DIY parts washer

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:20 am

This was posted on the shop talk forum, and I thought I would pass it on.

Here's a trick for a parts washer I archived from a British poster:

"We're talking plain Paraffin (kerosene to you Yanks) or use what you have to as
long as it's not water soluble.

"Standard model:-

"Get a 25 gallon open top container and solder a drain bung HALFWAY up the
Fit a grill plate on legs in it so that its about 8" from the top. Make this
easy to remove. Fill with water to about 1" below the side drain bung then
fill with paraffin (Kerosene) until just above the top of the grill tray.

"Method of use:- Just put your parts in and brush clean. All the crap, rust
and debris will sink to the bottom into the water leaving the kerosene clean.
Every so often drain the kerosene out using the drain bung and save for reuse.
Then tip the water / crap away. If yours neighbor's dog craps on your lawn then
drain the water onto his one night - fair swap.

"Deluxe Model:-

As above but stand a tray or old sink unit top on the top of
the drum and drop a pond (fountain) pump onto the grill drain back into drum.

"These are so simple but work. I have never seen a commercial unit like this
don't know why. I just gave my last one away the other week. Big plastic Lin
Bin for a tray old kitchen bin for the drum and an old pond pump that kept
Getting blocked by algae. Had this 3 years and only cleaned it once."

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:49 am

John, is the forum you mention
This was posted on the shop talk forum, and I thought I would pass it on.

another forum :?: If so, would you mind sharing the link :?: I t might have other useful info.

Thanks Mike D

Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:28 pm

I said forum, but it is actually a Yahoo based email link. that was the only thing about it I saw.