I'm looking at making a dip tank for reclaiming my screens, because I'm lazy AND cheap. I found some videos on youtube and it looks like it's as simple as building a box with some thicker plywood and angle brackets, then coating the hell out of the inside with some resin of some kind. Anyone else try this? Results? Tips? Advice?
I don't use a dip tank but if you wanted to make one, seems to me an easier way to seal a box without fucking around with resin would be to make a box and put tub liner in it, cutting the liner to the inside dimensions of the box and sealing the edges together with marine caulk. The liner is sold at Home Depot, about $7/yard. Very thick matting. As long as you could seal the pieces together it would be watertight.
I know people who use dip tanks rarely actually drain the liquid - so you may want to research if the screen reclaiming chemicals would eat away at the liner, but I think it should be ok.
Last edited by edwardo_machino; 03-18-2012 at 01:08 PM.
I keep screen reclaimer in a plastic spray bottle and it hasn't eaten through it. I'm unsure of the tub liner though because that may have rubber components, also depending on what type of resin you use it may fail after time as well (not sure). But plastic, I'm pretty sure, will be fine. Reclaimer really isn't very harsh.