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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2017 - 11:59 AM

IMG_1953.JPG IMG_1954.JPG Dropped a hunge on the cheap Harbor Freight ultrasonic parts cleaner today, but not before reading the reviews on Youtube. One guy pointed out something that made sense to me which was using silicon caulk on the seam just inside tank which separates the tank from the housing. He wrecked two of them, to see what the problem was he opened the unit and found a cheap flimsy silicon gasket in between the tank and the housing allowing the water in the tank to seep in to the electronic circuit board and frying the unit. That's what prompted the use of the silicon on the inside of the tank he says it has been operating fine since the upgrade we'll see.
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Posted November 08, 2017 - 12:49 PM

This is the one I'm looking at buying and I hope to get one this spring. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...c cleaner&psc=1


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Should work great for carbs!


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 01:16 PM

attachicon.gifIMG_1953.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_1954.JPGDropped a hunge on the cheap Harbor Freight ultrasonic parts cleaner today, but not before reading the reviews on Youtube. One guy pointed out something that made sense to me which was using silicon caulk on the seam just inside tank which separates the tank from the housing. He wrecked two of them, to see what the problem was he opened the unit and found a cheap flimsy silicon gasket in between the tank and the housing allowing the water in the tank to seep in to the electronic circuit board and frying the unit. That's what prompted the use of the silicon on the inside of the tank he says it has been operating fine since the upgrade we'll see.

Thanks for the heads up on that! Might get one of those at some time!


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 01:17 PM

wow I know I could use one of those!! I wonder if I could make one. I once saw someone on YouTube just have a massive pot and a big fire beneath it isn't that the concept of it? what is the oil inside isn't just a heavy oil or kerosene of some sort? or do they have there own special oil that you can buy?



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Posted November 08, 2017 - 01:59 PM

This is the one I'm looking at buying and I hope to get one this spring. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...c cleaner&psc=1

I have the smaller version of this one and it works great. Only disadvantage it is small only can do small carbs like single cylinder carbs. I use distilled water and about a table spoon of simple green or the purple cleaner. It has the adjustable heat and the vibration works great.


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 02:36 PM

I would not use silicone as it really lacks adhesive properties.  I suggest seam sealer from Napa or where ever. Its will bond to metals and plastics and seals as well. 


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 03:03 PM

wow I know I could use one of those!! I wonder if I could make one. I once saw someone on YouTube just have a massive pot and a big fire beneath it isn't that the concept of it? what is the oil inside isn't just a heavy oil or kerosene of some sort? or do they have there own special oil that you can buy?

 

Sounds like you are thinking of a hot tank, which uses heat and a strong lye solution to clean steel and iron. Or a heated parts washer, which uses a solvent for stuff that can't go in the lye. 

 

This uses very high frequency sound waves, well above human hearing, to shake the grunge off parts. I use them at the university to clean everything from machine parts to microminiature lab-on-a-chip stuff.


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 03:14 PM

I have the smaller version of this one and it works great. Only disadvantage it is small only can do small carbs like single cylinder carbs. I use distilled water and about a table spoon of simple green or the purple cleaner. It has the adjustable heat and the vibration works great.

I figure I would save tons in cans of carb cleaner


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 04:35 PM

Hank, I have that same cleaner, and it works surprisingly well.  Thanks for the tip....mine will be getting silicone!


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 05:08 PM

This is the one I'm looking at buying and I hope to get one this spring. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...c cleaner&psc=1

Why wait till spring

Buy it for the Mrs for Christmas and say its a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and you will be happy to store it in the shop for her


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 05:56 PM

Why wait till spring

Buy it for the Mrs for Christmas and say its a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and you will be happy to store it in the shop for her

What about those of us with out a Mrs,?



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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:01 PM

Why wait till spring

Buy it for the Mrs for Christmas and say its a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and you will be happy to store it in the shop for her

I would have to get one first but then I would be broke all the time and couldn't afford one. 


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:05 PM

What about those of us with out a Mrs,?

Just find your feminine side Kenny, then let "her" buy it for you!  :smilewink:


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:07 PM

This is the one I'm looking at buying and I hope to get one this spring. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...c cleaner&psc=1

I have the 6L size of that model.  So far it has worked well.   Rick


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