Here it is finally fellas, and gals! My filtration setup for WVO. I basiclly copied Clay and his frybrid setup.. I would like to take the time to thank Chenry (clay) from here for his help with all of this. I'd also like to thank my buddy Greg for all his help, he's been a life saver.
The system is a 50 gallon HWH, with a stainless steel heating element. All the fittings are Stainless Swagelock. The tubing is all stainless steel as well. The bulkhead fitting that is now on the blue barrel is also Swagelock. The only thing not stainless is the valves. I only had 3 stainless swagelock valves, and my OCD wouldn't let me put three on and three standard valves, so I just used all standard valves. I have about $70 invested into this. I paid for the pump and the heating element, the rest was all freebies, including the swagelock hardware.... it helps to know people...
So here she is:
Here's the drain on the bottom of the tank, and the lines that run to the pump as well as the wiring for the lower element, notice the valve on the right going no where, this will eventually lead to the holding tank:
Here's a pic of the top element blocked off and wired around it...
Here's a pic of the top of the HWH. I will more than likely be removing the filter on top and placing a clear flex hose that leads back to the storage tank, this way if it overflows for whatever reason, it just overflows back in to the holding tank, just like Clay has it now:
Here's a pic from the side, it shows the filter housing that Greg made for me. It is mostly made from stainless steel, except for the lid which is aluminum, all professionally machined, and accepts a trade 4 bag filter. I'll have to snap a pic of the inside next time I get a chance.
better pic of the filter housing:
Another pic of the housing:
That's right, it's a custom made DamnKids Motorsports stainless steel filter housing!!!
What the entire setup should look like, though the blue barrel will be sitting higher (so that the oil self feeds to the pump, not a self priming pump)
Here's a pic of the top of the barrel, we cut a hole in, and dropped in this pan, also cut a hole in that. I have some old window screen I'm going to mount in there and probably double or triple layer it. This will prefilter before going into the holding tank, and it will also be reusable:
EDIT: Also, the clear hose coming off the bottom of the tank, where the drain is on the HWH, held on with duct tape... that isn't permanent. I filled the tank in the garage with water and then realized I had no where to drain it so I rigged that up.
Ok here's the remaining pics, of how it currently sits. It's on cinder blocks for the time being, I'm constructing steel stands for everything...