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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Ok so I read your blog on your method. So let's do a little review of it. 1. Mix up KOH and methanol in open top drums with a shovel! What the!...
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    14th March 2019, 08:31 PM
    True Tilly, titration is just so easy, why wouldn't you do it? I use tumeric, a solution of NaOH and methylated spirits. I am about a 10th of the...
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    14th March 2019, 08:21 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Does your non heating method work when making fat into biodiesel? If so please share.
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    11th March 2019, 07:28 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Mark you need to go back and read what I said the problem was in my first post. I don't have an emulsion I don't have any soap I have 90 litres of...
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    8th March 2019, 07:28 AM
    No wonder the build quality of Mussos is so unpredictable, the probably left a few bits behind in each country as they moved.
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    7th March 2019, 07:56 AM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Tilly the trouble is it isn't 'glop' like in consistency, it is about the consistency of margarine. So mixing anything with it is next to impossible...
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    5th March 2019, 09:25 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Tony yes this was the reprocessed sample. It finally settled to about 70% bio 20% glyc and 10% soap. So it looks like it should convert with a bit...
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    3rd March 2019, 07:54 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Tried the soap test, went a bit lumpy so popped the jar in the solar heater and it settled into 4 layers, from bottom, brown water, black byproduct,...
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    3rd March 2019, 12:26 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Thanks Tilly I didn't know that was the reason people use KOH . When I started making bio about 12 years ago I went to Scotcher fuels to get some...
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    2nd March 2019, 07:42 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Ok I mixed 10grams of NaOH with about 50ml of methanol warmed up 2 litres of 'fat' and mixed with paint mixer for 5 minutes. Put lid back on...
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    2nd March 2019, 09:18 AM
    That should make a difference, it probably has 8mm fuel line now which has an ID of about 6mm. 10mm iD is about 3x the volume. I reckon you are...
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    2nd March 2019, 09:05 AM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Oops yes I meant NaOH. The mixture is very thick even in 30 deg heat, it's like thickened cream, the good stuff not cheap brand. I have had it in...
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    28th February 2019, 05:33 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Thanks Tilly, I use CaOH not KOH I used 8 grams per litre, should have been 11.5 doh! Haven't made bio for over a year and was a bit rushed at the...
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    28th February 2019, 01:03 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    Not the answer I need, especially as I used around $50 worth of methanol.
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    26th February 2019, 04:36 PM
    Johnnojack started a thread Fat fail in Making Biodiesel
    I had an excess of fat which has built up over a couple of years and decided to make bio with it. Much warming in solar cooker, settling and...
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retired, now part time builder and contractor.

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4WD Isuzu Jackaroo 3.1 180000km on WVO,(2018) 2 tank home built system 6 solenoids heated filter, fuel line and tank pickup for thicker oil. Mk. 9 version now and no changes planned
Mercedes W201 190D 1986 model: no fuel mods except bigger fuel line from tank, running blend of 90% oil 10% petrol 5000km to date. Motor purrs but car has electrical gremlins

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