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Shot Making Coolant Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jim Porter, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Need a litle info--
    What antifreeze should I use for a coolant??

    I have made alot of shot with crop oil and found it hard to clean. I was going to use Sun detergent but I am now making a shot / coolant separator and I am afraid that I will float out the front of the shop on a cloud of suds. I see several set-ups using antifreeze, if I understant it correctly, it is motor home antifreeze. What do I ask for and do I run it straight up or add something??

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. Herb Roach

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    Jim: Go to a thread of the 19th of July by Herb Roach. I think there are about 85 posts from very knowledgeable shot makers. All of them had good responses, and there are some pictures there also of some set-ups. Herb
     
  3. ricks1

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    One thing that most dont say If you leave the antifreeze open and cover with a screen of very thin netting like the seed bed cover stuff the antifreeze will get thicker. and work somewhat better. other thing is deeper drop container.
    I have used everything that has been brought up. Hydrolic oil is still the best or automatic trany fluid which is free at most trans repair places just add 2 qts of the old ford fluid.
     
  4. Jim101

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    I use prestone Low-Tox antifreeze with about a pint of liquid laundry soap to about 6 gallons. It seems to work best if the coolant temp is kept in the 120-140 degree range.


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    Jim
     
  5. gnprts

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    Jim
    Do you have a funnel in the catch tank to direct the shot to the separator or will a hole work? What is the formula of pump capacity to catch tank outlet hole size? Nice set up you have!
     
  6. Jim101

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    1. Yes I have a funnel built in the drop tank with about a 3/8ths hole.

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    2. If you use a positive displacement pump a 350gph should work fine. Double that for centrifigul pumps.





    Jim
     
  7. trpshtr2001

    trpshtr2001 TS Member

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    My buddy uses liquid soap
     
  8. shubble72

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    i use brake fluid
     
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