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  1. Re: using glycerine in bio gas digester

    Bueff,
    You would be better using the human wastes to feed the bio gas digester than using a composting toilet. This will provide the 'starter microbes' and provide some dilution for the biodiesel...
  2. Converting a 'new' vehicle to use vegetable oil

    I received a PM asking:


    Please read these threads:
    http://www.biofuelsforum.com/threads/5311-FAQ-1-otherwise-known-as-a-good-place-to-start...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    Mark,
    Questions:
    How does microbial sludge respond to caustic soda, compared to algal sludge?
    Doesn't algae need sunlight to form?
    Why?
    Regards,
    Tony
  4. Re: Hot Water heating elements old fashioned 45 mm to buy

    Why not use the modern elements or possibly get some nichrome wire to repair the old ones when the element breaks?
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    Re: Problem with Pug

    It is rewarding when you discover something that needs fixing and fix it without expecting any immediate benefit and consequently a minor issue disappears.
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    It would be good to have an IP which is suspected of having some TS in it, opened and inspected (and take 'before' photos). Than run it with a high % Methanol/Biodiesel blend for a week before...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    I imagine that there may be some degradation of the fuel lines if the high concentration MeOH was in the system for a long time. I doubt that the impact using a low concentration would be...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    3DB, I cannot recall any details but have a similar recollection. Perhaps you could search for "Sydney Uni" to narrow the field.
    I will try some methanol in my washed biodiesel to try it out. I...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    So far most of the posts are about unwashed biodiesel. Does anyone who washes their biodiesel have similar issues?
    Is the dropout a black tarry substance in this case?
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    Another response from a WARFA member:



    My thoughts on this:
    I disagree with your supposition that the glycerol becomes super-saturated with water. This would thin the glycerol but should ...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    I forwarded the content of this discussion to members of WARFA. Here is a response from one of our contacts:


    Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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    Re: FG Wilson 110 KVA Generator

    Welcome to the Forum Dave,
    While I have no experience with T6354 Perkins 6cyl turbodiesel engines, the CAV injector pump is suitable for used cooking oil, providing the engine is started and stopped...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    Mark,
    This does not occur when using WVO, yet does after it is converted to Biodiesel. Can you shed some light the cause on the sludge occurring and any means to prevent its formation? Is this an...
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    Re: Drying WVO

    Wesley,
    Harvey is using the KISS principle. Simple design uses the minimum number of moving parts. In this case one (the pump rotor). It is powered by the sun and there is no urgency or reason for...
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    Re: Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    I have never had to 'refresh' on the forum. There may have been a connection issue that caused it.
    You have learned a lesson. If you need to 'refresh' ensure you copy the post first. Some people...
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    Bio Sludge in fuel tank

    Mark,
    What colour is the smoke?
    Have you checked the fuel filters?
    There can be a drop out over time, even from washed biodiesel, which could contribute to your problem. At our meeting on Sunday,...
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    Sticky: Re: Which Vehicles do NOT have DPF fitted

    Mark,
    I am happy for you to start a thread about vehicles which do have Catalytic Converters fitted.

    Tony
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    Re: 1hz injector pump rebuild

    Mark,
    Did you fix the problem causing the poor performance or just continue with your work around?
    Tony
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    Re: Drying WVO

    Wesley,
    We have a large solar array on our home and have has several heavy hail storms. There has been no damage to the panels from hail, despite some large hail in recent years, even on our old 17...
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    Re: Drying WVO

    Great idea. By circulating water, you overcome the biggest disadvantage of plumbing WVO systems - Leaks are a PITA to clean up. Water has a higher specific heat than oil and a lower viscosity, so it...
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    Re: Alternative IP pump priming methods

    [/URL]I had one of the primer bulbs before the fuel pump in my C250 and it worked well. The only trouble with it is that the fuel pump sucks the fuel very well and it collapses the bulb. After a few...
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    Re: bio diesel wash

    Wesley,
    I support what Tilly was trying to say.
    Basically, when talking chemistry to chemistry students or those with highre learning in chemistry, use your knowledge to explain fully.

    When...
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    Re: Alternative IP pump priming methods

    3DB, that fits onto the lift pump on the side on a MB diesel injector pump (possibly other makes also) it doe not leak like the earlier plunger type which needs to be unscrewed to prime the IP. Just...
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    Re: 1hz injector pump rebuild

    You said previously that adding the Facet fuel pump restored engine performance - for a while.
    That indicates that the problem lies within the IP.
    You have a few of choices:
    1. Have the pump...
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    Re: bio diesel wash

    If you have the facility to do so, leave the drums in a warm place to assist the separation if the fuel and water.
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