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Old 01-09-2009, 04:31 PM
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I am wanting to make a 5 gallon processor. kind of like the apple-seed processor. I want to make a small quantity for my Kubota Lawn mower. I do not want to spend a lot of money,but I am not going to sacrifice quality. I was thinking of using a Five gallon bucket or something like that. I am not sure on what to use for heat ,but ya"ll might. I just want some ideas of what to use, and maybe some king of design. I am making a small quantity so it should not be to difficult to come up with a cheapo system. Thanks for any ideas.
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anybody with some ideas or knowledge. I am a desperate man on this.
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I use this:

Bucket Heater
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I like it anyone else
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The bucket heater works great but don't heat the oil over 125F. The methanol will boil out of solution at 143F. Find yourself at least a 7 gal. jug or bucket, you'll need 1.1 gal of methanol and room to stir the whole batch. A 10 gal. would be best. I make 50 gals/ batch so you would have to improvise for a smaller quantity. Don't hesitate to ask any questions.
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if you are making small amount just use the DRpeper 2lt bottle method?
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Bucket heater a bucket and a stucco paddle on a drill. Slip the bit through a hole in the lid, snap the lid on and go to town.
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Bucket heater a bucket and a stucco paddle on a drill. Slip the bit through a hole in the lid, snap the lid on and go to town.
lol... I like it What is the mixture for 5 gallons of wvo to lye, and methanol.
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you have to do a titration to find out how much Lye you need to use, and the Methanol will be 22% of what oil you use. Not sure about methanol in small quanties, but the lye you can get at Lowes as 2lb Roebic Crystal Drain cleaner.

http://http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/titratingoil/
http://http://www.kitchen-biodiesel....calculator.asp
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thanks for the info
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