This is an improvement to the Powerwash that uses a commercially available high pressure dental spray.
The spray in my shop sink was too messy as it would ricochet off of the album and soak all my tools at the opposite end of the shop. I started using the Oral Breeze in our bathroom... And that's when the trouble started.
My wife would want to use the tub to take... of all things... a shower. She'd be faced with my equipment strewn all over, plus once, came out with a story of how she had to fight a wildly careening Oral Breeze hose because I'd forget to turn the valve to the off position.
Now, I've re-engineered my design so I can once again retreat to the safety of my shop and wash my records there... In peace. Only this time, both sides will be washed at once, with no mess, an automatic detergent applicator, an easy one-handed turn of the disc and one hand free to do other things while my records get cleaned.
Step 1: What You'll Need:
First, you'll need to construct the simple powerwasher box at:
You won't need to purchase an oral breeze dental spray from www.oralbreeze.com, even though it might be a good idea for personal health reasons.
You will want to make one change from the original instructions. Do NOT mount the bracket that holds the record on the hinge side of the box. mount it on the latch side of the box. attaching the record bracket opposite the hinges allows the cover to close easier. The cover will be closed when you clean your record.
You will also need these additional parts:
1. Two Flexible lawn sprinkler risers. One 12" long and one 18" long.
2. One PVC 3/4" "T" Connector.
3. Two PVC adaptors matching the threads of the risers.
4. Two Lawn sprinkler head adaptors to fit the opposite ends of the risers.
5. Two Lawn sprinkler heads, with an adjustable spray pattern. The brand I used was Rainbird.
6. One rubber gasket sized to fit over one of the PVC adaptors.
7. PVC pipe cement
Unless you plan to use a garden hose to clean your vinyl records outside, you will need a short Washing machine water attachment hose. and a hose-to-pipe adaptor in order to connect your power washer to a threaded faucet in your laundry sink or other convenient point in your water system. Alternately, a snap-fit adaptor on a bathroom sink's faucet would be another possibility.
My shop sink uses a 5/8" hose for high pressure cleaning, so that's where my vinyl record cleaner will be used. Try to keep as large a volume of water possible traveling through the lines at low pressure and low friction all the way up to the spray heads.