View Full Version : The Processor from hell

23rd September 2010, 10:24 AM
Just thought i'd share.

Couple of months in the making and still refining it.

Here's a few pics ---> The Processor from hell pictures by 1600_Vulcan - Photobucket (http://s335.photobucket.com/albums/m455/1600_Vulcan/The%20Processor%20from%20hell/)

Cooked 5000kms with 500lts @ 10lts at a time and my hot plate has burnt out so the processor needs to start working.

Still need some work on the filtering pipe work as I started off with the black polly pipe from bunnings and it's starting to weep, but the rest seems to be working fine. All the steel fittings were proudly brought to you by Tony Powell.

Ran out of washed bio so been suplimenting it with straight vegie oil which has been working great except for the issue of the cats and dogs following me up the street.

Thanks for all the help guys.


23rd September 2010, 12:26 PM
Looks Great!
Makes mine look very inadequete.:o

23rd September 2010, 04:56 PM
Was a little stressed when I added the methoxide today due to not having an good idea of the temperature and a little venting from the breather, but all good. Just processed my first 80 lt batch.

Feel free to pm me and organise to have a look. All only ideas that I stole from the Internet and the good people from the Bio community.



23rd September 2010, 05:41 PM
Well done. See it does work.

27th September 2010, 07:31 AM
Many thanks to Peda for all his help and the latest innovation.

A temperature probe fitted in line for accurate real time reading of the temp and this guage has an alarm when you set it to a temp. Not totally idiot proof but easier than taking a sample into a jar.

Here's the final result 20100927 pictures by 1600_Vulcan - Photobucket (http://s335.photobucket.com/albums/m455/1600_Vulcan/The%20Processor%20from%20hell/20100927/)

Still things to do but I'm cookin with oil.



4th November 2010, 08:24 PM
Well done I love the colours, in regards the pvc hose just watch it, it will weep bio, go hard and opaque. Be prepared to hose clamp it down in case it slips off befoer going so hard you cannot fit it back on. Good with oil but will harden none the less.

Enjoy the feeling.
Well done.

Good on you Peda.

4th November 2010, 11:21 PM
What size is the pump. IE litres / hour?

7th November 2010, 07:34 PM
What size is the pump. IE litres / hour?

Sorry for the late reply, been in hospital on and off over the last few weeks.

This is the one I picked up, works great and all the details are on this link.
0.5HP Electric Clean Water Pump Gardening Powr QB60 (eBay item 310265644080 end time 27-Nov-10 00:00:51 AEDST) : Home (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/0-5HP-Electric-Clean-Water-Pump-Gardening-Powr-QB60-/310265644080?pt=AU_Home_Tools_Pumps&hash=item483d460430)

10th November 2010, 12:37 PM
hey Daniel

you ok ?? not drinking too much oil are you ?? :D


Michael Jones

10th November 2010, 12:41 PM
that pump that you show on ebay. I found one at a website called diytools here is australia. I haven't got it out of the box yet but they delivered it really fast. so hoping it works well. I have picked up a 44gal drum and await a cone from the states from utah bio.



18th December 2011, 06:07 PM
Are you still around?

19th December 2011, 01:50 PM
Daniel is still around but doesn't chime in very often.

you may have to send him a PM.
click on his username and select send PM.


19th December 2011, 04:23 PM
yeah sorry guys, Still cooking, but also burning a little straight oil to try and cut costs.

Is that tight or what......

Probably just getting lazy.

Hope your all doing well.


15th January 2012, 09:44 PM

I don't like cutting into a thread to promote the Brisbane users Meet but is anyone interested in popping over to Bills next month ? the 11th of Feb if anyone is interested . posted in the meet and greet thread.
PM me with interest and I'll send the address. the more the merrier .