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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by David Shinn
Hello again IMB, Here is my report... I loaded up my car with 100 litres of the most horrible oil ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
Thanks IMB, Yes,I will ask Maurice to make the 1st post. David Shinn and myself "prepared " some of......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Thats a stunning reduction in catalyst.The extra electricity used can easily be reduced by adding in......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
I reacted another batch of oil at the weekend. After reading Maurice_Mynah's posts re using smaller ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Biodiesel in Ireland (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Trigger
What do you mean formula for lye? Do you mean how many grams per litre as your KoH base amount??? ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Biodiesel in Ireland (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Drum
Very helpful Trigger... thank you! I hope to have a go at my first batch in the next week. I will po......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Biodiesel in Ireland (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Trigger
Alright you headers hope your all well.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Biodiesel in Ireland (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Drum
Do you guys use a prewash (2or 3%?) to halt the processing reaction?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Biodiesel in Ireland (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Drum
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Discussion Topic  RE: What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
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Discussion Topic  RE: What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
guys i must tell i made some jello but isnt there a biodiesel ? there is my fotooge. please take a l......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by dukegrad98
I don't believe isopropyl alcohol will work at all. One of the chemistry guys around here (Wesley, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
sir i checked my bio again. i think i made jello but not much. i take a sample on it. and did the 50......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by Jon Heron
Looks like you made jello. Likely you used too much caustic, did you titrate and measure your chemi......
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Discussion Topic  What İs This Layer ? (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
This is my second try to make bio. First one is go to dumpster. Now i heat to oil 120 celcius to mak......
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
What would happen if there is a little dino oil left in the pump when we restart? Will it adversely......
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Thank you....
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Jon Heron
Veggie oil and or biodiesel is not the type of oil I am talking about, they will biodegrade/polymeri......
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Thanks for your advice. The little HF pumps are easy to drain. They pump oil during the processing......
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Jon Heron
Yep, just clean/rinse them out and store them with a light coating of oil. Cheers, Jon...
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Project23D
None of the above. Harbor Freight and other steel/iron pumps rust with water stored in them. Letti......
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Poll  mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Hi, I am restoring our school's biodiesel processor and want to see what advice you have for storin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Raven Processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by fabricator
I've never heard of them, but if you could post a picture we could probably figure it out....
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Discussion Topic  Raven Processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Col. Dexter Durlin
I recently bought a small Raven Processor but didnt get a manual with it does anyone have a copy or ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by Dgs
At least there is plenty of water around as his processor is in the bathroom!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by dukegrad98
Is anyone following one fire drill after another, and one "save my batch" post after another? This ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Wait until the oil is less than 65 degrees centigrade to add the methanol/caustic solution, then pro......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by fabricator
It will not be a problem if your methanol mixture has to sit for hours, your oil has to be under 140......
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Discussion Topic  İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
İ am making bio first time. when i am heating to oil 120 degree to make water go away i made my naoh......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Jon Heron
Long time no see JohnO! Hope all is well. Still using your double pumper? Cheers, Jon...
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Jon Heron
Yeh, thats what I have now. When I am demething a 1425L batch it runs for almost 24h unattended (WBD......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by johno
I've semi-automated, using relays. It is a big time saver. The manual parts are titration, weighin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Project23D
Automation would be the task of turning on/off pumps, opening/closing valves, monitoring temperature......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Jon Heron
In this area there is a couple of the big guys that are still aggressively going after my oil contra......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
Yeah, BrewPi and things like it are what gave me the idea that BD processing could be fully automate......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Project23D
have a look-see at this: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
I'm particularly interested in automation. I'm tinking the Raspberry Pi or some other mini computer......
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Discussion Topic  RE: theft (in Oil Collection) by Ryan P.
Rotten SOB.... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Jon Heron
If your making batches that small you could likely just shake the thing, no pump needed. I dont beli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dave silva
The idea of standing over an open vat of methanol & lye is pretty unthinkable to me. I was thinkin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by john galt
Coolers work well, however be very careful what you use to stir the mixture, the methanol fumes from......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dave silva
Ok, never mind the PVC. I came across a 5 gal and 10 gal drink cooler, the big round type from whic......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dukegrad98
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Hi Womble, looks like it will take 3 hours to do molecular sieve but silica gel will be much easier ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Womble
I bought one too and have been drying some zeolite in it. Using an IR thermometer I'm finding 2- 2 1......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Im testing the oven at the moment . Im using a deeper dish than the one supplied so that I can dry ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
I have found the most convenient way is with the gel in a correct size sieve and a hair dryer,takes ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Marko
Hi Imake, as I've no means of easily regenerating my silica gel, I've purchased the Aldi mini oven t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Kieran C.
Hi Rick G ......
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Discussion Topic  Storing the processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Hi, I am restoring our school's biodiesel processor and want to see what advice you have for storin......
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