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Old 01-21-2011, 01:04 PM
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I have been doing some reading in here... WOW I am looking at possibly constructing a Bio Diesel set-up for my own use, maybe a friend here or there. I have read quite a bit on FabMan's research.. My question is this.. (DON'T SHOOT ME) where do i start? Plans? Vessells, suggested ideas. Where can I purchase the ingredients needed etc?
I will be hopefully purchasing my 97 F250 with a 7.3 Powerstroke, and would like an alternate energy source.
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You may have already seen this, but this is a great place to get sorted out in the beginning:How to Make Biodiesel at Home
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BTW, get your source of waste oil figured out before starting anything.
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Lots of info to read, and ideas to ponder. The Open method seems the best, I am skeptical on the appleseed method with the water wash. I would really like to see some good photos and schematics of building an "open" system
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I run the most basic and primitive system, (by todays standard), and use modified drums to process and water wash. I do single stage reactions.
From left to right is my wash tank, processor, and methoxide mixer.

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Binuya: Thanks for the photo. I am overhwhelmed at the options, and set ups of bio systems. I was looking at the B100? site lastnight with the modified water heater reactor etc. I am just not sure where to even start. I would say i would produce40-50 gals a week. Bear with me, as I over read alot. haha
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