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Coolant tank for shotmaker

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bowhunting11, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. bowhunting11

    bowhunting11 TS Member

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    Bought a shotmaker and I need a coolant tank! Welll I understand it needs to be kept cool.. , how do I do that with materials u would find in a garage or something?
     
  2. RENOSTEVE

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  3. shot410ga

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    20mm ammo can works great.
     
  4. chuckie68

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    You live out in Horse country. Go and talk to one of the local ranchers and see if you can talk him out of a water bucket --big enough for a couple horses.

    Chuck
     
  5. Calkidd

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    Use an old solvent tank/parts washer.
     
  6. bowhunting11

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    I just dont understand what to do like at all
     
  7. hoot619

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    There are a lot on You-Tube. Look it up , some are very good. Ken U
     
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    Shot410ga, what are the measurements of a 20MM ammo can? I have been collecting things since I bought a shot maker two years ago and getting close to putting it all together. I had thought about a heater core from a vehicle and a small pump from harbor freight to circulate the fluid in the shot maker tank to keep it cool. Thanks for your response. Jackie B.
     
  9. bowhunting11

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    I bought a great shotmaker at a great price. Just need ti figure out coolant tank flow system thing
     
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    Kid, you're making this a whole lot harder than to needs to be. If you do not understand exactly what you are doing, my suggestion is DON'T. There is a wealth of information on this site as well as you tube and the internet in general of coolant and sorting systems people have dreamed up, designed and assembled. Any number of ways will work and there is no right way. Any way that works is fine. Do some research and some homework. Lot's of good ideas out there. Figure out for yourself which one you like best and go with it.

    JK
     
  11. bowhunting11

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    Well I have a tank does it absolutly need a flow system?
     
  12. GoldEx

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    The first system I used did not have a circulating system. I started with a really big 20MM ammo can and filled it with Dexron/Mercon ATF. I started dropping shot into it until the temp got up to 150 degrees then I would stop. I then developed a circulating system that allowed me to make shot longer but the tank would eventually fill up with lead and I would have to stop and clean out all the shot and start over again. Last revision was a joint effort between a friend and I. He designed the tank and I refined the circulating system and some other critical dimensions on the outlet port at the bottom of the tank. We can make shot for an entire day without stopping unless we have some unforseen problems

    JK
     
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    I don't want to throw crap in the game, but a dual tank system with an overflow for the coolant and a reclaimation port for the shat at a lower level than the coolant port. That would allow you to make shot indefinately. recirculate the coolant and send the shot to another work area for sorting.

    Chuck
     
  14. bowhunting11

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    Could someone take a viedo of theres in action an explain to me whays happening YouTube is not helping
     
  15. grntitan

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    I fear a bad accident in the making. At the least some very severe burns. Flame me if you will but if it were my son, I would be putting a giant halt to this endeavor until a whole heck of a lot more research is done.
     
  16. plinker611

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    grntitan,i still feel this is a fishing expedition,warm weather is here,go shoot 11,you dont want to make shot when it gets hot,,,,,,i have shot ill send u if you pay postage,mark
     
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    At first you were dead set on making your own shotmaker. Now you have bought one but are still clueless as to how the whole system works. Nobody is going to make a video for you. Do your own research.
     
  18. shot410ga

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    Shooting Jack. 20mm standard can (about $20). They are FS all over the Internet. put it in a large Home Depot large plastic tub and the coolant will over flow into the tub (about $10). Battery powered hand pump to get the coolant back into the can (Northern Tool, (about $20). You will have to make some kind of basket to catch the shot as it drops into the can (large French fry basket?), I made mine. I let it run one hour (about 60 lbs) then remove the shot, fill the coolant back up, and start over. I've never had any problem with heat build-up in the coolant with this method.
     
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    Grntitan, The last three miles to your house are the most dangerous miles you will drive. Your shower is the most dangerous place in the house. Crossing the street is very dangerous. Going to the doc is more dangerouse then shooting. Doc's have a lic to kill and they have. OOPPPPSSSS sorry I killed you. NEXT! Playing sports at school is dangerous. I can go on and on. Making shot if done incorrectly can be dangerous but thats life. Wear proper cloths and gear and everything will be fine.

    You sound like the old lady saying guns are dangerous.
     
  20. bowhunting11

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    Thanks any more ideas?
     
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