Fryer to Fuel...overkill?

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Fryer to Fuel...overkill?

Postby GOON924 » Fri May 16, 2008 1:35 pm

OK...just one more question. I'm sure you've all heard of these guys "Fryer to Fuel" (http://www.fryer-to-fuel.com). Looks like they have tried to replicate SunW's design and make the Holy Grail a turnkey system to buy as a package. Don't think it's horrible, just pricey, and besides the heating element, not much different.

But, they have one called the "F2F Ultimate Filtration Unit" (link here: http://www.fryer-to-fuel.com/store/product141.html). As far as the concept goes, is this just complete overkill for a filtration system? Is the 5 micron filtering before the CF really justifiable for the money? Or, is it just extra security knowing you just tried to combine multiple filtration options in one unit?
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Postby SunWizard » Fri May 16, 2008 3:37 pm

300 micron is all you need before the CF, any more is a waste of filter bags or cartridges, and waste of time.

2 drawbacks to their CF rig, the heat is not as good since its half the watts and you have to heat the entire barrel instead of just what goes in the CF, and the drain is in the side of the barrel instead of from the lowest point.
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Postby Welder » Fri May 30, 2008 9:34 pm

I agree with Sun.

It seems reasonable that people only need some sort of screen with a mesh count about 1/2 of the orifice size of the jets on any given CF unit.

I honestly think that either the folks at fryer-to-fuel don't understant the advantage of a CF or else they want a nice tidy little business selling replacement elements to unstudied greasers.

Certainly a filter should be in place after the CF, just as a preventative measure in case the CF failed somehow or something. It's doubtful that that would happen, but having a filter AFTER the CF prevents risking an IP from death by excessive goop in WVO.
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Postby SunWizard » Fri May 30, 2008 10:15 pm

Welder wrote:having a filter AFTER the CF prevents risking an IP from death by excessive goop in WVO.

Your vehicle filter is supposed to do that as well.
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