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Old 03-12-2011, 11:25 AM
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Bio noobs wanting to start brewing

I have converted my father in law and friends from dodge gassers to 7.3 drivers. So we have three 7.3s(01/03/01) we are wanting to fuel. None of us have experience with Any of this. We are looking at buying a processing station and have one restaurant committed for oil to get us started making fuel right. We have been looking at the Biodiesel Kits - Biodiesel Processors - Making Biodiesel systems but I am asking the Powerstroke guys what our trucks prefer as far as bio kits and what we should look into. Or if there is any members in/near DFW and wouldn't mind helping us get going.

THX for anything
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:23 PM
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that "kit" is a rip off.
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That's a pretty nice looking high priced kit.

I'm totally ignorant to Bio, but come on erbilabuc you need to offer more information.

You can't just leave a 1 sentence reply condemning the kit posted.
Back up your statement, why is it a ripoff?
How much processor experience do YOU have?

I like to build my own stuff, but some ppl like to buy premade products and are willing to pay the extra cost associated with those manufactured goods.

So why is it a ripoff, and what would be a better option for a turnkey kit?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:58 AM
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I built my first processor for about $350 ish.


Then I added settling stations and dry washing



Here is what I learned after many many trials, changes, and setups....
Dont waste your time with water washing! 5% prewash at the end of the conversion, settle out the glycerine, recover or heat out the methanol, let settle for as long as you can then dry wash. I used purolite in corny kegs. my buddy used ecopure and had good results.

after much tinkering and learning I jumped ship and now use a CF to filter wvo and burn it without conversion to the oil. you do need to convert the truck. I am in Anna not too far north from you.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:04 AM
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Tubular, awesome little fuel depot you got there.

Mine looks somewhat similar, but far messier.
I've toyed with the thought of doing Bio and WVO that way I would never have to stop at a fuel station again.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:19 AM
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Be careful about running biod and WVO. go look up skyskijason on frybird and his posts about that maybe 1-2 years ago. Biod is scary stuff to make. nasty stuff to make the reaction, the fumes are nasty and it takes lots of heat for a long time to do the reaction. Please be careful with the methoxide...
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:34 AM
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I'm talking distant future, I've got no clue about bio yet.
I'm still happy to run just WVO for now.
When I move to a bigger place and get off the grid, then I'll dip into bio.......

SkyskiJason is a well know name with me. I'm a big fan of his knowledge and have tried to get him to drive down my way. He also lives in GA
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 AM
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Jason stopped by my place on one of his many trips. He is a really good dude! Making bio in your garage is kinda scary. mixing methanol in your garage is freaky and you need some really good air flow.
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I say the kit is a rip off because its not worth the 3500$. I had double the amount of equipment and I paid 630$ for it. The thing is that with bio d you will always be upgrading to make it easier on you as far as storage of the wvo, the reaction mix, methoxide and final product. You will spend 3500$ on that kit and then realize you need to buy more tanks and pumps. Its not a POS kit, just really expensive.
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I say the kit is a rip off because its not worth the 3500$. I had double the amount of equipment and I paid 630$ for it. The thing is that with bio d you will always be upgrading to make it easier on you as far as storage of the wvo, the reaction mix, methoxide and final product. You will spend 3500$ on that kit and then realize you need to buy more tanks and pumps. Its not a POS kit, just really expensive.
post up some pics and diagrams for home bult bio processors
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