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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Belton, MO
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FAILED HPT and already ran 30+ gallons through truck.
I usually dont check with HPT on every batch but something told me I should on this one. Then I remebered why I needed to after I did.
Finally got part of my new set up done after lots of air leak in suction side.
Full 275 gallon tote had been heated 4 weeks back to about 130 deg f.
Last week I pumped some about 3 inchs above the bottom of tote to my heated 55 gallon barrel, and heated to 160 and let settle for 1 week.
I dont pull the bottom roughly 5 gallons from barrel.
Spun the oil (Simple Centrifuge turnkey) with the WVOdesigns inline heater at max 180 deg f.
Noticed a lot of steam.
I have a jar that collects any moisture that comes out of the waste oil drain. During the 60-70 gallons I processed about 10 oz of water collected in the jar (3X's any previous time, usually just a few drops).
So I ran the batch again, less steam and got 4 oz of water.
Got busy with roof repair.
Few days later I decided to drain off bottom of the tote. I got what I guess to be 4 gallons of water maybe up to six. I had drained off the bottom 25 gallons of tote.
Got busy. Forgot.
Monday had son pump oil in truck while I was showering before work.
Today I was down to less than 1/4 tank and while heating another batch in heated barrel I decided to do a HPT on the batch I was heating. Snap Crackle Pop. Was to be expected since it was partially creamy.
Then I tested the "clean" oil and it didn't pop but there were bubbles maybe 20 or so and the oil wasn't smoking in about 1.5 oz sample.
Should I be worried.
I going to run it thought again but it will be mixed with batch I am already heating.
Should I scrap the rest in the tote or just heat and spin, heat and spin until it passes HPT.
I need to get somewere on proccessing because I got 400+ gallons of dirty, almost no clean and I might be up to my ears in oil soon if a deal goes good today (update will follow).