DIY Ultrasonic album cleaner

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sfox7076

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Re: DIY Ultrasonic album cleaner
« Reply #180 on: 26 Jul 2017, 06:04 pm »

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Re: DIY Ultrasonic album cleaner
« Reply #181 on: 30 Jul 2017, 07:02 pm »
Are any of you guys cleaning your fluid so you can reuse it, with something like this?:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/218276-my-version-ultrasonic-record-cleaner-13.html#post3215289

-Jim

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Re: DIY Ultrasonic album cleaner
« Reply #182 on: 30 Jul 2017, 07:26 pm »
I filter my fluid a couple of times before using it for car windshield wash.  Unlike the process you cited, I'm very low tech, using coffee filters and gravity. 

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Re: DIY Ultrasonic album cleaner
« Reply #183 on: 11 Sep 2017, 07:00 pm »
Are any of you guys cleaning your fluid so you can reuse it, with something like this?:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/218276-my-version-ultrasonic-record-cleaner-13.html#post3215289

-Jim

Yes and the filter system works great! Here's my setup:

I installed a pump and filter system similar to Rushton's. It was a little harder to source the exact parts in Canada so I ended up with:

Sicce Syncra 0.5 aquarium pump found at a local aquarium supply shop
10 feet of 3/8" Inside Diameter clear hose (really only needed 4 feet or so)
Pentek 158110 3/8-Inch 5-Inch Slim Line Clear Filter Housing from Amazon.ca
Pentek PD-1-934 Polypropylene Filter Cartridge, 9-7/8-Inch x 2-1/2-Inch, 1 Micron from Amazon.ca (big mistake see below)
3ea. 1/2" NPT x 3/8" barb connectors from OntarioBeerKegs.com
3ea. 3/8" NPT x 3/8" barb connectors from Home Depot
1ea. 3/8" female cap for sealing the drain end out of the filter when not in use

I learned a few things:

1. I taped the joints with teflon tape but still got some leakage. I ended up replacing the white teflon tape with pink teflon tape made for water joints and the leaks stopped.

2. The gasket on the filter housing MUST be greased prior to use, the damn thing leaked like a sieve without the grease. I had some white lithium grease normally used on my turntable bearing that did the trick.

3. The aquarium guy told me I could cut a 10" filter in half for my 5" filter housing, but that really didn't work well. I tried to cut it with a hacksaw and made a mess of it. I am using one of the halves temporarily but I ended up ordering the 5" filters from Amazon.ca (Hydronix SDC-25-0501 NSF Sediment Filter 2.5-Inch OD X 4 7/8-Inch Length, 1 Micron, Pack of 2). They have a 3-4 week lead time.

Once the 5" filters arrive I plan on filtering the water after every batch of records.