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Old 10-09-11, 11:51 AM   #1
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Best OA vessel

What does everyone use to give a frame an OA bath? I've tried a box with a heavy plastic liner, but it bulges a bit too much. I didn't see any totes the right size at Lowes-so what's a guy to do?

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By the way, this is a big frame-a 24" Trek 420.
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Thrifty Bill made a nice box out of plywood or 2x4s the size of a large diamond frame (the fork can be placed inside the diamond) and lined it with heavy plastic. Others use kiddie pools.
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Thrifty Bill made a nice box out of plywood or 2x4s and lined it with heavy plastic.
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Inflatable kiddie swimming pool. Cheap, collapsable, and widely available (though maybe not necessarily this time of year).
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I used to use a kiddie pool, then I made my wood bath instead. Main advantage is it is much more efficient. Unless you have a round frame, a kiddie pool is the wrong shape, so lots of wasted space (wasted materials, doubles the amount of OA you will use, etc). I use a couple of layers of the blue tarp material as a liner. Last time I used it, it took 30 gallons of water, and 12 ounces of oxalic acid.

I made mine out of scrap OSB. This is a 24 inch Nishiki International frame.










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12 oz. crystals, or in liquid form? Didn't someone do a "concentration" post? Yeah, found it here.
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12 oz crystals. Anything liquid = already diluted to some degree = buying expensive water = waste of money.

12 ounces in 30 gallons of water = 0.3% by weight. Kind of handy, as the Sherwin Williams stuff is sold in a 12 ounce tub. I buy mine in larger quantities as I use a fair amount of it.

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I used to use a kiddie pool, then I made my wood bath instead. Main advantage is it is much more efficient. Unless you have a round frame, a kiddie pool is the wrong shape, so lots of wasted space (wasted materials, doubles the amount of OA you will use, etc). I use a couple of layers of the blue tarp material as a liner. Last time I used it, it took 30 gallons of water, and 12 ounces of oxalic acid.
How do you drain it?
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