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A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP #157552 Tue Jan 24 2006 12:35 AM
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apachetrucks Offline OP
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I recently bought a 3 gallon stainless steel coffee percolator($5.00 at a flea market)one of those big ones like you see in meeting/waiting rooms,and made a neat little parts washer from it.

I put 1/4 cup of Purple Power degreaser and 2 and 1/2 gallons of water in along with a bunch of greasey,oily,muddy parts and plug it in with the power on the lowest setting.The basket that normally holds the coffee is a good place to put small washers and little parts that you dont want missplaced,the percolating action along with the boiling water/degreaser and five minutes later you have some nice clean parts.

I didnt put anything in with rubber or gaskets because the heat would distort them.

I played around with this thing outside until I was sure it was safe to move indoors.Now on rainy days I have something I can do.

Clean up is a snap,just remove the parts(be careful because they will be HOT)wipe the parts down and remove any remaining crude,pour the water out and wipe the container out.
Hobert


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP #157553 Tue Jan 24 2006 01:44 AM
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Chev4t6 Offline
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Hobert,
Sounds like a great idea! We have a pot like that at work. Hopefully wash parts better than the coffee tastes

Dan

Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP #157554 Tue Jan 24 2006 04:01 AM
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apachetrucks Offline OP
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Hey Dan,
I guess that might be the reason the pots are so cheap!! I have yet to hear of anyone that likes the taste of coffee from them.
Come to think of it, the coffee looks about the same as the oily,greasey water thats left after cleaning the parts.
Hobert


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP #157555 Tue Jan 24 2006 10:32 AM
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GMCpanel Offline
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Sounds like a good use for one of those things. Simply as a function of the design, they make awful coffee. There is no way to improve it, it's just the nature of the beast.


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1303913 Wed Mar 20 2019 03:44 PM
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52pu Offline
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Brilliant.


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1303924 Wed Mar 20 2019 05:42 PM
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Hambone Offline
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I am now on the lookout for big coffee pot. Great idea.

Last edited by Hambone; Wed Mar 20 2019 05:42 PM.

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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1303936 Wed Mar 20 2019 07:39 PM
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Another look at a 13 year old thread. Stuff posted here is always pertinent no matter how old it is.


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1303968 Wed Mar 20 2019 11:16 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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Hmmmm- - - - -I'll bet something about the size of a turkey fryer with a home-brewed percolator stem made of a dog dish hubcap and a piece of 1/2" stainless tubing might work for bigger parts. Just make sure the lid fits well and give it a couple of vent holes!
Jerry


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306394 Mon Apr 08 2019 02:50 PM
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cmayna Offline
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How do you dispose of the dirty water?


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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306423 Mon Apr 08 2019 06:27 PM
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MNSmith Offline
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I wouldn't recommend this method.

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