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20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by vic » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:02 pm

Hi All

Bought a big 20 gallon paraffin washer last week that was on offer £30
Did not bank on it taking £75 in paraffin and it still wants more to fill it

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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by appyarry » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Would red diesel or heating oil be cheaper??

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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by Mr Shiney » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:58 pm

What on earth you going to do with it?
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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by vic » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi appyarry

Did not look at that option on price, I went for paraffin because it is thinner than the diesel oils
Paraffin works at treat tried all the water based solvents and they don’t work

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Bought it to clean engine and bike parts

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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by MT glass » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:55 pm

vic wrote:Hi All

Bought a big 20 gallon paraffin washer last week that was on offer £30
Did not bank on it taking £75 in paraffin and it still wants more to fill it

Vic
The paraffin I get is clean enough, no need to wash it! Check your supplier?

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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by Yoof » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:25 pm

Surely 20g is the max and you can get away with using allot less?
I think thats bigger than the big one we have at work!
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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by bth2bth2 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:56 am

bonfire night is not that far away and all that extra parrafin will come in mighty handy. :D


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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by vic » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:11 am

Hi All

20 gallon is 90ltr I have put in 80ltr and the filter is still showing so I reckon 10ltr more will do it

You can run them on 40ltr if you place a length of 3x2 under the legs to tilt the fluid over to the pump, doing that will not allow me to have in between the benches

The post was a warning to others. The tanks are coming down in price but look at the cost of filling them

B&Q sell 4ltr tubs for £7.30 that’s £162 to fill the tank so look for the hardware store that still sell paraffin per ltr

I need this size tank the 3.5 gallon tank was to small for my needs

Brian

Buy your own paraffin you are first in line for my small 3.5 gallon tank if you want it. PM me

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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by ZIP TIE » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:59 pm

Vic can you not just put something in the tank to reduce it's volume and raise the fluid level like when putting a brick in a toilet cistern to reduce water useage?
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Re: 20 gallon paraffin washer

Post by Thumper » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:20 pm

I mix 30% water with my paraffin

Advantage is you can drain off the water with most of the crud. The paraffin stays pretty clean

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