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Thread: Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Gold Coast

    Thumbs up Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

    Hi All....
    Been looking for a couple of weeks for bio diesel parts...and was beggining I was all alone with this venture ... then I found you lot.....just what I have been looking for..... Other peps who have been there, seen it and got the T shirt....
    HELLO ALL....

    Right then.. wher to start....Started to do the biodiesel process a few years ago but then stopped because of moving half way round the world. So 'sort off' know the process but what I need know is all the bits and bobs.
    Have been lloking for suppliers of the conicle tanks but cant seem to find any... Any where I can get them local'ish to the Gold Coast or a tonne of other bits as well. like the piping, tubing , which should nt be a problem getting....
    Or if anybody has a spare complete setup in there back pocket

    Anyway.... Now I've found you all. lurking here. I expect I'll be posting away, to my hearts content....
    Cheers Dave

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

    Welcome to the forum. It is refreshing to see new people with their enthusiasm.

    Unfortunately, I doubt that I can help you because I am in WA and do not know the SE QLD suppliers and manufacturers. There will be input soon from people in your area.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Sunshine Coast, QLD

    Re: Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony From West Oz View Post
    It is refreshing to see new people with their enthusiasm.
    We'll knock that out of him.

    I got all my piping bits and valves from Reece. I got a 200 litre an hours pump from ebay and made my own vessel. I had a welder roll and weld the cone. But I marked and cut it out.

    Cost was 100 there. You might get away with 200 if they cut, roll and weld the lot.

    You can get plumbing diagrams from

    Good luck and let us know how you gwt along.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Re: Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

    Welcome! Where did you move to Oz from?

    You can buy cone bottom poly tanks, but if you want a steel one based on a 44 you'll have to get it fabbed up.

    Alternatively you can do what I have done (and many others) and use an old hot water tank as per the "Appleseed" design (look it up!). It has a few advantages e.g. insualtion, built in threaded inlets/outlets (no fab required), built in heating element/thermostat. And you can usually pick one up for free from a plumbers (ask them for one that doesn't leak, as most of them do!)

    The main disadvantages are that it doesn't have a cone bottom (unless you turn it upside down) and you can't see inside it. But I haven't had any problem with mine in over a year and it makes great biodiesel.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    gold coast

    Smile Re: Hello All.......Wow I;m not alone....Parts !!

    hows things working for you do you nesd some one to help you ,if so get hold of me im in the gold coast


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