Anyone experiment with this? I took a 5 gallon bucket and dissolved about a half a cup of table salt in water. Took two pieces of 1/2" copper pipe, each about 18" long and suspended them downwards into the water through a piece of 2x4 that spanned the lid of the plastic pail. Hooked up the welder I am testing and ran current through it. Could only get around 100 amps by my estimation to flow. Current increased as the temperature rose, and the bucket was quickly boiling water.
Anyone try this? What would I need to do to get more amperage to flow? Moving the electrodes closer didn't seem to make a difference. More surface area? I'd like to have around 200 amps flowing so I could test the current control circuitry under load.