Started by: admin (754)

Does anyone know where you can buy Ammonia? Looked everywhere. I only need a small amount, about 300ml, to make some cleaning fluid to clean a printer head.

Started: 5th Jul 2020 at 14:36

Posted by: firefox (1961)

B&Q. It's a quid

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 14:43

Posted by: laughing gravy (6105)

admin will you be looking for zip ties and duct tape next?..

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 15:17

Posted by: firefox (1961)

Cable ties.

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 15:41

Posted by: admin (754)

Cheers firefox I'll nip down tomorrow but when I looked on their web site there is nothing listed..

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 15:47

Posted by: firefox (1961)

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 15:51
Last edited by firefox: 5th Jul 2020 at 15:52:09

Posted by: admin (754)

firefox checked the Range web site and it said NOT AVAILABLE I'll give them both a try tomorrow

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 16:47

Posted by: firefox (1961)

Ebay and amazon sell it, but it's more expensive.

Maybe try this

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 17:35

Posted by: Billinge Biker (341)

If you let pee fester for a week or two...same product...but free !

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 18:23

Posted by: admin (754)

I need something to clean the heads which involves pumping fluid through the tubes which feed the print heads

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 18:33

Posted by: firefox (1961)

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 19:41
Last edited by firefox: 5th Jul 2020 at 19:41:50

Posted by: TerryW (4433)

Nail varnish remover £1 a bottle works a treat.

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 19:58

Posted by: admin (754)

That's O.K. for EPSON printers but mine is a BROTHER. You can buy kits but the quantity of fluid is minimal i.e. 30ml. Ive bought a syringe and a small i.d. tube, and I can make my own cleaning fluid There are a couple of formulas, one of them is by mixing Ammonia with I.P.A. I have the I.P.A but not the Ammonia<g> Another is using distilled water but like Ammonia, is difficult to find and to buy in small quantities.

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 22:31

Posted by: Domin0 (28)

Water from a dehumidifier is classed as distilled, and it's free.

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 23:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

The chap who used to have the ink cartridge shop on Worsley Mesnes precinct, showed me how to clean the cartridge print heads, the reason being I wanted him to get me some new cartridges for my canon printer, and he wanted to refill my old ones instead, and I hadn't used the printer for months, so the heads were completely dried out, so I took the old cartridges in to him, and all he did was wrap some kitchen roll around his finger, and he manipulated the cartridge head into the kitchen roll, not wiping it, so much as it was a half wipe, half push, he was being very careful not to damage the printer heads, and after a few seconds a very small spot of dried gunge appeared on the kitchen roll, so he moved along to a clean part of the kitchen roll and carried on, ans then a drop of ink appeared, and he kept the printer head in the ink drop, and after half a minute ink was literally oozing through the printer head and soaking into the kitchen roll, the kitchen roll was drawing the ink through the printer head, and when he was happy that the printer heads were clean he refilled the cartridges, and they were as good as new, the method seemed to make sure you moved the kitchen roll around the printer head, which allowed the ink to dissolve and clean the old dried on ink .....

Replied: 6th Jul 2020 at 07:22

Posted by: baker boy (15451)

ammonia 500ml from homebase £3.25

Replied: 6th Jul 2020 at 19:15

Posted by: admin (754)

Called at B&Q this morning They don't stock it. Called at the RANGE They sell it but have none Is there still a HOMEBASE at Goose Green?

Replied: 6th Jul 2020 at 20:05

Posted by: PeterP (7784)

Admin I think the nearest Homebase to Wigan is on the Middlebrook retail park

Replied: 6th Jul 2020 at 22:20

Posted by: gaffer (6404) 

It was closed down some months ago.

Replied: 7th Jul 2020 at 10:29

Posted by: PeterP (7784)

Looks like the nearest store is at Preston

Replied: 7th Jul 2020 at 11:19

Posted by: admin (754)

Maybe I'll check at the local chemist? But no mater I can use an another formulae which doesn't use Ammonia.

Replied: 7th Jul 2020 at 11:22

Posted by: FAT MICK (1385) 

You could have nipped out and bought some brand new heads by now.

Replied: 7th Jul 2020 at 11:22


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