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Posted December 27, 2017 - 10:24 AM

I was thinking of getting the 6L.  I don't think Id need a 10.

How many times can you run the machine on the same batch of solution?



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Posted December 27, 2017 - 10:40 AM

I was thinking of getting the 6L.  I don't think Id need a 10.

How many times can you run the machine on the same batch of solution?

I figured to go with a 10L due to the higher wattage of ultrasonic power (240 watts).  


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 03:48 PM

Here's a pic! It looks small. I measured the tank and it figures out to 1.893 L, so they are rounding up the #'s. Got distilled water, but Simple Green is $13 a gallon. I have Purple Power. I'll give that a try at the above solution.

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Posted December 27, 2017 - 04:05 PM

How many watts does it consume?


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 04:10 PM

I was looking at buying one too, I was told by a few to just use lemon juice in it
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Posted December 27, 2017 - 04:12 PM

How many watts does it consume?

It says 80W.


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Posted December 28, 2017 - 08:49 AM

I found a couple coins and a brass clip to try this out with. Mixed 1 part Purple Power to 2 parts distilled water. Set the temp to 56C and 20 minutes on the timer. We'll see how it does. Noisy, must be the coins rattling in the basket.

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Posted December 28, 2017 - 09:09 AM

Well it ran for the 20 min. and did a fine job on the nickel. The brass clip was cleaning pretty good. The quarter will need more time, but it has more shine around the edges.

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In the pic of the unit above, the 2 digits next to the temp setting (56) is the actual temp. It got up to 62C, so it does warm things up. And part of the noise was the lid rattling on the basket.


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Posted December 28, 2017 - 10:08 AM

try the lemon juice for us
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Posted December 28, 2017 - 10:10 AM

try the lemon juice for us

Haven't got any!


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Posted December 28, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Think we need a list of what solution to use for what we are cleaning. Besides the Simple Green/Purple Power  we have lemon juice. What about White vinegar? And would any of this be full strength? If need be, once we have a list, I'll make a PDF for it so it doesn't get lost. Need some input here as I'm a complete newbie with one of these things.


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Posted December 28, 2017 - 01:15 PM

Think we need a list of what solution to use for what we are cleaning. Besides the Simple Green/Purple Power  we have lemon juice. What about White vinegar? And would any of this be full strength? If need be, once we have a list, I'll make a PDF for it so it doesn't get lost. Need some input here as I'm a complete newbie with one of these things.

I don't have a sonic cleaner yet but I soak in vinegar so it should work good in the sonic cleaner. Full strength would be hard on aluminum 


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Posted December 28, 2017 - 01:26 PM

Vinegar and Lemon juice are basically the same strength acid so you probably won't see much difference in cleaning between the two.  I've used a product in my parts washing called oil eater.  I wonder how that would work.  I would love to see how your sonic cleaner works with the small carbs. especially the small inside ports that always get plugged with sand.  Thanks for keeping us updated Kenny!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 02:21 PM

Can't afford one yet but this kinda works. 

 

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Posted January 05, 2018 - 05:31 PM

I just pulled the trigger on this one. It's a 2L with heater. Should be large enough for all carbs/parts I want to run through it.

I got mine today. I must say I'm kind of disappointed in the size. I had hoped to use it to clean the Amal monobloc carbs that are on my BSA. It doesn't look like it will fit in there. Should be ok for gt carbs. Guess I thought of a 2 liter soda bottle and figure that would be big enough. :boo_hoo:  


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