With that flow rate my temp runs about 130, i have to slow it down a little to get 140*.:dunno: Unless i preheat the oil before i pump it up to the top barrel, i don't know anyway other way to raise the temp. The oil starting out was about 55* so this summer when the ambient temp is higher, like 80* that won't be an issue.FLow rate sounds good. Keep the temp up past 140 and it will be PERFECT!:thumb:
That would get the oil too hot withoout a heat controler...i don't have 220 wired to that side of the shop and to run 220 over there would cost a bundle...maybe just a 2000 w on 110 would be better than what i have.If that doesnt keep up for you, I can hook you up with a 2000W 220V that will do it!
I use one in a 5 gallon WH and it holds 140 easy on a 45*F steel buolding.
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What brand and model is that heater? All the water heaters around here under 30 gallon are 120v. I am still trying to decide what size to get- 2.5g, 6g. or 12g. Then there is a guy local that has a 40 gallon that the spigot at the bottom leaks for $50.I have put 20,000 gallons through a 5 gallon water heater feeding my CF and it keeps up just fine. 220V 1500 W. Thermostatic control and no issues.
I got mine out of the scrap pile at the recycle yard! It is 10 gallon IIRC. I put a 1500W shorty 220V element in it with a ball valve on the bottom. I also installed a SST tube into it that directs the cold oil input to go to the bottom of the tank. Works great. Typical electric WH control also. :nod:What brand and model is that heater? All the water heaters around here under 30 gallon are 120v. I am still trying to decide what size to get- 2.5g, 6g. or 12g. Then there is a guy local that has a 40 gallon that the spigot at the bottom leaks for $50.
DFA has some new prices and I'm not sure what the turnkey system price is now but you can look at their website and see.clay, guestimate on the cost on this investment for me please with the truck setup.
im starting to read all the veggie threads to figure out how this works. still not clear atm.