I have to agree with Mr Earle. Cleaning parts in gasoline, Kerosene, etc is a foolish way to go. Keep doing it long enough, especially inside and you might burn your house down.
Ultra Sonic tanks have come a long way in the last 10 years. You want to get one with at least for sound units and a heater. It should be large enough to put a crankset in the parts basket. Yes, initially they are expensive, however you can find them on line used or at a Medical Arts Supply house in your area and they will pay for themselves. Here's another benefit for those of you who have a shop in your basement: Your significant other won't complain about the smell or mess like she does with your present configuration.
Peter Koskinen Chapel Hill, NC, USA
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Nye Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:53 AM To: Don_Rogers@brown.edu; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Cleaning Parts
Hello Don, I have been using karosene in my lidded parts washing tank for several years, (ten or twelve), and have been pretty happy with the results. I find karosene to be a good, fairly mild, grease and grime cutter. It has a relatively low odor, doesn't seem to evaporate too quickly and it is not so flammable as some other fluids. Mostly though the karosene is an affordable option for me. I will add that proper ventilation, protective gloves, and a metal tank with it's fire suppression lid are very important to have and use. Cheers, Jeff Nye Ft. Collins, CO
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Don Rogers Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 7:08 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cleaning Parts
On 2/14/06, Earle Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I know we are supposed to remain civil here, but I have to weigh in:
> USIN G
> GASOLINE TO CLEAN PARTS IS REALLY, REALLY STUPID!
Does anyone have thoughts on kerosene instead? I've heard it's just as effective and much safer, but it was a slightly questionable source that I heard that from.