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  • Pronking
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    thank you very much-the dye idea sounds perfect
    PK

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  • sswee
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    Look in the members gallery. I have an album that shows the setups I've had from 3-1/2 gal to the 20 gal I am using now. If there is something in particular you don't see that you want to, just let me know.

    The totes work ok but at this time I use 4 gal paint buckets with lids from Lowe's or Home Depot. They are made of HDPE and have thicker walls than the totes. I have run the gamut of ways to heat the dyes. The way I use now has been the best and easiest. I ordered 7 of the 300W ceramic heaters and 2 thermostats to control the heaters from Caswell. The thermostats will control up to 3 heaters. One heater can heat 4 gal of dye to 140* in 30 to 60 min depending on ambient temp. I can put 3 colors on the bench when I start a run, pull the lids, drop the heaters in and the dye is ready when the run is through anodizing. To change out colors, just unplug the thermostat let cool a few minutes and rinse the heaters off over the dye tank. I use 2 heaters with a thermostat for my 5 gal bucket of deox/desmut and 2 heaters with no thermostat for my 5 gal bucket of sealer. The sealer bucket is the only one that really needs a insulation wrap so it will hold the heat and not dissipate the heat to fast. Without a wrap it gets to and maintains 200* +-15*.

    Anything else, just ask. That's what we're here for. SS

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  • Pronking
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    pictures of setups

    ok i realize in advance this may be like asking for Nudie pix of your wives but i figured i would ask anyway.
    Id really like to see what some of you guys have in the way of Ano bath setups
    Im using just the 6gal bucket,lead plate the AL bar included in my kit and my rectifier, oh and my fish tank bubbler(forgot the proper name-brain fart)

    Also what do some of you guys do in the way of dye what have you found best to hold,heat and store your dyes. I have about 15 3-5 gallon totes from Wally-world i use for various colors and i can use them to warm up my dyes before i do a batch-my dilema is if i want to do a few differnt colors trying to keep all of them in the same temperature range. i usually warm the bins in the microwave and go from there.

    Any help,pix or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    thanks
    PK
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