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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2016, 06:36:35 PM »
There was less than 500g in the barrel I used, which was slmist filled with water. No idea of the volume but the blue poly barrels are pretty standard I'd think.

I ebded up sourcing mine as a 500g packet from a farm animal supply. Still have just a little bit left for other experiments.

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2016, 06:44:41 PM »
There was less than 500g in the barrel I used, which was slmist filled with water. No idea of the volume but the blue poly barrels are pretty standard I'd think.

I ebded up sourcing mine as a 500g packet from a farm animal supply. Still have just a little bit left for other experiments.

I'm leaving all the typos in there as a historic relic for futere anthropologists to comment on the stupidity of tiny touch screen keyboards.

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2016, 08:27:29 PM »
There was less than 500g in the barrel I used, which was slmist filled with water. No idea of the volume but the blue poly barrels are pretty standard I'd think.

I ebded up sourcing mine as a 500g packet from a farm animal supply. Still have just a little bit left for other experiments.

I'm leaving all the typos in there as a historic relic for futere anthropologists to comment on the stupidity of tiny touch screen keyboards.

LOL! It could have been worse, I've seen some proper auto-spelling-correct howlers in recent times. My phone has a complete aversion to the word "van", preferring "can" instead...

Anyway, I think I've solved the cold problem:


The only problem with it is it's supposed to use screw-in gas canisters; so I'll knock up an adapter for it at some point to use a propane bottle... Pop that under the bath, light, add some more citric acid for extra flavour, slap a top over it, and we should be bubbling away nicely in no time :) And at only 6, if one isn't enough it's cheap enough to buy another one. Or two...
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2016, 09:14:27 PM »
Make sure the stuff is cleaned of dirt, gunk, and grease. If not the acid won't do much.

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2016, 03:37:50 AM »
Ade,

You remind me of the woman I borrow Robert the Boar from each year. She lives on her grandfathers farm in a 'mobile home' with no bath. She has a Victorian cast iron bath with legs outside in her garden, and when she wants a bath she lights a fire under it. :bugeye:

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2016, 02:00:19 PM »
My workshyop is called Appletree Works for very good reasons, evry year I try to make cider, and end up with the most excellent rust remover!
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2016, 04:26:28 PM »
Ade,

You remind me of the woman I borrow Robert the Boar from each year. She lives on her grandfathers farm in a 'mobile home' with no bath. She has a Victorian cast iron bath with legs outside in her garden, and when she wants a bath she lights a fire under it. :bugeye:

Well.... that might end up happening down t'workshop in the summer months... probably not so much in the winter. Obviously I'll take most of the citric acid out first; just leave a little bit in there for that "lemon fresh" feeling  :lol:
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2016, 04:57:20 PM »
Ade

In winter you probably won't need the mankini to cover your embarrasement v :lol: :lol:


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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2016, 05:09:31 PM »
My workshyop is called Appletree Works for very good reasons, evry year I try to make cider, and end up with the most excellent rust remover!
Phil
Hi Phil,

As a bit of a cider maker myself have a look here:

http://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/index.php/topic,4308.0.html

We buy commercials pressed blended for cider juice every year. This year is 3,000 litres.

There is a lot of good info there.
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2016, 06:31:39 PM »
Pulled the drain covers out of the bath today... and it's definitely working, there's new metal visible, and much of the rust and crud has dropped away. Still a fair way to go, so I refreshed the acid & threw them back in - all 5 of them this time, instead of the 2 I was trying before.

I haven't taken an "after" shot yet, but here's what they looked like before I put them in the bath (they have been pre-jetwashed, but much of the crud is encrusted & wouldn't shift with just water...



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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2016, 07:46:41 PM »
Wow, those are nasty!  Much worse than what I was dealing with.

Glad to hear things are working though.

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2016, 04:23:11 AM »
Ade, those just need a tickle with the grit blaster and they'd come up a treat
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2016, 06:58:40 AM »
You may well be right Andrew, but they are seriously heavy lumps, and frankly I can't be bothered hauling them into the blasting cabinet - which, in any event, is in the other workshop.... I'll leave them pickling for a week or two, there's no rush. From what I could see of the first two, which have already been in for a week, they'll come out factory-fresh :)
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2016, 08:32:09 AM »
No I'd not suggest doing them in a cabinet blaster, more the Hodge Clemco proper big pot blaster like this:
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2016, 09:28:45 AM »
Nice bits of kit those C-H blasting sets...
Shame I dont work any more, we had one in the shop with a decent cabinet that was good for home jobs.... :beer:
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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2016, 02:24:30 PM »
Seems to be working  :)

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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2016, 02:46:27 PM »
Ade

WTF did you get that colour  bath in this day and age ?     :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Citric Acid Concentration?
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2016, 03:57:16 PM »
Heh - it spent most of the last 20 years in my bathroom, being the bath! Then it spent the last 10 months on my driveway waiting for the scrap metal man to spot it and take it away.

I can't vouch for it prior to 1995, as it was there when I bought the house!

I have a matching sink... and it is a rather nify shade of cyan, isn't it? People would pay good money for that colour, I reckon!  :scratch:
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