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    Photos of Oil Collection/ Filtration gear

    Here's something I knocked up today from

    -A syringe / medical waste trolley
    -An eyebath basin

    A couple of cuts and welds and voila.

    I have an oil source who is happy to give me all his cottonseed, but he wanted something to make it easy to pour it directly (hot) into the drums.

    I had all sorts of stupid ideas like tacking a frame together and then rolling a funnel cone from some sheet, then riveting, welding etc.

    Ten bucks worth of crap from the tipshop was much easier in the end.

    Pic attached below.

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    Re: Photos of Oil Collection/ Filtration gear

    Dave,
    Is the new funnel inserted into the 20 L drum, or just above the drum?

    If it does not go into the drum, there is a likelihood that the drum may move, allowing the oil to miss the opening and splatter over the floor.

    Just a thought,
    Tony
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    Re: Photos of Oil Collection/ Filtration gear

    Actually there are some backstops welded on the bottom so when you push the drum in it lines up Ok.

    In the end the guys didn't want the stand, just took the basin as a funnel - a bit dodgy if you ask me - pouring hot oil into something unsupported, but he insisted on doing it that way.

    I've since found a source about two minutes away from home, about 30 litres a week of cottonseed, so that stand is about to get converted into a drum trolley.

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