cold upflow setteling before cf?

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cold upflow setteling before cf?

Postby gary » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:19 pm

I just picked uo 4 15 gallon barrels of oil and the supplier needs the barrels asap and I cant use that much now so is a 55 gallon drum the best way to store and cold upflow as I need and than cf?
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cold settlilg barrle

Postby gary » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:55 pm

Also Am I best to do this in the basement at 55-60 or outside shed in nj where it can go to 0 but average 30-40f for rest of winter?
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Re: cold upflow setteling before cf?

Postby SunWizard » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:17 pm

gary wrote:I just picked uo 4 15 gallon barrels of oil and the supplier needs the barrels asap and I cant use that much now so is a 55 gallon drum the best way to store and cold upflow as I need and than cf?

Yes plastic barrel, but no cold upflow needed, just pump from the top down, and don't use the bottom 4-6".
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Re: cold settlilg barrle

Postby SunWizard » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:18 pm

gary wrote:Also Am I best to do this in the basement at 55-60 or outside shed in nj where it can go to 0 but average 30-40f for rest of winter?

Where it is easiest to use since the CF can handle any water and particles.
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Postby HoldOnTight » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:16 pm

Sunwizard, why pull oil off the top if he is going to CF the oil anyway?

Seems to me that it is wasteful and an opportunity for oil to get mold contamination...which would persist to cause problems. If the CF is so good at pulling out the dirt, why not stir up the drum and then CF the whole friggin batch?
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Postby SunWizard » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:32 pm

Because if you have already settled a lot of the water and particles, why stir it up and make it take longer to CF? If its a visible layer of free water it can take extra hours. It depends on how wet it is.

I haven't had or heard of mold contamination problems in cold upflow settling.
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