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Offline asprince

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Bio Diesel
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:04:29 PM »
I have started making a little biodiesel lately. For years I have been burning straight used vegetable oil in my diesel trucks but now I have graduated to bio. Anyone else going in these directions?


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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 02:42:52 PM »
Hard to find used oil.  I do work for a lot of restaurants and they get a check 4 times a year for their old oil.  They lock it up here until the pump truck comes. 

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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 03:46:07 AM »
I haven’t tried Biodiesel, but I have tried water.  :-D

As in the Stanly Meyer water fuel cell.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Meyer%27s_water_fuel_cell

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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 11:45:47 AM »
I run Biodiesel for a year.  It worked flawlessly.  Then I run out of free veggie oil.  In fact I moved to NY and last time I checked they wanted over 2 bucks a gallon of used veggie oil.  It costs generally around 1.30 per gallon to make bio diesel.  So i stopped making it and went back to the pump.

Good for those that can get their hands on free veggie oil
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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 09:32:14 PM »
I had a contract with the county school system. They generated more than I could use. This year they stopped serving fried foods and now bake everything. My free oil source is about to dry up. It was good while it lasted. ( five years)


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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 11:53:24 PM »
The way our government is going, pretty soon, you won,t be allowed to buy fried foods. So there will not be any vegetable oil available.
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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 09:12:52 AM »
Jim that is sad, but I think you are correct.
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Re: Bio Diesel
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 12:45:58 PM »
I had 2 mercedes 300D's running on used vegi. About 2 years ago my free oil disappeared. With the time and labor required to collect the oil it wasn't worth it anymore to pay for the vegi oil.

 

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