Tire washer

Bandmn

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I am looking at wanting to make a tire washer like this, the hardest thing i see is making the tires turn. Any ideas on this? I was thinking about maybe using a submersible sump pump and taking the pump side out if the equation and just using the motor part to turn the tires.
 

1fasttiller

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It would have to be a chain or belt driven system in the bottom running across all 4. A small V belt and some pulleys would be cheap and effective I'd think, nice piece tho! Is that a truck tool box it's made from?
 

Bandmn

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It would have to be a chain or belt driven system in the bottom running across all 4. A small V belt and some pulleys would be cheap and effective I'd think, nice piece tho! Is that a truck tool box it's made from?

Yes it is and i have 1 already... Not the typical "T" shaped one this one is rectangle and perfect for this project
 

Bandmn

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ok so my mind has been cranking lately and i read somewhere (either on here or on youtube) i cant seem to find it. who ever said that they used an electric pressure washer with 4 nozzles and that it dropped the pressure too much and didnt work. So my solution is this to use this https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5HP-Subm...704526&hash=item544e24841b:g:dTMAAOSw74Rd083e . I looked at some electric power washers and used the figure of 2.8GPM and with 8 nozzles (2 per tire) @ 2.8GPM would require 1344 GPH so i have plenty left in reserve. Im not a liquid engineer so if im wrong by this please let me know.
 
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This type of pump will have plenty of flow, but flow is not what is needed to clean deeply. A high pressure ,low flow system is what is required which means you must use a piston type pump. You just have to engineer the rest of the system around it. Forget about doing 4 at a time, my single washer will do 4 in less time than you can dry them anyway.
 

Bandmn

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This type of pump will have plenty of flow, but flow is not what is needed to clean deeply. A high pressure ,low flow system is what is required which means you must use a piston type pump. You just have to engineer the rest of the system around it. Forget about doing 4 at a time, my single washer will do 4 in less time than you can dry them anyway.
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Bandmn

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ok so this is what i have drawn up so far
 

Bandmn

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i have searched all over and cant find NO info on what im looking for as far as making the jet portion of this. im at a stand still due to not being able to use pressure washer tips for the jetting. the reason im going for a 4 banger washer is because i already have the box to use unless i just use that for a hotbox and use something else
 

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racing promotor

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i have searched all over and cant find NO info on what im looking for as far as making the jet portion of this. im at a stand still due to not being able to use pressure washer tips for the jetting. the reason im going for a 4 banger washer is because i already have the box to use unless i just use that for a hotbox and use something else
I'd use that for a hot box, don't think it will work near as good doing 4 tires at 1 time.
 
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