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Old 11-05-2008, 09:06 AM
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Wink WMO Filtration set-up

I know several of you on here are against WMO, but I'm doing it anyway, so please keep the "I can get you a good deal on injectors" comments out.

I have a 55 gallon drum (plastic) and picked up one of the capacitor popping harbor freight pumps and am going to get 2 or 3 fuel filters and aim for finding a 10 micron and either two 5 micron filters or a 5 micron and something smaller.

to top it off I wanna use like a 1 micron filter bag, but where do I get them?

I think I have enough scrap lumber around also to make a stand as well.

I'll post pics soon.
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Here's what I have put together so far. I wanted to get the tank finished first so the oil would have time to settle after it got stirred up. Had a hell of a time with my valve. I got an adapter but the hole i drilled was SLIGHTLY too big, so while wandering around the hardware store mad, I saw a 2" "Closet Spud" and it fit perfect! the gasket was nice soft rubber, no leaks so far! I used a strainer from walmart for the top, im thinking of getting some cheese cloth to put in there also.




I'm gonna plumb the 2 filters tomorrow. Im gonna use to plumb in my pump so when it blows, wont be such a pain to replace and ill have the flexibility to use a different size pump.


Filters & their heads:





Drilled to 1/2"




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Old 11-05-2008, 10:05 AM
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I get my bag filters locally at Grainger Industrial Supply . You can order them from numerous places online also.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:03 PM
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dunno why i didnt think of them, and ive even got a catalog of theirs on my desk!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:11 PM
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I buy a box of 20 at a time. I think that equals to about 4 - 5 bucks per filter.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:19 PM
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how long do you use each one for and how do you know when to change? and can you wash 'em out like with dawn or something else thats easy on stuff but still cuts grease/oil.

found 'em kinda cheap on Filterbags.com - Liquid Filter Bag Housings and Filter Bags. the housings are EXPENSIVE!
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:27 PM
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Ya the housings are high as giraffe nuts !!! I just let my sack hang... um well it hangs through the opening of one of my 330 gallon totes that I use. I can usually get a couple hundred gallons of oil through one before I throw it away. Make sure you heat your oil (125+ plus so it will flow better). I know you can clean them out using some dawn or degreaser that you have laying around the station , I just haven't messed with it yet. Working 3 jobs and 24 - 48 schedule keeps me busy
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:34 AM
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well I dont have a way to heat it yet, i dont know of an old water heater I can use, what about getting the heating element out of one and puttin it in the bottom of my barrel?
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:51 AM
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That's how I heat my oil. I welded a 1" steel coupling from Lowe's plumbing section a couple of inches from the bottom of my 55 gallon drum. The heating elements will thread into the 1" coupling, then I used a old extension cord to plug it into 110.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:07 AM
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My barrel is plastic though.........
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Will your barrel fit in the microwave ??? You can just drop a heating element in from the top.
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