So if you had to go back and do it again, or if you are just now starting, what prosessor style would you build? Keeping costs down here, not a multi thousand dollar unit, and looking for 100-150 gallon production a month only.
I'm going back and forth between the appleseed and a barrel style. The appleseed seems nice because it's just a bolt together kit, but I kind of want to save the couple hundred and go with a barrel style (I don't want to use a used WH). Are barrel style prosessors just as safe as using a WH?
Ideally, I'd like to find a cone bottom tank, but I know they're pricey.
What would everyone use? Are there some new prosessors I didn't mention that are better?
Check out www.murphysmachines.com (I think) to see his processor - the plans cost about $100 but they look to be VERY detailed and it sounds like Murphy is really helpful. He also has plans for a nice wvo collection system "Super Sucker" I think is what its called. Also, another good site to explore is www.journeytoforever.com.
Good luck, to you and me both.
After using an "appleseed" style processor when I first started making bio( almost 5 years ago!) I built an "open" style processor which I prefer much better. Check out my gallery for pics of the first one I built.
I think I'm going to do a processor based on a 55 gallon drum and weld on a cone bottom. Theres a surplus store here and they have a bunch of these dome like shaped pieces of metal. I think that would work pretty good to make a "conish" bottom. I found the cone bottom's online but it's $75 with shipping, when i can go get the dome for under 10.
I checked out your gallery before fabman, I'll check it again and look it over. Theres a post on the forum here with a 55 gallon cone bottom drum, then 2 other drums to wash and dry the fuel, I like how it's set up and it's actually what I was thinking of originally.