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  • Tonto's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    HI All, I'm new to this and saw a guy selling Burley oil on Facebook for very cheap. Has anyone ever made BD with Burley oil? WHat is the conerns...
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  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    11th October 2019, 11:19 PM
    Bueff the yellow cubies will leak if you don't have the clear plastic seal which goes under the screw cap. Unfortunately most cooks chuck them away,...
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  • Tonto's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 10:37 AM
    Tonto replied to a thread Methanol supplies in WA Biodiesel
    Thanks so much for Clarifying. I am new to this:) . Yes, I checked yesterday after my reply realised it's Caustic Soda. If anyone is looking for...
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  • Tonto's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 10:32 AM
    Tonto replied to a thread looking for methanol in WA Biodiesel
    If anyone is looking for Methanol in small quantities up to 5liter, I found some at Hobbytech Toys - https://hobbytechtoys.com.au/collections/methanol
    2 replies | 3801 view(s)
  • WesleyB's Avatar
    10th October 2019, 04:09 AM
    3DB I heated a round bottom boiling flask in a pan of hot vegetable oil. During the experiment the oil overflowed on the hot heating element. ...
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  • Qwarla's Avatar
    9th October 2019, 07:49 PM
    Qwarla replied to a thread Methanol supplies in WA Biodiesel
    What you have there from Bunnings is Sodium Hydroxide. NaOH. Potassium Hydroxide is KOH. It will do the job, but remember the quantities need to be...
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  • Tonto's Avatar
    9th October 2019, 05:46 PM
    Tonto replied to a thread looking for methanol in WA Biodiesel
    Hey Mate, Did you find Methanol? If you please let me know where I can find some. Not more than 20liters ifpossible please? Cheers Tonto
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  • Tonto's Avatar
    9th October 2019, 01:17 PM
    Tonto replied to a thread Methanol supplies in WA Biodiesel
    Hey Everyone, I'm so glad I found this forum,!! :) A few years on and I'm in the same boat as the original poster? I'm looking to make my first...
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  • 3DB's Avatar
    8th October 2019, 11:27 AM
    Going pretty well thanks. I'm happy that the car is as mechanically sound as it can be. Had to put a new water pump in it, which wasn't ideal. Just...
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  • Bueff's Avatar
    8th October 2019, 05:44 AM
    I would say you're pretty close on the mark. The yellow cubbies are about 22 ltrs. The only thing I found is that they leak. Personally I much prefer...
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  • 3DB's Avatar
    7th October 2019, 03:50 PM
    Has anyone ever calculated or measured the actual volume of a 20L cubie when it is completely full with no air? I've been told that the 20L mark...
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  • weedyau's Avatar
    2nd October 2019, 11:29 AM
    SOLD GONE COLLECTED Thanks Jens, it was good to see you again.
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  • fattima's Avatar
    30th September 2019, 11:42 AM
    I've sent you a message. Cheers Bruce
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  • RASTEVE's Avatar
    29th September 2019, 11:49 PM
    Hi all, I have a fair bit of WVO available, well settled... make me an offer? Would probably need to bring a pallet container(s) or drums and pump...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    29th September 2019, 06:46 PM
    WesleyB replied to a thread Using the tote? in Making Biodiesel
    I didn't express what I meant to write simply. It's likely that with elevated temperature the plastic in a tote would be more vulnerable to chemical...
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  • ocsum's Avatar
    28th September 2019, 10:19 PM
    Hi, I have thrown my biodiesel set up to the dump, All drums are gone. I do have the methanol drum 2/3rds full going for $100. Cheers
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    28th September 2019, 09:20 AM
    Hi 3DB, Unfortunately that is not the case. Some Original Equipment Manufacturers have switched to viton hoses and seals while others still use...
    4 replies | 376 view(s)
  • 3DB's Avatar
    27th September 2019, 04:37 PM
    3DB replied to a thread 1hz pump rebuilt costs in Off Topic Area
    When I was having issues with my Rodeo pump recently, I got a quote for $1,200 for an exchange rebuilt pump, so $1,500 seems in the right ballpark....
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    27th September 2019, 10:00 AM
    Hi Pavetim, Welcome to the forum. Another concern I have is that considering there are corners in a tote, is to insure thorough mixing.
    4 replies | 296 view(s)
  • WesleyB's Avatar
    27th September 2019, 04:04 AM
    WesleyB replied to a thread Using the tote? in Making Biodiesel
    I made biodiesel from new corn oil , potassium hydroxide , calcium oxide and methanol in a 1 liter glass bottle at room temperature. It's not all...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    27th September 2019, 02:59 AM
    The biodiesel reaction will proceed (albeit slowly) at 20C, so the temperature should not be an issue. I found this table <tbody> Material ...
    4 replies | 296 view(s)
  • Pavetim's Avatar
    26th September 2019, 06:05 AM
    What are your thoughts on using a 250 gallon caged tote as the actual processor? Think the heat would be a problem? Should be able to withstand the...
    4 replies | 296 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    20th September 2019, 10:36 AM
    Your right Tony. Im not sure what cost that will come at though. I will look at a few different materials. perhaps heavy duty visqueen (builders...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    20th September 2019, 12:06 AM
    Can you get a liner for your bund? If you need to take the setup down, it would be a good opportunity to make your bund a whole lot better.
    60 replies | 5001 view(s)
  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    20th September 2019, 12:04 AM
    Get the dealership to commit to a warranty on the rebuilt pump. I would suggest 20 - 50KKm. Unfortunately, they are unlikely to honour it if you use...
    4 replies | 376 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    19th September 2019, 04:20 PM
    Had my pump rebuilt years ago (maybe 7 or so years? not sure?) by a bloke who i paid $2.5k. Told him it must have viton seals in it when rebuilt. I...
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  • Bueff's Avatar
    19th September 2019, 04:06 PM
    Happy to hear that it is all going well, can't wait to see the set up!
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  • Bueff's Avatar
    19th September 2019, 03:10 PM
    Hello guys, I have just recently purchased a 78 series troopy which seems to have some IP issues. Long story short, because I have found water and...
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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    18th September 2019, 12:48 PM
    I like the way you think mate, but that would ruin my strategic advantage......:cool: Whilst its all going well at the moment, I have developed a...
    60 replies | 5001 view(s)
  • SUZUDDIS's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 12:56 PM
    Fantastic Cade. That's a lot of setup for a small test batch < Wink Wink. Now you need to draw up plans , make an eBook and list for sale for...
    60 replies | 5001 view(s)
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