Suspended Glycerin? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Suspended Glycerin?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-17-2007, 06:17 PM
AndysFords AndysFords is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fitzpatrick Alabama
Posts: 1,076
AndysFords is starting off with a positive reputation.
Suspended Glycerin?

I made a 40 gal batch, and it looked great, but when I let it sit over night, the next day, it seemed to have glycerin floating in it, big blobs all the way down to the bottom, but the weird thing is, I pulled off a sample jar and sat it be side the drum, and even though it came out of the drum, it looks fine. Is this too much lye? I've never seen anything look like that. Or could this have something to do with not enough methanol? How does the amount of methanol make a difference? I made a test batch with 10% and it reacted, but took longer to settle out than the 20% I normally use. I have always used 20% for all my batches, but figured it the test batch reacted, it would save me half the cost, but now this? What does this mean? Can it be fixed, or is the batch ruined?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-17-2007, 09:24 PM
fabmandelux's Avatar
fabmandelux fabmandelux is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Paradise Found!
Posts: 26,370
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 AndysFords
How does the amount of methanol make a difference? I made a test batch with 10% and it reacted, but took longer to settle out than the 20% I normally use. I have always used 20% for all my batches, but figured it the test batch reacted, it would save me half the cost, but now this?

Incomplete reaction.........NEVER EVER GO LESS THAN 16 %!!

Trying to save money on Methanol is fine, just recover it AFTER the reaction.

Yes, you can save it, just heat it back up, and add the remaining methanol.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
reintroduction of Glycerine. Rushmore X Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 1 01-30-2009 03:13 PM
is my process wrong TxFordGuy Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 5 07-26-2008 09:59 PM
Hit and miss test batches blkbeast Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 11 05-07-2008 05:47 PM
NaOH doesn't disolve completely? Rushmore X Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 18 02-04-2007 05:41 PM
Whoops AndysFords Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 18 12-29-2006 11:47 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
glycerin, suspended

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.


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.