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Old 07-26-2013, 12:41 AM
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All the parts washers have a spring loaded top that is in part a fire prevention.I have a stand up washer gallon amount unknown.Anyways something melts when there is a fire releasing the spring and the top slams shut.That something broke on mine and I need pictures of what you guys have so I can proper fix mine.Right now I got .023 mig wire on mine and I know that ant right.

Didn't have the camera with me so no pictures in this post.Sorry.

I took mine apart tonight to see what was wrong and didn't realize there is a roll pin that holds the spring from taking off.When after I pulled the spring off,the first attempt to put it back together the spring took off and damm near took my head off.Hit the wall on the other side of the shop and bounced haft way back across the shop.Holy cow the spring has tons of tension in it!!!!.LOL!!!!.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:20 AM
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Do a search for a fusable link for parts washer. Grainger has at least one. More styles: Fusible Links, Chains, Loops & Tubes for Parts Washers & Dipping Tanks by Globe Technologies. You could make one from cerro metal, aka Cerro Safe.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:44 PM
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Actually now that you gave me the links and the correct term I need to use(forgot what that term was..senior moment I guess)I have to try now find a manufacture tag on it for the brand name.I think I found the fuseable link laying in the bottom of the washer and what I lack is what goes between it and the latch at the end of a square housing where the spring is.I'll take the camera with me for some pictures when I go back to the shop.I'd be surprised if the brand name was anything special beyond a normal HF washer.I bought it second hand.
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All the parts washers have a spring loaded top that is in part a fire prevention.I have a stand up washer gallon amount unknown.Anyways something melts when there is a fire releasing the spring and the top slams shut.That something broke on mine and I need pictures of what you guys have so I can proper fix mine.Right now I got .023 mig wire on mine and I know that ant right.

Didn't have the camera with me so no pictures in this post.Sorry.

I took mine apart tonight to see what was wrong and didn't realize there is a roll pin that holds the spring from taking off.When after I pulled the spring off,the first attempt to put it back together the spring took off and damm near took my head off.Hit the wall on the other side of the shop and bounced haft way back across the shop.Holy cow the spring has tons of tension in it!!!!.LOL!!!!.

Appreciate the help in advance.
I'd just add to your mig wire , the home oil tank shut off, fire safety.
like your lid, it holds the valve open and if there is a fire it melts.. and the valve closes.. any oil heat surply place will have these.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:38 PM
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like this,,
Lever Fire Valve Kits - Fire Valves - Heating Oil Eqpt - Oilybits.com - The U.K's Premier Biodiesel & Oil Recycling Equipment Superstore


you just need this part

1 Eutectic Soldered Link
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The "what" that he needs has been established. The link is to a company in the UK, and the part mentioned doesn't seem to be available separately although I admit I didn't spend any time looking, all things considered.
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Hoping to get back to the shop on Sun.I'll bring the camera with me and get some pix's of it.
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I think the flat pc that is hooked on the bottom of the housing is the fuseable link.The pc I am missing is where I have the mig wire rapped between the fuseable link and the the hinged end pc.















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The "what" that he needs has been established. The link is to a company in the UK, and the part mentioned doesn't seem to be available separately although I admit I didn't spend any time looking, all things considered.
if you are talking my link, ANY, and I mean ANY oil heat surply, and or home heating oil company can get or has these.. don't know about the rest of the USA but I'm willing to bet it's the same in all states, a fire tank shut off is code..
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I think the flat pc that is hooked on the bottom of the housing is the fuseable link.The pc I am missing is where I have the mig wire rapped between the fuseable link and the the hinged end pc.















can you take in focus shots..
the parts washer looks like one of the ones harbor fr. and eastwoods carries.. bet one call/email to eastwoods will get you an answer or at least whom made them and a contact # to get replacement parts/.

or call these guys
http://www.fountainindustries.com/fo...es_contact_us/

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Not very detailed, but here you go (click on image for HF ad, it has a pdf of the manual):



Northern has a little better detailed diagram, here.

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Thank you for the links.Feel really like a idiot.Had alot going on in the shop yesterday and forgot to look for a manufacture tag on it.Next time to the shop I'll make sure I look at that.I want to take it to a coin car wash which is close to the shop to clean it up before I fill it.So although I don't think I'll ever have a fire risk(well aleast I hope not),I want it set up right.Right now I don't know at what temp the mig wire would melt releasing the latch,but I would expect it would be very high.
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Thank you for the links.Feel really like a idiot.Had alot going on in the shop yesterday and forgot to look for a manufacture tag on it.Next time to the shop I'll make sure I look at that.I want to take it to a coin car wash which is close to the shop to clean it up before I fill it.So although I don't think I'll ever have a fire risk(well aleast I hope not),I want it set up right.Right now I don't know at what temp the mig wire would melt releasing the latch,but I would expect it would be very high.
Moot point if you use a water based solvent.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:27 PM
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Moot point if you use a water based solvent.
Yepper.But I heard they take a ton to fill and really don't work that well.
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