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Ultrasonic cleaner owners, how to drain the tanks without tipping the water out?
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Ultrasonic cleaner owners, how to drain the tanks without tipping the water out?

As the title suggests

My cleaner has no drain and the instructions say not to 'tip' the water out so I am curious if anyone has found anything that can suck the water out of the tank (leaving me to sponge dry the leftover)?

Or will it be a case of gloves on and use a pint glass to empty it that way?
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:28 PM   #2
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Ultrasonic cleaner owners, how to drain the tanks without tipping the water out?
Siphon? Fill a flexible tube with water, finger over each end, one into tank and one into bucket beneath, release fingers and wait until drained
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:44 PM   #3
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+1 for the siphon.
Most pet shops should sell you an aquarium cleaning siphon that can be pump primed like this one.
https://www.animates.co.nz/aqua-one-...phon-hose.html
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:45 PM   #4
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Ultrasonic cleaner owners, how to drain the tanks without tipping the water out?
The ultrasonic cleaner I use, made by Louis Steele of Vibrato, LLC, doesn’t have a drain either. If you want a fast way to drain the tank I’ve found a 12volt pump works well for me. A siphon is much simpler and cheaper. 3/“8 to 1/2” ID tubing should drain yours pretty quickly. I just had the pump on hand when purchasing the Vibrato ultrasonic cleaner. Best O Luck!
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Old 8th December 2017, 01:29 PM   #5
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Why can you not too it out??
Mine has a drain valve..but I still tip it out as it's quicker
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Old 8th December 2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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Ultrasonic cleaner owners, how to drain the tanks without tipping the water out?
I drain mine out with a fish tank pump. Mains powered it is normally used to circulate the fluid via a filter. Works very well and is quiet in operation.
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The ultrasonic cleaner I use, made by Louis Steele of Vibrato, LLC, doesn’t have a drain either. If you want a fast way to drain the tank I’ve found a 12volt pump works well for me. A siphon is much simpler and cheaper. 3/“8 to 1/2” ID tubing should drain yours pretty quickly. I just had the pump on hand when purchasing the Vibrato ultrasonic cleaner. Best O Luck!
Yes mine also
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Why can you not too it out??
Mine has a drain valve..but I still tip it out as it's quicker
Instructions say not to as it invalidates the warranty and helps prevent any water getting into the unit.
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Old 9th December 2017, 09:11 PM   #9
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Will look at a pump I think thanks for the suggestions all
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