This might be a small parts washer

  1. cheb Member

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    I found this at the local tip:

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    It was complete but minus the power lead and drain hose.

    It's now dried out and I'll supply it water and electricity later and see what happens.
     
  2. hotponyshoes Member

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    That's a glass washer, the sort used in pubs.
    Worth a few quid, might be worth fixing up, selling it on, buy a proper parts washer and keep the change!
     
  3. hotponyshoes Member

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    Actually the hospitality trade is not doing that well at the moment, might be as well turing it into a parts washer!
     
  4. cheb Member

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    The trouble with that is it's a small place and I'm squeamish about selling repaired electricals.
     
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  5. hotponyshoes Member

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    Keep it then. It's going to be better than taking parts into the kitchen to clean!
    See what parts it needs as some can be expensive but you could bodge around most of them.
    You might want to change the controls to get the most of it.
    And check what power it needs, not all them will run on a 13a plug.
     
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  6. cheb Member

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    It plugged in and didn't blow any fuses, and I'm still alive.

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    I suspect the control board is defective, there's a regular clicking from what sounds like a relay. Nor does the water heat up. But the whirly bits whirl and water sprays about, the peristaltic pump moved so there's a basis for something there.

    I've previous form for running 3kW appliances on a 13A plug. It's fine as long as it's only a heater and you unplug and plug it back in to keep the contacts wiped.
     
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  7. cheb Member

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    £84, at least, for the PCB. That'll be me rewiring and replumbing it then.
     
  8. hotponyshoes Member

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    Have a close look at the pcb, it's a pretty hostile environment in there. I have fixed a few that had some fuzz around the microcontrollers bu chucking them in an ultrasonic bath.
    The run cycle won't be ideal for what you want so manual control might be better anyway.
     
  9. hotponyshoes Member

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    There will be a level sensor for the water somewhere, wont heat unless it thinks it's full.

    Corrosion on the element contacts is common as well. They might look fine but some of the silver plated ones can be completely insulated with fuzz internally so pull them off to check. You could probe first to see if they are getting power?
     
  10. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    ur little welder needs som TLC as well.....
     
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  11. cheb Member

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    I fear the water cooled welder might not be a good idea.
     
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  12. Mick Annick

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    Is that an old Oxford welder? U learnt on one of those :)
     
  13. cheb Member

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    This thing appears to run a total loss washing system, there's no sump, understandable as glasses need to sparkle.

    My vague plan: Strip all the pipe and electrics off it and replumb with a manual drain, possibly a manual fill too. No automated controls, just switch on and then off as deemed fit.

    For the time being the casings will be reattached and it'll go under then bench until there's space to do it.
     
  14. cheb Member

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    I don't know, the local garage gave it me, along with other treasures yet to be catalogued. It's been outside and there's a hole in the top hence it now bing water and not oil cooled. The box and wheels may be useful. The rest, who knows, might go to the tip, might go as spares.

    U might have learned on one, I didn't.
     
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  15. Chillitt Member

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    Plumb it in to a tea urn to stand beside it, then you dont need to fix the heater...
     
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  16. Mick Annick

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    oops
     
  17. dholdi Member

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    Do you have a good relationship with your local tip staff ?
    Ours has signs everywhere saying they prosecute for taking stuff from the skips.
     
  18. cheb Member

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    Would them keeping stuff aside for me count as good? Or should it be upgraded to excellent?

    I've always asked before taking stuff anyway.
     
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    @cheb so it's you that's taking all the good stuff away from the tip before I get there then :laughing:

    Alexander Stewart will no doubt give you something for the innards of the welder if you are going to scrap it.
     
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  20. dholdi Member

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    Upgraded to excellent I would say :laughing:
     
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