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    Biodiesel Equipment For Sale

    For sale:
    Ready to go Biodiesel setup that has taken years to build and research.
    It includes drum processor with drum lid and venturi, Oil heater drum, quality stainless steel pump with viton...
  2. Thread: Drum Band Heaters

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    Re: Drum Band Heaters

    Hi tillyfromparadise,

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    With the use of an electrical heater element, a float switch is a fail safe if there is a leak or if someone accidently or on purpose drops the tank level below the...
  3. Thread: Drum Band Heaters

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    Re: Drum Band Heaters

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    Ah yes, I know the one.
    This is where you try to guess the titration of the oil for the first stage and if you achieve seperation in the first stage you...
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    Re: Drum Band Heaters

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    Hi Easy,
    I do not recall ever seeing the 2 stage base/base (80/20) no titration method before. Where did you see it?

    This method is devised in...
  5. Thread: Drum Band Heaters

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    Drum Band Heaters

    Does anyone use drum band heaters rather than an immersion heater?
    I wanted to add another heating source to my processor set up, as my solar system is redundant at this time of the year and my...
  6. Re: How to Dry and Clean WVO in 210 litre Fuel Drums.

    Johnnojack,

    I can see the beauty of your idea of the adjustable standpipe in the 3/4 bung. It is very easy to make, and as you say requires no welding. For some reason I decided to use the 2"...
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    Johnnojack,

    I looked for any reference to compressed air pumping on the forum and did not see it. I do not want to steal your thunder, not my intention at all.

    I too considered using the 3/4"...
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    Tilly,

    You have given me an idea to empty the 20 litre WVO drums into the 44 gal drum. All I need to do is a single lift of the 20litre drum and sit it on top of the 44 gal drum and use your...
  9. Re: How to Dry and Clean WVO in 210 litre Fuel Drums.

    Hi Tilly,
    I am not keen on labour intensive

    The purpose of my article, and I will call it an article because I did not know how to post it as such; was to express an idea of transferring oil...
  10. Re: How to Dry and Clean WVO in 210 litre Fuel Drums.

    Tilly,

    Sorry, I had the syphon pump you had, confused with something completely different. You are quite right, that type of pump wont create any problems at all. Very simple and effective.
    ...
  11. Re: How to Dry and Clean WVO in 210 litre Fuel Drums.

    Thanks for the feedback Tilly,

    We are essentially doing the same thing, but I guess the only difference is that I have manufactured my pump, (ie compressor and adjustable stand pipe) to do the...
  12. How to Dry and Clean WVO in 210 litre Fuel Drums.

    Here are a few of my ideas for drying and cleaning WVO ready for biodiesel production. I thought I would present a few of my ideas for this important part of the process.

    Using dry, clean WVO...
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    Re: The good oil on washing biodiesel

    I was considering drilling a 1" dia hole using a taper drill bit and then using 100mm standpipe water tank fittings with nylon seals to create the outlet for the finished product. They cost around $5...
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    The good oil on washing biodiesel

    I just wanted to share the link to brilliant web site dedicated to making biodiesel at home. If you haven't already been to this site you're missing out.
    Check it at
    How to Make Biodiesel at Home...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    Johnnojack,, I have read and reread your comments with a great deal of interest. I was wondering if you use a FPHE or the copper tube heat exchanger in your solar heating setup. I expect it is the...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    I expect the solar system to be a much cheaper and faster method for heating oil in normal sunny conditions than any electrical immersion heater. The heating capacity of the solar system is close to...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    Thanks for the reply. I talked to my local Pump Shop expert. He told me he did not think a vacuum breaker valve would work under the lower pressure. I then asked if there was a cheaper option with a...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    The vacuum break is a fine idea in high pressure pumping situations, such as with pool heating, but it won't work in a low pressure circulation pump situation as in my situation. I am flat out trying...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    I just purchased a Philmac non-return valve and removed the spring.
    I also purchased a poly T fitting so that it can be inserted into the T.
    Now it functions as an air break so that fluid can...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    [QUOTE=Tony From West Oz;49915]You will also need an air break (non-return valve at highest point works well) so that the water can return to the poly tank when heating is not in use.

    That's...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

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    I just wanted to reiterate how inexpensive the triple cell solar system is and how I made it;...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    Thanks for all of the feedback and ideas you have provided. It has been very rewarding and helpful to me as it has given me a clearer picture of what I intend to do, which incidentally is somewhat...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    A question for 250downunder.

    What does your heat exchanger look like? Are they easy to manufacture? Obviosly I would need to place the heat exchanger in the heating tank and not the processor...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    Thanks Tony, but laying the poly pipe in a grid is not an easy option. The number of fittings required makes it cost prohibitive. The way I have arranged the pipe in coils works best cost wise, as it...
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    Re: Is Solar Heating the Answer?

    How do you suggest I use the heat exchanger coil in my setup?

    I can certainly run a coil through the preheating tank but I imagine the solar system would need refilling with water from time to...
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