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Old 02-10-2008, 07:05 PM
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Question Linnseed Oil? (sp)

I have an opportunity to get some linnseed oil and was wondering if anyone has used this, is it similiar to peanut or a vegetable oil that can be used for the production of biodiesel?

Will it work or will I be making soap....What do you all think???

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As long as it isn't "boiled" linseed oil it should work.
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Thanks Fab I will check, did not know to ask that question.....Bill
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I've never thought of linseed oil for anything other than oiling the wood on my guitar or some furniture. All of the bottles I have seen say "Boiled" on the label.

What's the difference between the boiled and the non-boiled?
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Have you tried the linseed oli sounds like a bad recipe when you heat it but i could be wrong
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Not yet been to darn cold here, today better almost 15....at least thats above zero......will let you how it works if it ever warms up!!!
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Linseed oil is the another name for Flax seed oil. I don't know how it will work for Bio but it should make your engine healthier. If I can find more info I will post.
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Here is what I found in a quick search of the Biodiesel Forum. Use of Flax Seed Oil aka Linseed Oil, not recommended. It has a high IV (Iodine Value) and is classified as a drying oil. This drying characteristic is why it is used in paints and finishes. It tends to gum things up rather easily. I would suspect that these properties would be somewhat present in the processed Biodiesel. I would definitely recommend test batches.
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Interesting. I seem to recall a number of years ago a custom harvester that pissed off another custom harvester in Colorado or Wyoming...and one poured a small bottle of iodine in the fuel tank of one of the other's combine...something about the iodine causing the engine on the $100K piece of farm machinery to seize.
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