Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Talking New pictures!!!!

I posted some pics in my gallery of some of the new equipment for my new processer. Check them out and let me know what you think.

FABMANDELUX.
__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2006, 09:51 PM
cookie88's Avatar
cookie88 cookie88 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 13,244
cookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant future
f250juggernaut
Dunno what any of it's for, but anything with an auger welded to it is cool.
__________________
Scott
His: 01 F-250 Lariat, 7.3, ZF-6, NV271
Hers: 06 Freestar SEL 4.2l
79 Bronco Ranger XLT.. used be the driver, now waiting to become the project.
96 Grand Marquis LS... 25 mpg commuter
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2006, 10:33 AM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by cookie88
Dunno what any of it's for, but anything with an auger welded to it is cool.
Scott: One of the hardest parts of using WVO or biodiesel is filtering the "nasties" out of the oil. This machine will dump the "cubes" [4.2 gal, 40lbs EACH] 2 at a time by air pressure into a rotary screen cleaner. The auger is for taking the "nasties" out the other end.

This machine will take the WORK out of pouring HUNDREDS of cubes per week. Plus it will give me a lot cleaner oil to go into the new 500 gal heater.

__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2006, 12:56 PM
cookie88's Avatar
cookie88 cookie88 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 13,244
cookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant future
f250juggernaut
Ah....a scraper, got it. Do you also filter it before processing, or is it sufficient to screen the big chunks and let it ride?
__________________
Scott
His: 01 F-250 Lariat, 7.3, ZF-6, NV271
Hers: 06 Freestar SEL 4.2l
79 Bronco Ranger XLT.. used be the driver, now waiting to become the project.
96 Grand Marquis LS... 25 mpg commuter
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2006, 11:56 PM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by cookie88
Ah....a scraper, got it. Do you also filter it before processing, or is it sufficient to screen the big chunks and let it ride?
The holes are 1/16", thats plenty small enough to pump to the main heating tank. The heating tank has a trap that catches the smaller "stuff" before it goes to the mix tank.

FABMANDELUX.
__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2006, 01:22 AM
cookie88's Avatar
cookie88 cookie88 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 13,244
cookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant future
f250juggernaut
I've seen a few pictures of the final product that were so clear it looked like a beer in a glass jar....is there no filtering required during the conversion process to get bio that clean when startng with WVO? Everything comes out during the heating/transferring processes?
__________________
Scott
His: 01 F-250 Lariat, 7.3, ZF-6, NV271
Hers: 06 Freestar SEL 4.2l
79 Bronco Ranger XLT.. used be the driver, now waiting to become the project.
96 Grand Marquis LS... 25 mpg commuter
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2006, 10:06 AM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by cookie88
I've seen a few pictures of the final product that were so clear it looked like a beer in a glass jar....is there no filtering required during the conversion process to get bio that clean when startng with WVO? Everything comes out during the heating/transferring processes?
Mornin Scott, Yep, most everything comes out in the heating stage. After it's mixed any remaining solids will settle out overnight. In my case however, since I've switched to the hydrocyclone, it now comes out within 15-20 min. If I can figure out how to post pics in the threads, I'll post some of my bio. And yes your right mine is a pale yellow, and you can read a newspaper through it!

FABMANDELUX.
__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-10-2006, 08:45 AM
Phydeaux88's Avatar
Phydeaux88 Phydeaux88 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: South Texas Coast
Posts: 1,569
Phydeaux88 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Phydeaux88 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Fab
Once again tell us why you dont wash you Bio.
Have you had it tested for free fatty acids?
__________________
2006 F350 4X4 Crew Cab King Ranch edition strictly factory, for now.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-10-2006, 09:16 AM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phydeaux88
Fab
Once again tell us why you dont wash you Bio.
Have you had it tested for free fatty acids?

Several reasons actually: #1, Washing creates the chance of creating an emulsion, and is very hard to deal with.
#2, To do an effective wash you need to use 1/3 the amount of water as bio x 3 washes. In my case that is 1,300 gal of wash water/mo to dispose of, and you just can't dump it on the ground! As we are hopefully going to expand to around 5,000 gal/mo this year, that will increase the wash water to 4,950 gallons per mo to dispose of!
#3, IF you let it settle for at least 4 weeks the excess methanol will evaporate, and the excess KOH will settle to the bottom of the tank. I use this "slime" mixed with WMO and glycerol to fuel my process.

In the last 2 years I've sent 2 samples out for testing. Both tests met ASTM standards so I can see no reason to wash.

I am now making more than I can use, so we've been selling the excess as Off-Road fuel to area farmers. This allows me to sell it without paying ANY taxes on it. We currantly sell it for $2.00 per gallon, and since I blend it with 1 percent dino-diesel I can receive the $1.00/gal rebate from the feds.

FABMANDELUX.
__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2006, 07:35 PM
BigF350 BigF350 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 18,348
BigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputation
adrian.erks.harris adrianerksharris
So - starting a refinery soon fabman?
__________________
Adrian | 2005 4x4 Diesel Courier CrewCab in Aus | 2012 4x4 CC/SB F250 6.7 in the US
2000 4x4 SC/LB F350 7.3 ZF-6 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2006, 07:39 PM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 21,538
fabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputationfabmandelux has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigF350
So - starting a refinery soon fabman?
My new plant should be in production this month......................

FABMANDELUX.
__________________
Oregon Chapter Leader My friends call me Don.
"I always keep a supply of stimulants handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy" WC Fields

RIP Steve Price. A true friend and a tireless supporter of FTE
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 07:39 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup