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fivecodys

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09-10-2018 06:22 PM

I have been trying my hand at restoring old planes and I have been using the Evaporust method to get rid of all the rust.
The stuff works great but getting it out of the trough and back in the jug can be messy.
I was heading out to the recycle bin with an empty water jug (the kind with the spout) and came up with an idea.

If I cut the top half off, I will now have a trough with a drain in it.

I have used it twice now and I don’t make near the mess I used to.
I just open the valve and drain it right back into its container

Just thought I would pass it along.

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#1 posted 09-10-2018 06:58 PM

That is an excellent idea.

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 07:02 PM

Cool idea… but I don’t like mixing the used liquid back in with the fresh stuff, so I usually just keep a separate container for each. BTW, an old 1 gallon paint can works great – and with a hardware cloth basket, makes dipping small parts easy. Put the lid on it when not in use.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 09-10-2018 07:43 PM



Cool idea… but I don t like mixing the used liquid back in with the fresh stuff, so I usually just keep a separate container for each. BTW, an old 1 gallon paint can works great – and with a hardware cloth basket, makes dipping small parts easy. Put the lid on it when not in use.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

That’s a great idea Brad.
I’ll have to remember that.

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 07:45 PM

That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 08:06 PM

Brilliant. I have one of those, not being used. Glad I saved it!

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 09:16 PM

“Thumbs Up”

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fivecodys

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#7 posted 09-12-2018 03:57 PM



Cool idea… but I don t like mixing the used liquid back in with the fresh stuff, so I usually just keep a separate container for each. BTW, an old 1 gallon paint can works great – and with a hardware cloth basket, makes dipping small parts easy. Put the lid on it when not in use.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

That’s good advice Brad, thank you.
Is it true that the used up Evaporust can be safely poured down the drain?
I’m still on my original jug but it’s just about shot.

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#8 posted 09-12-2018 04:02 PM

Awesome idea fivecodys, thanks.

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#9 posted 09-12-2018 04:26 PM


Is it true that the used up Evaporust can be safely poured down the drain?
- fivecodys

They say it depends on the iron content… from the FAQ:

How do I dispose of the spent solution?
When EVAPO-RUST® is spent, only the iron content of the solution will dictate how it can be disposed of. In most cases it can be dumped into the city sewer.

The stuff is about as safe as it gets – it’s water soluble, PH neutral, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and contains no acids, bases, or solvents. You could probably drink the stuff without any ill effects :) So really, it’s just whatever you are adding (via rust removal) that would matter. For me, I don’t have city sewer, so I typically just dump it out in the woods.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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fivecodys

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#10 posted 09-12-2018 07:52 PM


Is it true that the used up Evaporust can be safely poured down the drain?
- fivecodys

They say it depends on the iron content… from the FAQ:

How do I dispose of the spent solution?
When EVAPO-RUST® is spent, only the iron content of the solution will dictate how it can be disposed of. In most cases it can be dumped into the city sewer.

The stuff is about as safe as it gets – it s water soluble, PH neutral, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and contains no acids, bases, or solvents. You could probably drink the stuff without any ill effects :) So really, it s just whatever you are adding (via rust removal) that would matter. For me, I don t have city sewer, so I typically just dump it out in the woods.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Thanks for the reply Brad.
Have a good afternoon!

-- There' are two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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#11 posted 09-13-2018 12:20 AM

A few different lengths of 4” PVC with caps on one end work well for plane parts and longer stuff.

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