Generally speaking, clean used wvo should look somewhat like iced tea. Definitely not murky or cloudy.
Yeah, a cf will do a better job than a water heater and bag filter set up. I'm not running one yet, but it's on my wish list.
Couple of points for consideration:
1) Heat the oil to 140* or better in the water heater for 4 hours.
2) Turn the heat off and let the oil cool a minimum of 48 hours (roughly 100*). The longer it sits and cools, the more water / crud will settle out.
3) Drain 3-5 gallons off the bottom at this time
4) If you need to heat the oil again (oil is thick), heat it to 100* and then push it through your filter. If my oil is under 85*, I'll heat it back up to 100*.
How many miles do you usually get out of the wvo filter on the vehicle?
I am just getting started and am trying to get some oil processed and stored up ahead of time. At present, I don't have enough oil recourses to go ahead with the total system. I'll get the oil processing figured out, and then when I have enough on hand to warrent a system for the truck, I'll figure out how to pay for it. I am glad I did it this way, because I would have been tempted to go ahead and put it in the truck and I don't think it is ready yet.
Gotta get all of the leaks out of the system, (pretty well have that done now) and then get the oil stored up also.
Right now I only have about 45 to 50 gallons coming in per month. I can't find recourses for oil because a guy already has all of the restaurants taken up. I have to find new ones, before he gets to them. That is going to take a while as you know, new restaurants don't pop up every day.
Thanks for the tips, I'll try them and see what happens. I definitely have not been letting the oil cool for any 48 hours. More like 8. That is probably the problem, not letting it settle enough...and not heating enough as I put the temp. to 140. I just got thru moving the temp up to about 175. It has been heating for two hours now. I'll turn it off in two hours for a total of 4 hours of heating and then will bleed it off on Friday. That outa do it!!