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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??

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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
 

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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.
 

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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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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!
 

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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.





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