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Old 11-25-18, 11:13 AM
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cheap ultrasonic tank

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F172881976656

I've got a resto project going on that isn't bike related. Need to remove limescale from a bunch of hard lines and a small boiler. Saw these ultrasonic tanks on eBay.

Anyone have this or similar? Useful for bike work, other things? I don't want to buy it just for this one project but if it will be useful longer term then maybe. Better yet, anyone local to Portland have one I can borrow?
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Old 11-25-18, 11:39 AM
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That looks HUGE.

I bought one of these HF cleaners.
https://www.harborfreight.com/25-lit...ner-63256.html

The power is wanting to go funky, so I'll probably end up opening it up soon. I'm using solvent in mine.

Water based cleaners would be easier for a larger cleaner. Are you using an acid for lime removal?
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Old 11-25-18, 12:48 PM
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That is an interesting looking unit, big capacity! By Harbor Freight standards.
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There is a YouTube clip of a guy that has the 6L version. He’s using it to clean carb parts for motorcycles. He says it works ok so far. That was about a year or 2 ago. Vibration was an issue if I remember correctly, also probably a good idea to use warm water so the heating element isn’t overworked. EDIT: link to clip:



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Looks like even the 10L cleaner won't fit the object that I'm immediately needing to clean (a 10.5L boiler for the espresso machine project). But it would be useful for other stuff, maybe.

The insisted need is to remove scale (lime, cslcium) and I'll use citric acid, vinegar, or CLR. I could do it in a big bucket of hot water too.
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