Ok, so as some have seen I've got my WVO filtration setup good to go. I am filtering some oil for my buddy to test the system out and so he can use good clean oil.
As I spoke with my buddy, I told him to bring his oil out for me to filter, and also look around for some nasty oil, to see how effective the filtering will go. Now in our area we have access to some good oil, and I've also seen some oil that would make a good driveway sealant.
So as I thought about this, what is the criteria for oil, and what's the cut off for the worst oil you would personally use. I figured we could start a discussion about this to get some perspectives on this from different users.
I'm going to kick this off with some pictures of the oil my buddy brought me and ask the question "would you even bother with this oil?" As of now I'm leaning towards no, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.
First pic is a pic of the oil in the cubie still. It reminds me of peanut butter, the color. The oil itself is thick and pours slowly. The oil has sat for over one week now and hasn't settled at all. This makes me nervous. I honestly dont even want to pour this into my system and contaminate it all. Now this oil, I'm told... comes from a pizza shop, and from what I've seen so far the pizza places are usually the best around here. This is confusing me. I have roughly 30 gallons of this stuff too.
Here is what it looks like in the jug:
Here is the oil when I tried pouring it through the window screen, which quite obviously will let more through than a 200 micron filter that I will be using from now on. Now you can see there is hardly any oil in the pan in the bottom, so that is how clogged the house screen got after just that little bit of oil going through. Scary! I'd need a lot of screen to get just one jug through.
Now for comparison sake, this is some of the oil that I have collected. The two jugs on the left are ones that I got from a local fair. The far left is what I normally get, dark oil, but the junk settles to the bottom and after filtering it looks good. The jug in the middle is excellent oil and came from a pizza stand. Holding it up to light shows nearly nothing in the oil as far as contamination goes. In a pinch I wouldn't even think twice of dumping this directly into the vegistroke. Obviously if I could filter first I would. Now the jug on the right is the oil in question... You can clearly see it is not the same. It even appears to have stained the jug it's in...
So what is everyones thoughts on this?