ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

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ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby thangwook » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:21 am

I got the idea of using this juicer to use as a centrifuge from the Greasecar Forums (no longer around). It looks very similar to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS26K9xt3Zg

I was able to waterproof the bowl by duct tapping the inner walls of the bowl and sealing with liquid nails. When it came time to test, the WVO that comes out is frothy looking like it had been carbonated. It has tons of bubbles but after a while it settles out clear. Did I do something wrong? Is the WVO from centrifuges suppose to come out clear instead of being full of bubbles?

Please help. Thanks!
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Re: ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby SunWizard » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:54 am

I created and then tested that idea and posted about it over 9 years ago. See this thread here:
Cheap centrifuge testing - an Acme juicerator, it works!
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Re: ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby SunWizard » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:59 am

Air bubbles are not a problem and go away quickly.
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Re: ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby thangwook » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:31 am

you sir, are a genius! thank you for the help!

Does the oil need to be heated? I have the juicer being fed from the output of my cold upflow barrel.
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Re: ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby SunWizard » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:39 am

No, it doesn't have to be heated, but it works about 10x faster if heated. (depends how cold or hot you are talking about, I like 140F and discuss temp in that thread.)
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Re: ACME Juicerator 6001 as centrifuge

Postby thangwook » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:33 pm

your idea with drilling the holes worked like a charm!!! I drilled 4 holes equidistant with each other and at the location where the bowl just flattens out toward the center. it was spinning smoothly and was able to let it run while i did other things. I ran the centrifuge for an hour but there was no residue stuck to the walls. The source of my oil came out of my cold upflow barrel. i guess the oil out of the cold upflow is really clean.
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