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Old 05-23-2011, 07:38 AM
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cf operation

can anyone post a video on a cf filter in action and go through the steps on how it works.....I have read on it but am more of a hands on person. I am thinking about buying one but would like a better understanding on how it works....thanks
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:54 AM
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some vids...

Simple Centrifuge ...putting a centrifuge in every garage!
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:41 PM
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thanks that was very helpfull now I just need to get one
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good luck!
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So I feel like doing a hijack



But I guess this will be a bit on topic.
I came on here tonight for the sole purpose of glorifying my lifestyle. I say life style because we ALL know that's what this WVO is.

I had planned on singing the praise's of my CF.....
So here goes, I'm piggy backing this thread.

My truck has been running like a top with it's new heart transplant (fuel system) and I'm really happy with it.
I just filled up another tank (on the truck) of VO this afternoon and now I'm making another batch of oil.

All I do is turn on the air comp, turn on the heat, then power up the CF it's that simple. Good clean oil is being processed in my garage right now as I speak.

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! It is so awesome to be able to make ones own fuel, well not literally make it. But you know what I mean.
My neighbor is always fussing over fuel prices and I just smile and nod as I tank up on VO.

This is so cool.
Post a if your loven this stuff


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Old 05-25-2011, 07:18 AM
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That's a pretty sweet operation you got there, Aaron. Do you mind giving a little process flow explanation? Looks like you're using compressed air to feed your CF? How do you ensure your feed rate?
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Yes, air pressure feeds my oil. I use the harbor freight drum pumps and run them at about 8psi.
I have 2 ball valves between my feed drum and my heater, they are used to regulate flow. It would be better for me to have a ball valve after the heater and regulate flow there. But i have not changed my setup yet. The process of heating, and the flow directions causes pressure to build up and sometimes I get erratic flow rates. Thus the need for regulating flow after the heater.

I plan on going with a gravity feed system in the near future, using air to feed the CF requires more electricity -- more cost and there for higher fuel price.

I originally used air so that I had a fully mobile system that could be taken on the road or moved to a different location. i have since found the right spot and will be soon making my cf a permanent fixture in the shop.

I will still use air for transferring clean WVO throughout the shop because it is so simple and easy to regulate and there is no fear of damaging a gear pump or churning air into the vo.

Anything else?

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