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    Waste Veg Oil System

    Here's some pics and explanation of my WVO system

    In this pic you see the 80 gallon clean/processing tank made out of SS. It has about 30 feet of 1/2" titanium line coiled in it for hot water from the diesel fired boiler to heat the tank. The boiler is a Pro Heat and sitting right below the red expansion tank made out of an air tank. There is a hydrolic (sp) pump that pumps the oil up to and drives the centrifuge once the oil reaches about 140.

    The Pro Heat also provides hydronic heat for my bus & hot water, it can also be plumed into my engine for pre heating it in cold weather but not done at this time. The pump and tank has several 3 way valves so I can pump from anywhere to anywhere.
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    This is the centrifuge that spins at about 7,000 rpm slinging the dirt to the wall and caking there it also suspends water as long as it is spinning.
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    Pretty cool Charley.
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    Is this a mobile unit? Do you have any drawings showing the movement of the oil?
    keith
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    I have one somewhere but don't know where but basically I pump oil into the big ss tank using the pump you see on the floor to the left, it has 2 3way valves on it one at suction side and one at pressure side. I turn on the pro heat and when it gets hot enough I start the pump pumping now from the tank up to the centrifuge, then the oil just gravity feeds back down into the ss tank. I usually run it continuous overnight, it will do 60 gallons an hour so by letting it run for 8 hours it gets it really clean. I can then either pump it into the tank in the engine compartment that serves as my fuel tank or into a storage tank in the front bay. I have about 250 gallons of oil right now.
    Millermatic 140
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    Plasma Trace (custom built by me)
    Victor O/A torch HVAC size
    Craftsman 15" floor model drill press
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    Porter Cable 60 gallon compressor
    Clarke parts washer
    Craftsman 10" table saw
    Ryobi 8 1/2" sliding miter saw
    Homemade bench top english wheel
    Homemade plannishing hammer
    Tons of hand power tools
    1500 sq ft shop
    & an over active imagination

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    Good info, Thanks!
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    Nice setup. I'm looking into what I will need for a conversion. So far I have the truck and a diesel engine in the garage.
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    That's great, Charley!
    I was about to build a WVO system til the tax collector towed my two diesel vehicles... something abt parking in the wrong place for too long???
    Had a pooqwat and a vovo. both w turbos.
    But they gone now.
    Gonna try alcohol when I get the plumbing project done.
    Best
    rc

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    That's great, Charley!
    I was about to build a WVO system til the tax collector towed my two diesel vehicles... something abt parking in the wrong place for too long???
    Had a pooqwat and a vovo. both w turbos.
    But they gone now.
    Gonna try alcohol when I get the plumbing project done.
    Best
    rc
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