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mgonitzke

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Read the instructions for your parts washer or pump. Some of the cheaper ones cannot use petroleum-based solvents.

Vinegar is great for (slowly) removing rust from rusty iron and steel. It is about the last thing I'd choose to degrease something.
 

dfrisk

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I'm with Charlie, and use Kerosene in my parts washer. It's crazy how expensive it's gotten. I don't think I'd want to try diesel fuel, it's almost as expensive.
SON put Mineral Spirits in his parts washer, REALLY expensive!
 

Everettlee

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My parts washer is about 8’ from my welding table
I prefer to NOT rearrange my shop
I do not do a lot of metal work
I plan on keeping the lid closed

I really do not want a fire
 

jstewart

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Low odor mineral spirits in mine, but it needs more due to evaporation and it has gotten stupid expensive lately
 

Doug Rusk

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I have used diesel for years. But today's seems to turn gummy after 6 months or so and now the pump is all gummed up. Got it free the first time but not this time. To be fair it was a cheap parts washer 20 plus years ago so it was probably about at the end of its life expectancy anyhow as far as the plastic housing pump was concerned.

I either need to change the fluid more often or go to something else. Everything else seems crazy for price. May end up using a power washer more?
 
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