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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    G'day
    Gates Barracuda bio-proof hose , Ebay ( search tag word "biodiesel" )
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    Re: Traveling To Melbourne

    Hi Jens
    I can help with some good clean oil in Sydney , Inner west near Syd Uni
    pm for a phone number
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    Re: Glycerol / glycerine / byproduct pre wash

    [QUOTE=tillyfromparadise;64970]
    At about 5:30 am I turn the heater on

    I like your methodology Tilly , but is the timing critical ? bugger starting work that early :)
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    Re: Making biodiesel while maximising PV usage

    Won't tapping into the very high voltage ( 3-400 v ) coming from the solar cause the inverter to shut down if the voltage it sees becomes below it's operating range ? I forget how Mr. Ohm would put...
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    Re: SVO powered Terrano died need help

    I believe acetone is the go.
    Maybe hard to get since all the "tourism" paranoia began . . . .
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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    Hi Tony ,
    not neutralising the raw biodiesel glycerol by-product .
    I have not read of this for glyc cattle-feeding , which I believe is
    common in U.S. factory-farms, where it's used as a...
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    Re: feeding glycerine to cattle

    Methanol is often added to aneorobic digesters (biogas plants ) to stimulate the bugs that fart methane. The bugs are
    of numerous species, derived from a cows first stomach contents, and enjoy the...
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    Re: SS Hot water tank as Biodiesel Processor.

    G'day Tony
    I have just been modifying half a dozen s/s solar storage tanks for use as woodchip drywash cannisters for a project.
    Various brands/models , but all similar in that the in/out sockets...
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    Re: Heating the house with bio

    [QUOTE=3DB;63201]Hey Matt - being in the electricity industry, you might have come across some newer pole-top and padmount transformers that use vege oil for insulation?

    Is the oil in a...
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    Re: Embarrassing lack of torque

    Johnno , referring to the last 2 sentences above : What is it you have to do , exactly ?

    Anyone done an injector pump cleanout with a solvent e.g. acetone ? Facet-pumping from a bottle ,...
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    Re: Making regulator valve removal tool.

    like so . . . .
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    Oil available Sydney

    Very good quality used veg oil , no fats or water , titrates 3 or less .
    SVO or BD
    Got too much for usual requirements.
    In sealed 20 litre drums

    located inner west Sydney
    0407 234 339
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    Re: PVC Fuel Tank

    QUOTE=cYou will need some form of baffling if you do not have a sump

    I baffled a PVC sewer pipe "tank " by using straight coupler/joiner fittings ,
    with a circular piece of 3mm flat PVC sheet...
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    NSW - Central Sydney , plenty of good clean canola ( < 1 percent FFA , dry ) filtered if sufficient notice given
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    Re: Filter and Primer choices

    I had the same problem , primer pump diaphram on filter was rotted by BD , sucked air.
    Unscrewed plunger cap ( what you place fingers on and push for hours to get prime after filter change on...
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    Re: Best blend thinner discussion

    tbird , cottontop ,
    you may be brave enough to try " cracking" plastics and risk exposure to lethal , persistant chemicals ( PCB's PAH's ) ,
    but PLEASE keep clear of the neighbours !
    . . . . and...
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    Re: Ideas from an Aussie Newbie

    Why go down the biodiesel road at all ? Consider SVO for on-farm vehicles. Easier with new oil .
    If you must have ethanol ( I know I do , in moderation of course ) a high yield per hectare , drought...
  18. Re: What are the Rings used for in a Screw Oil Press? - How do they work????

    The oil is squeezed out between the bars that surround the screw/worm shaft , which have very small gaps between them.
    Pressure of the slow turning screw presses the seed as it is forced against...
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    Re: New Methods #2. The Imisides Method

    The most appealing aspect of this method is the promise of less soap made due to less water formation at
    meth and reaction stages .
    perhaps a soap test would be in order - by titration or water...
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    BD Processor, stainless steel

    All -stainless Biodiesel processor , 120 Litres per batch.
    NEW $3,600

    Complete system from oil settling to fuel filtering , with quality parts for safe , reliable and simple production of...
  21. re: Was Biodiesel from coconutoil - Now "Use of coconut oil as SVO"

    Good idea , Tony
    but CNO is no different from other SVO practice , just better . . . . :)
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    Phil ,
    I wrote a reply that took so long that I was logged out, so here is an abbreviated one.
    "Power" for a heat exchanger is the waste heat from engine , usually delivered to one side of the...
  23. re: Was Biodiesel from coconutoil - Now "Use of coconut oil as SVO"

    Tony is right , CNO is the ideal oil to use straight and unconverted to BD.
    My experience was of lower yields of BD than other oils in normal base/methanol processing .

    Although consisting of a...
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    Aust plants for BD feedstock ?

    A study on native/naturalised plants for biodiesel feedstock :

    https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/10-216 (see download link there)

    no research on yield/hectare or economy of harvest etc...
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    Re: Converting these vehicles

    Hello again Dave ( still up there eh ?)

    Note that putting a prefilter in the line before the main filter can mean a challenge when it comes to change it. You dont have the fuel non-return function...
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