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Well I am a little late entering this thread but I am thinking of getting a 200gal tank for transport in the truck and using a 10-15gpm 12v fuel transfer pump to get the WVO from the holding tank. That seems like a lot to go through but I just found a source for WVO that goes through between 120-200 gals every week. Right now they are running 6 fryers at 10gals each and come Sept. it goes to 10 fryers. They change their fryers out twice a week. Best thing is it is all at one place and I really don't have to even go out of my way to collect it. I have arranged to haul away all of the WVO from the cafeteria at the University where I work. Right now they have 150gals they want me to get rid of asap. I am going to need some big storage tanks in the garage for this stuff. I am looking into that right now. I haven't decide whether I want to go to a Vegistroke setup or go into biodiesel production. I am leaning toward biodiesel because I really don't want the extra tank an bs that goes with it in my truck bed. Where do you find 55gal drums?

Now you are approaching the volumes that I have enjoyed for a couple years. I will try to get some pix up of my trailer and centrifuge set up later tonight time permitting.
The trailer handles 550 gallons at a time, and I have seen it load 275 gallons from an IBC tote in about 7 minutes, using a 5.5 hp trash pump and 1.5 inch lines.The centrifuge does 8gph/192 GPD effectively and am very pleased with the results. Approximate total gallons thru it exceeds ten thousand. Total space to house the unit is about 9 feet by 12 and 10 feet high.
As far as storage, get some IBC totes and a pallet jack. They work very well for transport and storage.
As far as using a 12 volt pump, spare yourself the headache and go to a gas powered trash pump and agricultural hose. If your time is valuable you will like the GPM the 5.5 HP pump is the way to go. Also for what it is work, I pull a 30 foot hose so parked cars and tight spaces are not a problem. A small electric pump will not perform well in a cold climate, if you are having to deal with that. In the winter I have to deal with sub ZERO temps while collecting.
 

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Now you are approaching the volumes that I have enjoyed for a couple years. I will try to get some pix up of my trailer and centrifuge set up later tonight time permitting.
The trailer handles 550 gallons at a time, and I have seen it load 275 gallons from an IBC tote in about 7 minutes, using a 5.5 hp trash pump and 1.5 inch lines.The centrifuge does 8gph/192 GPD effectively and am very pleased with the results. Approximate total gallons thru it exceeds ten thousand. Total space to house the unit is about 9 feet by 12 and 10 feet high.
As far as storage, get some IBC totes and a pallet jack. They work very well for transport and storage.
As far as using a 12 volt pump, spare yourself the headache and go to a gas powered trash pump and agricultural hose. If your time is valuable you will like the GPM the 5.5 HP pump is the way to go. Also for what it is work, I pull a 30 foot hose so parked cars and tight spaces are not a problem. A small electric pump will not perform well in a cold climate, if you are having to deal with that. In the winter I have to deal with sub ZERO temps while collecting.
I have been looking at pumps and didn't really want to spend the money for a gas powered pump right now. Currently the WVO is inside the loading dock area of the Cafeteria so I don't think the cold is going to be a problem for me. I was also figuring that with a 15gpm pump it would only take me 15 minutes or so to do the transfer. I am sure that as I go along I will want to do this as quickly as possible so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and get a gas pump as you suggest. Expect a pm from me when I get home. It's time to leave work now.
 

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Why not just recycle the cubbies? Instead maybe you can exchange them out with the restaurant old for new? Plastic an't so good to breath in when burned. Also not to great for air quality in general. Why burn waste veggie if its eco friendly but than burn the plastic it comes in? Honestly, enjoy cancer.

Erik

So should I not be roasting my marshmallows for smores on top of my burn pile while burning my empty cubbies:dunno:























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Motownfire will now be known as Motowncancercausingfire. Will a mod please make this adjustment.
 

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So should I not be roasting my marshmallows for smores on top of my burn pile while burning my empty cubbies:dunno:
Sure go ahead, you might notice a slight....i dunno, after taste? :) :badidea:

I'm glad some find humor in the situation. Lets us all know we our all still human.

Now can we get :backtotopic:

Erik
 

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First pic:
Here's my collection trailer...two 275 gallon IBC totes, 5.5 HP pump, 30' hose on a 6,000 LB trailer.


Second pic:
Rear discharge, unloading to overhead 300 gallon tank that feeds the centrifuge.
 

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Why not just recycle the cubbies? Instead maybe you can exchange them out with the restaurant old for new? Plastic an't so good to breath in when burned. Also not to great for air quality in general. Why burn waste veggie if its eco friendly but than burn the plastic it comes in? Honestly, enjoy cancer.

Erik


This is what I did last weekend:wink[3]:
 

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where can i get those IBC totes? Free (...or cheap..) would be great!
 

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Check craigslist.com, I bought one off an individual fairly cheap. I have got a few of them on ebay but they always seem to be far away or expensive. Don't pay more than about $65 - $75 per (for the big 330 gal not the small 275 gal), most people that are selling them get them for free from where ever they work (but not all people, most people selling this stuff are actually honest people).
 

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thanks motown!
 

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First pic:
Here's my collection trailer...two 275 gallon IBC totes, 5.5 HP pump, 30' hose on a 6,000 LB trailer.


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Rear discharge, unloading to overhead 300 gallon tank that feeds the centrifuge.
I have one of those totes. It must be comical as he!! when you make a sudden stop or turn with the tanks partially full. (no baffles)
 

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When you stop hard or take a fast turn it does splash around a bit. The trailer has electric brakes and I pull it with a F350 so I manage.:icon_ford:
 

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where can i get those IBC totes? Free (...or cheap..) would be great!
Check with local farmers who might be having an auction, they use these to store liquid fertilizer of herbicides in. I have never seen them for free but i have seen them go at auctions for 20 bucks.

Also if you have any chemical plants near you, they will sometimes have a huge lot full of these and may sell one.
 

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this is how a buddy of mine collects oil he fills this 60 gallon propane tank in about 30 sec


it works on a vacume its pretty cool and easy to make and use
 

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The vacuum tanks are kool, i want to build one out of a 250 gallon tank and mount it on a trailer.
 

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The vacuum tanks are kool, i want to build one out of a 250 gallon tank and mount it on a trailer.
he wanted to do the same thing but he can't have a trailer in his yard b/c of deed restrictions so he just has that smaller one but it does fine for him b/c that is all he needs at a time he makes bio so its just about right
 
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