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I've been selling the PID Controllers for almost 2 years but they are only advertised as part of a control box package.

Since you have mentioned it, I will start selling just the PID and thermocouples.

This is an automation box (in kit form) I've been selling for the past couple years. It is designed to compliment my MM500 system.
http://www.murphysmachines.com/MM500PIDbox.html

I also sell a smaller version without the timer that has fewer power relays but never got around to advertising it unless a customer asked.

I was going to add a bunch of new products this past winter but my new Waste Oil Boiler System kind of kept me tied up.

Here's a nifty little pump I designed for feeding small amounts of waste oil to a heater:

Its not up on my website yet either but we are working on it. Does 0 to 3 gallons per hour and is not affected much by oil temperature or viscosity.


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I have had a temp controller up on my site for a long time. I use it to control the temp on the reflux column for methanol recovery.

http://www.nebraskabiopro.com/index1.html

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Murphy,
That's a nice looking pump. I'm thinking something like that could also be used for metering unfinished biodiesel through a drywash column.
 
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That is a neat pump.

Murphy you could also put up that float switch as a separate item (the stainless steel ball on pin one which comes with the kit). Great product.

I saw that StorminNorman on your site. I still think the biodiesel sales websites could significantly improve on their range of products.. things like vacuum pumps, a range of PIDs, heaters and electrical components, compressed air operated methanol pumps, air operated methoxide mixers, 1-2 micron final product fuel filters (like the Bio-Tek), metering devices etc. I know all these items can probably be purchased with some shopping around online, but it is nice to have these in the one place..or by one place meaning between all the online biodiesel supply stores in your favorites tab you can find these and compare similar products for the best price.
 
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Here's a few placed that I know carry things you'd asked about.

Vacuum Pumps
-Murphys Machines
http://murphysmachines.com/supersuckerpump.html

PID's:
- Murphys Machines
http://www.murphysmachines.com/MM500PIDbox.html

- Gordo Sales
http://heaterssensorsandcontrols.com/catalog/

Heat Controller:
- Nebraska BioPro
http://www.nebraskabiopro.com/index1.html

Heating & Electrical Components:
- UBS
http://www.utahbiodieselsupply.com/electrical.php
http://www.utahbiodieselsupply.com/drumheater.php
http://www.utahbiodieselsupply...gsupplies.php#heater

- Gordo Sales
http://heaterssensorsandcontrols.com/catalog/

- Rilla Biofuels
http://rillabiofuels.com/

- Nebraska BioPro
http://www.nebraskabiopro.com/index1.html (Immersion heaters on left)

Compressed Air Operated Methanol Pumps:
- Northern Tool
http://www.northerntool.com/sh...mode+matchallpartial

- Harbor Freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/c...taf?Itemnumber=93755

Air Operated Methoxide Mixers
- Turner Biodiesel
http://turnerbiodiesel.com/pro...umps_-metering_pumps

Metering Pumps For Dry Wash
- UBD
http://www.utahbiodieselsupply.com/drywashpumps.php
- Turner Biodiesel
http://turnerbiodiesel.com/pro...umps_-metering_pumps

Final Filters 1-2 Micron
- Murphys Machines
http://murphysmachines.com/fuel_filters.html
- JME Sales
http://www.jmesales.com/catego...odiesel-Filters.aspx
- Arbor Biofuels
http://yhst-87543530580667.sto...ilter-gr497-3-4.html

Tygon Tubing
- US Plastic
http://www.usplastic.com/catal...6&clickid=topnavmenu

Also, Boss Buck has discontinued making the 55 Gal Cones for Biodieseler's
They're still technically available, but galvanized; which isn't good to use for Biodiesel.
-Boss Buck
http://www.bossbuck.com/
http://www.bossbuck.com/products/parts/lids.html

However, if you'd like to build your own cone, I know Murphys Machines has instructions for doing so in his processor plans:
http://murphysmachines.com/biodiesel_processor.html

Someone also mentioned that there's something on JTF about how to build one, but I have no idea if it's any good or not as much of the info on that site can be questionable at times.

As has been noted, several online Biodiesel retailers together carry a wide selection of products & services. Some have wider selections than others and some have the ability to offer greater support than others.

As with anything, do your research, ask around, and do what works for you.




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We also will be offering the one piece deep dish cone with a 1" npt fitting welded on. The cone will be approx, 5-6 gallons and made from heavy duty 16 gauge steel. Easy to weld. The cone will also fit most drums and only cost $45 + shipping. It will be on the website in a few days to preorder. We need to make tooling to spin them. Very expensive and time consuming.


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well I guess I've been told :P
 
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Originally posted by PbIntoAu:
Murphy,
That's a nice looking pump. I'm thinking something like that could also be used for metering unfinished biodiesel through a drywash column.


Thanks!

As it is configured, it will not work for a dry-wash system. Once I get caught up with a few things, I'll be working on a version of it that will be compatible with what the dry-washing needs are.
For right now, its just a waste oil heater feed pump.


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That is a neat pump.

Murphy you could also put up that float switch as a separate item (the stainless steel ball on pin one which comes with the kit). Great product.

Thanks! Yup, I plan to put it up soon. When my web-guru does the next major update, I'll have her stick it in there.


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A questions about your pump.
I am guessing that the disc on the electric motor drives the rod back and forth and this is the pumping action of a recipricating piston pump.
Is there a wrist pin connecting the rod to the plunger/piston?
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Originally posted by Murphy:
Here's a nifty little pump I designed for feeding small amounts of waste oil to a heater:

Its not up on my website yet either but we are working on it. Does 0 to 3 gallons per hour and is not affected much by oil temperature or viscosity.
 
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A questions about your pump.
Is there a wrist pin connecting the rod to the plunger/piston?


No. The piston and cylinder body pivot up and down with the reciprocating action.

For the purpose of my burners, the pump is normally set for about a 1 inch total stroke or less which works out to about 1 gallon per hour.. This causes the piston to pivot less than 1/2 inch.


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As it is configured, it will not work for a dry-wash system. Once I get caught up with a few things, I'll be working on a version of it that will be compatible with what the dry-washing needs are.
For right now, its just a waste oil heater feed pump.


Murphy,
Could you tell us what the difference would be? Thanks,

Hugh
 
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The big ones are pressure and volume. It doesn't have enough of either.


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Originally posted by Murphy:
The big ones are pressure and volume. It doesn't have enough of either.


Murphy, Thanks for the reply. Some of us already run at low volumes and gravity flow through the media so it looked like an interesting pump for that purpose.

I've been using the small black Facet fuel pumps with good results. They are low volume already and can be throttled down with a needle valve where necessary. But they can't be controlled like your design.

Thanks again,
Hugh
 
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I was using the little facet cube pumps also to fuel my waste oil boiler but got sick of all the problems it has.

While they are reliable pumps, they are not reliable in the volume they produce. A tiny change in temperature / viscosity or if a hair or other small particle gets caught inside, they radically change output volume.

After I get a few of the MP-1 units sold (pictured above), I'll be working on an MP-2 that will be able to do the dry wash stuff.


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