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Collecting, filtering and dewatering of WVO SVO vegetable oil. For Biodiesel producers too.

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Postby SunWizard » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:46 pm

Water settles in low spots, so if you have a dip, then large rise in your pipe, it can collect free water. Such as putting your pump on top of the barrel. Or putting your outlet from the barrel on the side instead of bottom. "continuously lower" means no rises.
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no low spots

Postby sacveggieguy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:37 pm

I have my barrel on a wooden platform about14in above ground then my plumbing runs from the bottom of the barrel to the pump which is approx 12in below the barrel

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Re: pickup

Postby canolafunola » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:01 pm

coachgeo wrote:
SunWizard wrote:.... The suction should come from the lowest point, and the pipe should go continuously lower until the pump. Otherwise you could get a pocket of water in your pipes."
Not understanding the end of that sentence. Probably need a mental picture for it to make since but Im drawing a blank instead.


How about: The drain hole from the drum should gravity feed tbe pump inlet. Is that better?
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Re: no low spots

Postby canolafunola » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:04 pm

You did it correctly. You didn't follow the photo like I did. :evil:
sacveggieguy wrote:I have my barrel on a wooden platform about14in above ground then my plumbing runs from the bottom of the barrel to the pump which is approx 12in below the barrel

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Re: pickup

Postby SunWizard » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:29 pm

canolafunola wrote:How about: The drain hole from the drum should gravity feed tbe pump inlet. Is that better?

No its not better. Since the pipe could dip, then rise again and still gravity feed as long as the pump is lower than the level of the VO. And this could trap water.
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Postby canolafunola » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:48 pm

How about this then?

The drain hole from the drum should gravity feed tbe pump inlet, plumbed so that a marble dropped into the hole will roll downhill to the pump inlet.
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Re: pickup

Postby coachgeo » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:01 pm

canolafunola wrote:
coachgeo wrote:...]Not understanding the end of that sentence. Probably need a mental picture for it to make since but Im drawing a blank instead.


How about: The drain hole from the drum should gravity feed tbe pump inlet. Is that better?
Yep, that straightens me out. Thanx
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sucess and operator error

Postby sacveggieguy » Sun May 11, 2008 12:35 pm

So I finally found my crud. I just was looking in the wrong place I didnt know the rotor came apart. I thought the crud came out of the jets and deposited the crud on the housing of the CF. I knew my setup was correct. So now im happy and have nice clean and water free grease.

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Postby BMW Fan » Sun May 11, 2008 3:15 pm

The main thing is, problem solved and you are happy with the result.
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CF

Postby sacveggieguy » Wed May 14, 2008 10:11 pm

Yes beemer fan and thanks.

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Re: sucess and operator error

Postby canolafunola » Wed May 14, 2008 10:20 pm

sacveggieguy wrote:So I finally found my crud. I just was looking in the wrong place I didnt know the rotor came apart. I thought the crud came out of the jets and deposited the crud on the housing of the CF. I knew my setup was correct. So now im happy and have nice clean and water free grease.

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Noooooo! You're pulling our legs. How could you have missed all the pics on the CF threads here and at infopop with rotors taken apart gunk inside. You're kidding right?
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Postby mikeshauling » Thu May 15, 2008 11:01 am

hey canola i thought i was the only one thinking that! I thought he had to be kidding about that too. Anyway glad to hear he got it figured out, im still learning new stuff daily myself. This is a great lil forum i hope it keeps growing, i enjoy everyones input and help on here!!
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