official WVO thread

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by RufusTheRam, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Motorman

    Motorman Member

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    Don't need to use it, they just can. By using a centrifuge they force the contaminants and water to separate from the grease (IE different weights....common use is to separate blood). Just another way to end up with clean usable product that is fairly fast. Settling time and filtering is the most common method, slow but inexpensive. Most people don't have a centrifuge in their tool bag.
     
  2. RenegadeT

    RenegadeT no shirt,no shoes,no dice Moderator

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    Like the Webb Vormax, now owned by Racor? I think its "snake oil", but the claim is that it slings the water out.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    Not to slow if you heat it first
     
  4. dweymer

    dweymer New Member

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    Carl,

    I am in Willow spring, and would really like to check out your system. I am planning on converting my excursion.

    D
     
  5. Futbalfantic

    Futbalfantic Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone use an 55 drum with there system with a vavle at the bottem?
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    Using the 55 gal for What? in bed tank or storage. Filtering? Heating/dewatering?
     
  7. Futbalfantic

    Futbalfantic Well-Known Member

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    Filtering heating/dewartering
     
  8. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    :popcorn:
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    I use a 55 gal drum with a 5500 watt hot water heater element at the bottom. it takes about 45min to 1hour to heat up enough to filter. I heat it twice. I heat it up then let is sit for a few days for the water and other crap to settle then heat it up and filter. then I let it settle again before use it.
     
  10. antimattr

    antimattr New Member

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    Where do you guys get your metal barrels?

    Is anyone using an "oil drum" (like those used for residential dyed diesel)?

    Right now I just have plastic barrels from state surplus but they are not open top.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    I get them from 401 video in Garner
     
  12. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Other WVO filtration/dewatering methods?

    Carl, thanks for your help the other evening! :beer:

    What process are you other WVO burners using to filter/dewater your grease?

    :popcorn:

     
  13. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to see all you guys running WVO and putting a dent in petrolium consumption. Funny how years ago when I converted my truck (before the WVO hype)my thread got deleted for fear of not paying taxes and promting that sort of thing on this board. Funny how times change.
     
  14. Bluescout

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    OH its very FUNNY :shaking:
     
  15. hobie

    hobie Sub-par Moderator

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    hobie Sub-par Moderator

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  17. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  18. YellowjeepCj

    YellowjeepCj Well-Known Member

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    Made biodiesel this week

    Here are a few pictures. My 17 year old designed and built the processor as part of an FFA project in school.

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  19. 8379qtj10

    8379qtj10 Well-Known Member

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    Using this on the Benz

    I have spent my free time doing a WVO conversion on my 83 300SD

    Super Easy...I got "how-to" file online that makes use of only off the shelf parts

    Finishing the tank at night
    Heated Fuel Filter , Heat exchanger,12 Volt Heater, Heated Tank and pick-up tube,and heated fuel hose.

    Filtering the WVO is the trick
    I use a two drum set-up 50 micron Washable Nylon bag then a 5 Micron filter bag setup

    I'll get pics up when finished
     
  20. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    I use a 5/1 micron bag I find the filter on the truck last alot longer than using just a 5 micron
     
  21. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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  22. McCracken

    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    so after a few years what seems to be the general consensus about what system to use? I keep telling myself I'm going to convert but just haven't. these prices nowadays have sent me over the edge.

    i understand the water issue but have these systems done anything different to help out with that?
     
  23. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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  24. McCracken

    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    anybody??
     
  25. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    I have been running 50/50 mix in my 200 350 psd for over a month now with no problems. Thinking by end of summer I may buy a 2 tank system. Not sure wich one yet though.
     

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