KARCHER Pressure Steamcleaner

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  1. debe

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    Picked this up from the local scrap yard for free. Pump no work, so check & find start Cap is faulty. Replace cap with a freeby from an other motor in the scrap yard of the same value. Pump now works, so at this stage have a working pressure cleaner. Steam cleaner burner wont light, find HV igniter is burnt out. Decide to use a car ignition coil from a GMH V6 motor also in junk yard. To drive the coil use a salvaged Nissan Ignition driver transistor. Now have to spend a few dollars to build a driver for the Ign transistor. Now have a fully functioning pressure steam cleaner. Just need a 12v battery to power the igniter, easier than building a powersupply for it. It pays to have a freindly scrap yard (I do ocasionaly fix things for the owner for free).
     
  2. Inquisitive

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    Can it still be called a Karcher Pressure cleaner or is it now a Frankenstein-Karcher?
    None the less making the best of the a situation, Well done!
     
  3. loosewire

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    Welcome Georgia,we need you in the mix.....Inquistive

    A great place to spend some time,while you are at it

    look at Loosewire's album.
     
  4. t06afre

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    You really do not let any change go. In order market your only picture Lossy. Have you ever heard of Narcissus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_%28mythology%29
    Watch out so you do not fall in love with your own reflection:eek:
     
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  5. loosewire

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    That's the best one man ocean photo ever posted,show me a better one.

    I can deal with greatness,and going for more,It in my gemini.
     
  6. t06afre

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    Good to hear. For a short moment. I was afraid your love for that picture were due to a bad case of narcissism. But now I know better:rolleyes:
     
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  7. strantor

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    Debe, you're one of my heroes.
     
  8. debe

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    Hi Strantor. I just dont like to see potentialy good stuf thrown out. And when moneys tight, like to find cost efective ways around repairing some thing. Im hooked on being a Junk yard rat.:cool:
     
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  9. strantor

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    When I get my land, I'm putting up a fence around a small portion of it. I'll have my own junk yard, out of view where nobody will fuss about it, and I'll have all the precious derelict machinery I can fit in there.
     
  10. debe

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    This is the yard, plenty of electronic stuff is dumped to. The truck in the pic takes about 20Ton of scrap every 2-3weeks.
     
  11. strantor

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    I'm confused; do you own that yard or is that just where you go to get stuff?
     
  12. R!f@@

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    I am a junk yard brat too.
     
  13. debe

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    Just where I get stuf from, freind of owner. Picked up an LPG system for my vehicle for free, only 2 yr old & fitted it myself, then paid a licenced gas guy to check it & plate it so its legal.
     
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