Thank you ..this is invaluable information as I have been contemplating a filtration system, rather than throwing out my ultrasonic solution after cleaning 10 to 15 records at a time.Yes, sure - since you said please and thank you.
I've done this before but it is scattered in a few different places across four years so I will feed it to you in sections. Primary resources for you are my three articles published at The Vinyl Press (TVP) - see opening post - and this thread. While this thread is not organized, there is a lot of information here and just about everything about my (and David's) system can be found here.
The other very valuable (to me anyway) resource is the lengthy dialog I had with Neil Antin from May thru August 2020 after the publication of the original version of his paper Precision Aqueous Cleaning of Vinyl Records (aka 'The Book'). Most (all?) of that dialog is preserved and found after the introduction to it at the link just given (scroll down).
I will tell you up front that to use the same components and construct what David and I currently have will be pricey compared to a single-slot off-the-shelf desktop machine. The way I see it is my records ('software') are the most valuable part of my audio enjoyment, so keeping them clean and well maintained is not only worth the cost but a key critical aspect of that enjoyment.
I will break my current system down into 4 parts:
1. Wash tank
2. Wash tank filter system
3. Rinse tank
4. Rinse tank filter system.
WASH TANK - The current wash tank USC is documented in my third article about building my DIY RCM, tima's DIY RCM - follow-up #2: Compelling Changes - Improved Results, published at Bill Hart's The Vinyl Press . You can see some pictures there. For brevity I will not include pictures in this post.
Wash Tank USC: Elmasonic P 120H You will want to search the Web thoroughly for the best price.
Elma has increasingly changed the way they present information about their products on their Web site, becoming less comprehensive and informative. This chart for the P-Series may help:
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Rotisserie: Kuzma RD Ultrasonic Record Cleaning kit. Likely this should be ordered from a Kuzma dealer. It is pricey. Imo it is the best designed and best made of its type on the market today. The RD is v. important in my system because it allows you to lift a spindle-full of records out of the wash tank and easily move it to the rinse tank. Another top-grade piece of gear from Franc Kuzma.
WASH TANK FILTER SYSTEM
Filter Canister Pentek 150574:
3/4" #10 3G Blue Filter Housing with Bracket and Meter Mount ~$33
Gauge Pentek 143549:
Differential Pressure Gauge for 3G Meter Mount Housings ~$53
Green (clean) 0-6 psid; Yellow (change) 6-9 psid; Red (dirty) 9-12 psid
Tubing: 3/8" ID x 50 Ft High Pressure Braided Clear PVC Vinyl Tubing Flexible Vinyl Tube, Heavy Duty Reinforced Vinyl Hose Tubing, BPA Free and Non Toxic
Pump Shurflo 8020-513-236 Pump 15vAC Power Cord 60PSI Switch 1.6 GPM
~ $140 - $190 (https://www.toboaenergy.com $142.57)
You will want to mount this pump on a board, not in a box. Neil has another pump suggestion, but for the moment I can't find my docs on that.
Filter FlowMax HP (Watts) FPP-0.2-975-DOE 2.5” x 9.75” DOE End Cap 0.2 micron absolute
Hose Barb for filter canister: x2 Hose Barb ¾” NPT x 3/8” Barb
Hose Barb for Pump: x2 Hose Barb 3/8” NPT x 3/8” Barb (nylon or plastic not metal)
On/Off Switch for Pump: BindMaster 3-Prong Grounded On/Off Switch (for pump)
Rinse Tank USC: Elmasonic S 120H. best price I found was here
Rotisserie: Kuzma RD Ultrasonic Record Cleaning kit
RINSE TANK FILTER SYSTEM
Filter Canister Pentek 158116 ¼” #10 Slim Line
Filter Flow Max FM-0.35-975 2-1/2” x 9-3/4” Pleated Filter, 0.35 micron nominal
Tubing: Clear PVC vinyl food grade 3/8" ID intake from tank to pump, 1/4" output to filter cannister and back to tank.
Pump Little Giant 1-AA-OM
This pump is no longer made by Little Giant but is available on the Web from vendors: one two. It was original designed as a hot water pump for drink dispensers.
Pump Wiring You will need to attach wire and plug. I used this. Westinghouse Lamp Cord w/ switch
Pump Box Cantex 513371OU Junction Box
Hose barbs intake to pump 1/4"MNPT to 3/8", Nylon; discharge from pump 1/4" FNPT to 1/4" barb, brass; intake and discharge for filter cannister 1/4" MNPT to 1/4" barb, brass. Don't forget the plumbers tape.
Check a) post #142 in this thread; b) my first article on TVP for more info and pictures on building the pump; c) post #7 in this thread (which I forgot about before writing this far! )
The one thing we have not discussed in any detail is locating all this stuff for ease of use and efficient operation. David and I each have our tanks, filters, pumps, etc for both wash and rinse located side by side. David designed and we both built waterproof trays large enough to hold everything. I encourage anyone to consider this approach. I keep my drying station (two RD spindle holders) in my audio room, which is separate from the clearning station. Sometime I will post a few pictures of tray construction.
I probably left something out but this will get you started. Let us know on this thread if you have questions. But I will ask you now that you've seen the parts list and maybe looked up some stuff, do you still want to build the complete system?
One other quick question do you heat your cleaning solution? I was warned against it, as not to introduce warps. But it seems, as in all other things, moderation would be the word here. Wouldn't the process accomplish more with a slightly warm solution?
Much appreciated Sir.