Cleaning Jets

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  1. Feb 22, 2019 #1

    Lee Thomas

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    New to this site.
    I am into Gauge 1 live steam locomotives. Mostly with poker burners. I am guilty of "Mechanically" trying to clean the jets. I am interested in a better way to clean them.
    Any thoughts?
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    ddmckee54

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    What about an ultrasonic cleaner? The unit that I got from Harbor Fright works great for small engine carburetor parts. Don't see any reason it wouldn't also work on a Gauge 1 locomotive burner jet, as long as the burner fits in the tank.

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    Lee Thomas

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    Hi Don,
    Would just be the jet which is the size of a pencil eraser.
    I was wondering about ultrasonic. Looking for a verified method. Dont want to spend money just to try it.
    Thanks for the idea.
    Lee
     
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    Lee:

    When I got my ultrasonic a few years ago I think the cost was about $80-$90. I got the "big" one and I think the tank holds about 1/2 gallon of fluid. I think the smaller version cost about half that.

    It works just jim-dandy. It cleaned up the bottom of a rusty B&S carburetor float bowl so well that I could see daylight thru it in many places. I think the rust was the only thing holding that float bowl together. Kind of explained why my neighbor had so much trouble keeping that engine running. I had to get a new bowl, but old one cleaned up nice and bright and shiny.

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