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    Well, ive searched a bit and came up empty handed. Right now im looking into getting into anodizing. I understand the concept but im still gaining new stuff.

    Anyway, i was looking for some pictures with details on peoples set ups they use. I want to get a good idea on how much room ill need. I have a small room i may be able to use.

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    My entire settup (40gal tank, heat exchanger, beadblast cabinet, buffing station, work table with large two burner propane stove, pots, buckets, 14 color buckets, etc., etc.) takes up a 10ft x 10ft space in my garage (the compressor is outside).
    I do things.

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    • #3
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      I'm using about a 12'x12' area for my setup.

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      • #4
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        How much room you'll need greatly depends on how big your tanks are.

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        • #5
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          Hmmm sounds good. Ive got plenty of room in my basement. Ill have to take out a few things to make some room though. Im going to have to make some kind of ventelation where i have it... allwell.

          Anybody have some pictures? Im trying to figure out as much as how to set up a set up as i possibly can, so i dont do it wrong

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          • #6
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            I use a 20x10 area in my garage

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            • #7
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              There are a few pics in my album of anodize tanks. I still move things around to help flow if needed. There is a bench adjacent to the tank bench that has the stripper/etch, DeOx/DeSmut, and sealer tanks using ceramic heaters. The wall opposite has a bench for polishing, degreasing, and sput welder. PM me if you have any questions on my setup.
              SS

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              • #8
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                We just moved in August and I don't have my anodizing stuff set up yet, but I can at least share a couple photos of what my new shop looks like. (It's not quite finished) Anodizing will be done on the right hand side in aprox 10' x 20' area.
                http://www.weirdstuffwemake.com/weir...ater-shop.html

                Try not to be too jealous...

                Steve

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                • #9
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                  Luminous, that pretty good. Heh, I'd move that truck, though.
                  I do things.

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                  • #10
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                    I am currently using a 5'x8' cold room for my anodizing lab. There I have my 40 gal anodizing tank, my computer, my power supply, all my dye tanks, and a counter/sink with RO water.
                    Outside that room is my mechanical shop 12'x12' where I have my drill press, workbench, tool storage, air compressor, sand blast cabinet, tumblers.
                    I also have another computer on a work bench in that room.
                    Then I have a small framed in 4'x4' area covered with plastic under the stairs. I use that space for the buffing machine.
                    And more tool storage in a 3'x14' hallway.
                    All that and I'm still desperate for space )

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                    • #11
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                      I'm lucky enought to have about 2000 sq ft for everything - i've got a line of 300L tanks that works brilliantly. I can anodise a whole wheel if I needed to.

                      I also just finished building a bead blasting cabinet which is working fantastic. I was worried that it wouldn't be anything like a retail one but in some ways its better - more light/etc.

                      Saying that I was working in about a 5' x 10' space doing the same thing in smaller batches and it worked as well - you can use as much space as you can - you just might need a scooter to get around

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