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What gauge stainless plates?
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What gauge stainless plates?
I just received my directions except one problem so far, the directions do not say what gauge stainless to use for the plates. Can anybody tell me what I need to pick up? Thanks.
07-16-2008 03:22 PM
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RE: What gauge stainless plates?
MOst use a 16 gauge 316 stainless steel.

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07-16-2008 05:54 PM
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RE: What gauge stainless plates?
The gauge doesn't really matter as far as I've heard. It all depends on what you are doing. For example, if you are doing a coil (Mr. G) method, then smaller gauge (20+) would be reccomended because it bends easily. If you're doing a straight design, however, it's reccomended that you use more sturdy stainless, such as 18 or 16 gauge.

ALWAYS use 316 stainless steel if you can! 304 will work, but 316 has less resistance and produces more HHO (if I remember right).

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RE: What gauge stainless plates?
I use 316L 18 gauge and it works great, Is lower in carbon than 316 so ots a tad harder.
07-25-2008 06:36 PM
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RE: What gauge stainless plates?
I just picked up some 3x5 cuts of 304 stainless at 20ga, it's the same gauge of te Lowes (smack booster) design. Not easy to bend at all.

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RE: What gauge stainless plates?
I use 304 grade, 24 gauge (.0613) from a local metal fabricator. They cut to the shape I want for $5.00 per plate. Mine are 3x6 and the two end plates have a 6" tab off the top for the electric hook up
07-26-2008 02:01 AM
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