Last two years been gonna clean my Harbor Freight parts washer stand. Well, started it today. No wonder it didn't pump anymore. I had it on angle to feed the pump, but whole bottom was about 3/4 to 1" thick with sludge, and pretty hard too! What a mess. I cleaned and scraped up some into buckets, which I have no idea what to do with now, and rolled outside. gonna pressure wash them later after gunking down. Will be a mess. I've had big containers of thinner to put in when I got it clean setting there for two years, guess must be time?? Heh!
Sandblaster just not wanting to work right again. Have new gun parts, blew out the hoses, drained all the old sand, was getting pretty dusty and worn. Removed the pick-up tube to make sure it wasn't plugged. I bought one of those last year when old one had hole worn in it. Seemed to be clear. THEN, was gonna get sand, but saw bag of Black Magic under it and decided to throw that in for now. BUT, now it won't pull it up at all, and I can't back blow like you do when cleaning while using. Looked at it again and found the media is kinda damp. SO, even with lights on in there and getting kinda warm, looks like it isn't gonna be enough to dry out. Gonna have to drain all that back out and go get some dry sand like I should have in first place. This black stuff will need to be spread out on a tarp in hot sun I think to get dry again. Got cold here and 50's and 60's is all we have for next few days, kinda sucks. I like working with door open and sun shining in, nice and warm to paint and do stuff. Did a little painting Purple on Mama's tractor today on stuff that DID blast before I tore into that, that was about it. My garage needs that MAJOR removal of everything and good cleaning and sweeping and even washing out the floor to be good for another year. Didn't get to that last summer, usually an annual event for me. Takes all day just to do that. Tired, coming in at 6:00 to snack and lie down before work this evening. 3rd shift!