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here's my dry cell stuff I'm trying to assemble it
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here's my dry cell stuff I'm trying to assemble it
hi folks,
This is the first time I'm assembling a dry cell, and I'm not really familiar yet with how they work.

please take a look at the components that I got , I've attached pic here
http://yfrog.com/jyhhocellassemblyphotoj


all the way to the left are 1/2" plexiglass plates roughly 7.5" square with pile of the bolts washers and nuts on one of them.

center of photo is 12 6x6 plates with top corners cut off and 1/2" holes drilled towards the top. below the plates are my gaskets and to the right are 3 6x6 plates drilled but left square so I can attach the wiring using the shown metal connectors. the roll of gasket material is for my end gaskets,and on bottom right of photo are some fittings and a npt pipe tap.

The plan was to build a smack gen IV dry cell,
(15 plates +nnnnnn-nnnnnn+).

the problem is, the smack calls for a "cell refill tube"
basically the input tube goes to a piece of plastic tube that runs through the cell and refills the space between each two plates individually.

I would like to build the cell the conventional way, without this "cell refill tube thing".

how do I get this thing assembled properly?
as I mentioned, I drilled 3 holes into the tops of my metal plates. is that ok?
I did not drill into the plexiglass yet. can I simply drill 2 holes in one of the plexiglass sheets across from the holes in the metal plates, tap& install fittings and be done?
I want to get this thing together properly and have no idea if the input and output are supposed to be at the top of the cell, or the bottom, both one one side, or only one on each side etc. etc.
Thanks folks, I need some guidance here.
05-13-2010 08:49 AM
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RE: here's my dry cell stuff I'm trying to assemble it
Regarding the refilling tube, the smack has discontinued this feature on the new cells. Indeed the idea of the manifolds is more interesting. You should send him an email to have his opinion.

Regarding the drills in your plexi plates, you have to be real cautions as it's a very brittle material. If you go too fast you will crack sime bits on the surface. If you go too slowly, the material will soften too much and you will end up with holes out of phase. I recommend you use a sandwich of timber, one bit on each side and the drill through the whole thing, not too fast, not too slow.

Good luck with that!

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05-14-2010 06:40 PM
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RE: here's my dry cell stuff I'm trying to assemble it
(05-13-2010 08:49 AM)fixityourselfer Wrote:  hi folks,
This is the first time I'm assembling a dry cell, and I'm not really familiar yet with how they work.

please take a look at the components that I got , I've attached pic here
http://yfrog.com/jyhhocellassemblyphotoj


all the way to the left are 1/2" plexiglass plates roughly 7.5" square with pile of the bolts washers and nuts on one of them.

center of photo is 12 6x6 plates with top corners cut off and 1/2" holes drilled towards the top. below the plates are my gaskets and to the right are 3 6x6 plates drilled but left square so I can attach the wiring using the shown metal connectors. the roll of gasket material is for my end gaskets,and on bottom right of photo are some fittings and a npt pipe tap.

The plan was to build a smack gen IV dry cell,
(15 plates +nnnnnn-nnnnnn+).

the problem is, the smack calls for a "cell refill tube"
basically the input tube goes to a piece of plastic tube that runs through the cell and refills the space between each two plates individually.

I would like to build the cell the conventional way, without this "cell refill tube thing".

how do I get this thing assembled properly?
as I mentioned, I drilled 3 holes into the tops of my metal plates. is that ok?
I did not drill into the plexiglass yet. can I simply drill 2 holes in one of the plexiglass sheets across from the holes in the metal plates, tap& install fittings and be done?
I want to get this thing together properly and have no idea if the input and output are supposed to be at the top of the cell, or the bottom, both one one side, or only one on each side etc. etc.
Thanks folks, I need some guidance here.

You should have posted before you started drilling. Now you have screwed up all your plates by putting three holes in each.The best way to have built that cell would have been to drill 1/4" holes top and bottom,as close to the gaskets as possible and alternating left and right.Then drill and tap inlet and outlet fittings to match the hole positions top and bottom.Doing it on each end plate helps so you have two in and two out.The refill tube doesn't work.If you want to start again call my partner Larry @ 936 254 3451. He made all of smacks plates and has hundreds left over and is blowing them out very cheaply.
Also,that cell will be far more productive if you go to 13 plates or 6 gaps per cell block-Neg/n/n/n/n/n/Pos/n/n/n/n/n/Neg.
(This post was last modified: 05-19-2010 05:08 AM by staugur.)
05-19-2010 05:05 AM
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