Printing in clear for the first time in over a year today, I realized my wash tank, while pretty clean and with fresh IPA, it’s not really clean. Lots of little cured resin bits of various colours sticking to my clear parts.
I started hand-filtering the tank then I realized I have a small 12V electric pump. So I hooked it up to my filter stand, and voila. All the little bits filtered out in just a few minutes.
Thanks, have ordered similar/same spec one from Amazon over here so good to try… I’ll also use it for manual washing too I think as form wash doesn’t quite get into all the nooks and crannies particularly around dense areas of supports and anything cupped
Yeah, I have used this one. The little diaphragm pump works really well for sending water from my fish pond to a micro-irrigation system in my garden. The current draw is less than 3 amps, so it is suitable for running on a small (18 Ah, 12 v) solar-powered battery. The self-priming feature is excellent as it can pump air or water, and this takes away the frustration of the priming problems with a small centrifugal pump.
I would have given the pump 5 stars, except for a problem I had with the pressure sensor. This sensor (in the box to the right of the pump) is designed to stop the pump if a pressure higher than the maximum (about 2.5 bar) is sensed. With my irrigation system, the sensor was switching on and off rapidly (about 3 times per second), even though the system is all at ground level. After a while, the pump/sensor quit entirely and it was impossible to wake up the pump. I then shorted out the pressure sensor and the system now works fine.
Only issue I have is that the pump is really pretty strong, really good flow rate for filtering - however the manual washing idea is more useful at the moment, but hard to get right due to the power of the pump.
I’ve got it piped to an air blower nozzle (wide bore) for manual washing and it’s pretty hard to regulate the flow - if its slow enough not to splash everything, the pump pulses off and on so it doesn’t really flow evenly, and you have to be really careful with the trigger!