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Old 10-30-2008, 10:57 AM
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How clean is virgin oil

If I were to go to costco or a supermarket and pick up a 35lb container of soybean oil, do I need to filter it or is it "clean" enough to just dump in my truck?

I might be able to get some clean virgin oil for a decent price if I dont need to filter it.
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It "should" be very clean. I would do a hot pan test just to be sure there is no water in it. How much $$$ can you buy the 35lbs containers for ???
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well if it's 'virgin' it's never been...well...you know. It should be clean and clear of any diseases. I would still suggest your truck "wrap it up" before going too deep into it. Some of them will lie to ya...
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haha.. ill make sure to double bag it.

Well this guys has thousands and thousands of gallons of never used oil. We havent discussed price yet, but he said its negotiable. Ill find out in a couple of weeks.
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never used oil should be a great find
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We have discussed that here before, the oil is food edible so no particulate, but its not 100% water free. But probably wouldnt need anything more than a little heat settling to get it out, and no filtering required. Hot pan test it and you would be good to go. Sounds like you are trying to stockpile some oil, I am going home at Xmas and hopefully will have close to 1500 gallons by the time I make it back down here from Xmas break!!
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Hey dave, yup i am. I just need to borrow a trailer that can haul that much oil. I checked out the dual axle trailers from uhaul. Max load is 2600 lbs.

Assuming 4.5 gallons of oil weighs 35 lbs ( going by the costco size jugs ), each gallon of oil weighs about 7.777 lbs. So with a max load of 2600, im limited to 334 gallons of oil. Basically 1 of those 330 gallon totes.

Im sure uhaul states the 2600 lbs as a safe limit. What can I get away with? Can i load up two of the 330 gallon totes? or 2 of the 275 gallon totes?

Can I borrow a trailer from anywhere else where they have a higher tow weight rating?

What kind of a trailer do you have dave?

I also thought about taking off my camper shell and putting a 330 gallon tote in the bed, but id rather just load up a trailer with 2 totes.
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try a "real" equiment rental place - they may have a trailer made for carrying heavier equipment that you can rent.

or rent a box truck.
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what is a "real" equipment rental place?

Id like to avoid a box truck as I would like to drive there on vegi and drive back on vegi. So basically i want to drive my truck and pick it up instead of renting another truck.
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soory, forgot heavy equipment, skidsteers, front end loaders, etc - big, heavy things.

driving there and back on veggie sounds great, but truck rentals are pretty cheap, and they can typically carry a pretty good load. probably cheaper than renting a trailer...
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