In this section you will find various shop tools that don't really have a category of there own.
The filter is out of a Mazda, or Honda car master cylinder reservoir, and held in place inside the horizontal section of the "T" with the rubber clamped on transition. The way it works is the fluid drains into the "T", over the filter, and down into the lower pipe. Only the solvent can flow through the filter screen, so all grit stays in the lower pipe. Solvent then flows to the bucket, through the black pipe, which is just off the bottom of the 5 gal bucket. I cut a smaller bucket to fit upside down inside the 5 gal bucket, and added some small holes to it. The submersible pump is mounted to this bucket and plumbed up the side of the tank, and into the spigot. On the elbow, you see a fitting and a hose coming out to the right. This is the vent for the pipe in the bucket. Since the pipe dumps into the bottom of the bucket, it needs air to keep from causing a vacuum lock from the drain, much like how a toilet and sink works in the house.
With this simple mod, it drains smoothly, and strains the crap out of the solvent, and then I can drop the cap off the lower pipe to remove the sludge and grit. I am thinking about adding a ball valve to make draining quicker.
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