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    Hot tank engine VAT and parts cleaner

    My brother made this one. He welded up a steel box. Added a steel box to the bottom and installed 2 220 VAC hot water tank heater elements. Only one is hooked up to power and the other is extra so the tank does not have to be drained in the event of heater failure. Since these pictures were taken, I added 1" insulation board all the way around. This has been used to clean many engines in my shop.






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    Thanks Imabass! We've added your Hot Tank Engine Vat and Cleaner to our Cleaning category, as well as to your builder page: Imabass' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Homemade Hot Tanks

    My father built a home made hot tank in the late sixties! He used a large rectangular box with a lid on hinges. He heated it with kitchen stove burners! Worked great for years! Thanx!
    Quote Originally Posted by Imabass View Post
    My brother made this one. He welded up a steel box. Added a steel box to the bottom and installed 2 220 VAC hot water tank heater elements. Only one is hooked up to power and the other is extra so the tank does not have to be drained in the event of heater failure. Since these pictures were taken, I added 1" insulation board all the way around. This has been used to clean many engines in my shop.








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