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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bigbad69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2022 at 1:35pm
My parts washer, of unknown brand, has an aquarium pump in it. It held up fine to mineral spirits, but I put gun wash in the tank one time and that melted the pump. (I guess fish can take only so much solvent) Replaced with the same pump and it's fine again with mineral spirits.
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Originally posted by rsrguy3 rsrguy3 wrote:

Anyone ever plumb in an old dishwasher, you know the old ones with the high pressure? At one time I sold industrial parts washers, if I remember correctly we used a fairly caustic detergent, man did those things work well! 

I had one of those stand-alone dish washers on casters once. When I remodeled the kitchen, it got a new, built in unit and I tried exactly that. Dang did it work good for about 3 weeks. I used Zep soap and just kept an eye on it so when it got to the drain cycle I would just shut it off. I presume the petroleum products deteriorated some plastic part somewhere because it quit pumping one day so I threw it away. If I were to do it over, I'd try and make it so it drained the dirty water into a filtration system of some type that I could wait for the oil to separate from the water and skim it off. Or use some of the parts and repurpose them into a bigger, all steel cabinet that could fit a transmission case.
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I dont know who made the washer bin I bought used less pump.
I went with a HF pump and it worked for the 4 year cab off frame rebuild of a Ford pick up.

Now I filled it with Zepp Industrial Purple Degreaser at 100% and rinse the parts with water.
I bought it in 5 gallon buckets and topped off as needed.
When I needed it months later I found the liquid had evaporated but it left all the dirt in the bottom LOL
The pump did not sit on the bottom so it did not pull in any dirt.
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