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What's a good non-toxic solvent or degreaser to clean a Mityvac?

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What's a good non-toxic solvent or degreaser to clean a Mityvac?

I think I will only be using my MV7201 to extract fluid (as oppose to filling automotive fluids up as I don't want to introduce foreign elements, just in case) and pump them into the original containers for disposal. Didn't have time yesterday so just stored the vac but will be cleaning it this week. The manual suggest using solvent or degreaser and from reading a few posts online as well as the amazon.com reviews, I realized all I really have to do is fill a bucket with a degreaser/water mix, suck this in and dispose of it.

One reviewer used dawn dish washing detergent, a couple mentioned degreaser but didn't say which one exactly.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7201-Flu ... =degreaser

Just wondering if it's safe to dispose of the mixture in the drainage or if better to store in a jug to bring to our town's hazardous waste facilities. For now, I've only sucked out power steering fluid.

Would this Oil Lift degreaser do the trick? Or would something be better? Thanks.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/search ... =degreaser
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alanbrenton wrote: Just wondering if it's safe to dispose of the mixture in the drainage or if better to store in a jug to bring to our town's hazardous waste facilities. For now, I've only sucked out power steering fluid.

Would this Oil Lift degreaser do the trick?
I'd try the Dawn first after wiping with paper towels. It would be about the same as washing your hands in the sink environmentally.

As for the Oil Lift, the MSDS can be found here: http://alldec.com/oillift/download/oil% ... 20msds.pdf
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