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I started to burn B100 in my furnace today after I heated and dried to 140 F it looks clear ,but I took a mason jar sample and when it cools below 80F it starts to get hazy. I'm thinking there must be hygenated oil in there or animal fats . If I have problems because the tank is in the basement and the temp is usually in the low 60's I could put a nozzle line heater on. Will the heater keep the bio above 80F when the burner is running alot in the winter? Any other suggestions?
 
Location: western new york | Registered: November 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It does not sound like it is dry. If all you did is heat it to 140 and then let is sit, that won't dry it. Put some in a jar in the fridge over night and see if it is cloudy.
 
Location: SF Bay Area | Registered: September 02, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I heated to 140F and used a air bubbler to circulate with a fan blowing over the top. I put a sample in the fridge and it showed up cloudy but I thought it was from hydganated oil or animal fat,which I had no control over. On a smaller scale I could put some in a pot on a hot plate and see if I have the same problem after the sample heats for a while and then cools. If it that shows that there's water how do I dry 30 gallons? I guess I'll see what happens to the sample first. The plate is going to heat a sample alot higher than my tank can.
 
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The way you dried it is the same way I do it. I don't remember the method not working well. You aren't bubbling air in from a big air compressor are you, they can add water to the bd if you don't have dry air. Do the hot plate thing and see what happens.
 
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Use one of the moisture tests described here
http://www.burnveg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=72



 
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I just use an aquiarum bubbler hitched to a steel pipe that's T'd on the end with 6"pipe on both ends of the T driiled with small holes. The bubble rod helps circulate the bio while the heating element is on. I ran the hot plate test up to 200F for a couple of minutes and let it cool to room temp. Poured a sample in a mason jar > Its definately clearer than the other sample. Proves I could do a better job of drying.
 
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