extra time to mount it securely and it makes a really nice installation. PS im already lookin to upgrade to this container.Cool
06-16-2008 07:15 PM
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owen1969 Wrote:...My car cell is going to be a nice GE water filter unit, But it's alot more money than pvc but It opens by a screwed lid vs sealed pvc...
Works for me...

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... pretty tall (over a foot), but hold a lot of juice.

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06-16-2008 07:39 PM
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colchiro Wrote:
owen1969 Wrote:...My car cell is going to be a nice GE water filter unit, But it's alot more money than pvc but It opens by a screwed lid vs sealed pvc...
Works for me...

[Image: IMG_0735.jpg?imgmax=512]

... pretty tall (over a foot), but hold a lot of juice.

colchiro, this is the container waterpoweredcar sells, is this where you got it? I'd like to know where it comes from. It's a decent container, but my 9 cell unit barely fits in it. They sold me an 11 cell unit with it, and it doesn't fit!
06-16-2008 09:11 PM
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aquaman Wrote:colchiro, this is the container waterpoweredcar sells, is this where you got it? I'd like to know where it comes from. It's a decent container, but my 9 cell unit barely fits in it. They sold me an 11 cell unit with it, and it doesn't fit!

I ordered it from hyrogengarage, which also sells an 11 cell unit. I think I have 9 switch plates and they barely fit. I'd prefer 11 ss plates.

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06-17-2008 04:23 AM
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owen1969 Wrote:Well the subject says it all. Please post weather you agree in using PVC or not and why, I bought pvc to construct my cells for my 7.3 diesel and see not many like it , My car cell is going to be a nice GE water filter unit, But it's alot more money than pvc but It opens by a screwed lid vs sealed pvc , I guess I can use screwed PVC top but then other dont like the sealent available for pvc , Please post weather you like PVC or not , Thanks and happy testing

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I use 2" PVC. Instead of ss plates, i use the 2" ss pipe and ss bolt and washer. this is my second set of generators due to mine melting. I was running way to many amps through it for too long of time (30 + amps). now im running about 10 amps, and they're holding just fine. I used heavy duty glue for the caps and epoxy resin for any holes i made. And for the holes, i drilled them smaller and used a lighter to soften up the hole and put my hardware through while hot. This actually proved to be pretty useful. and for the top, i used a clean-out plug and pipethread tape. last time i didn't and it was hard to get a good torque on the cap. hope this helps

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06-17-2008 04:57 AM
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Does anyone know a good cheap website or actual store to buy the water filters from? And what exactly is the name of these because if you type in "water filter" you get a ton of different types of filters.
06-17-2008 05:08 AM
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CYBOR, I am Canadian(much cheaper in USa) everything is, But anyhow I bought mine at home depot, It's great, cost 25.00 here in Canada , not sure but it's prob alot less in the USA

cyborgmexican Wrote:Does anyone know a good cheap website or actual store to buy the water filters from? And what exactly is the name of these because if you type in "water filter" you get a ton of different types of filters.
06-17-2008 02:13 PM
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