Last fall I ordered a new HF parts washer for the shop. the one with wheels, it was on sale, so it was a pretty good deal.
As I was waiting for the PW to arrive I saw an "installing a filter on a HFPW project" on the Internet that looked simple enough and not to expensive so I ordered most of the parts from the articles parts list.
When I put the PW together I didn't like how high it was with the wheels on and I didn't like the gage of the PW's legs either.... so I had the local steel supply house bend me some 11 ga legs a few inches longer than I needed just for safety sake. The filter's mount is made from one of the cut off pieces of leg.
I bought the new brush from ENCO-USA.com, the hose and filter I bought from NAPA, the grommets from Ace Hardware, the remote filter mount I bought from Summit racing.com, the side shelf I bought from Tool topia.com
If anyone should want to do this project I suggest you buy the hose and take it to the Hardware so you can get a snug fitting grommet, and only while the hose is through gromment measure the gromment's grove diameter and drill your holes accordingly. I drilled smaller holes than the article suggested.
I have only used it once so far to clean my chainsaw bars and it worked out well. A store bought filtered parts washer is way out of my reach but this budget one just may do the trick for me, only time will tell :thumbup1gif:
I hope this makes sense guys, I'm not very good at choosing or using the right words when writing anything long.
Heres the link to the filter project. http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2009-12/build-parts-washer-filter