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  • DFA Teaming up with Simple Centrifuge!!

    We are very happy to report that James and myself made a trip to visit the guys at Simple Centrifuge, check out what they do and who they are. Turns out their story is very similar to our own, and they make a phenomenal product that is soley their own design. We were thoroughly impressed with them, their product and we look to be the First and ONLY dealer for their centrifuges. Look for them to be listed shortly on our website and in the store! Finally a filtering solution that equals or betters the quality and ease of use of our own system. One step closer to the complete package. More details to follow
    1999 F-350 Lariat 7.3 385,000 miles and counting
    2000 VW Jetta 2.0
    1966 Jeep J-300 with EFI 351W

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    Good to hear Jason and looks interesting. Appears to be a very well designed/built unit. Definitely not cheap!! LOL...

    I'd like to see more on how the flow of the good clean oil and the trash is directed. Admittedly, I'm a bit confused on how I would recover the clean oil once it has been ran through.
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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    • #3
      My Xmas bonus is already burning a hole in my pocket.....
      2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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      • #4
        I built my centrifuge, based upon the simplecentrifuge bowl and a housing I made myself. I could not be happier with it. If you don't already have one you should seriously consider buying one (from DFA of course). I you can't afford it the build it yourself.
        2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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        • #5
          Good news!...I bought one of their turnkey units this summer...just got it back from them for re-tapping a larger waste oil hole. See if you can figure out how to add an integrated heating system and you would really have a true turnkey system....
          Gary
          2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
          1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

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          • #6
            I actually DO have an integrated heating system. I have a 1500 watt immersion heater (with thermostat), screwed into a 3 foot length of 1 1/4 pipe. The oil flows through this on it's way to the centrifuge. It completely rocks!



            2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FastCote View Post
              I actually DO have an integrated heating system. I have a 1500 watt immersion heater (with thermostat), screwed into a 3 foot length of 1 1/4 pipe. The oil flows through this on it's way to the centrifuge. It completely rocks!
              I've been doing just that only using a water heater element. As long as flow is sufficient, a 1500w 220v element wired to 100v (1/4 the wattage) works beautifully, even w/o t-stat! Just requires monitoring.

              That is a cool heater, where did it come from?

              Another sweeeet 'lil trick is using cheapo mechanical 'water temp' gauges in yer pre-filtering set-up to monitor temps at-a-glance. Regular price $15, often on sale for less. Consider drilling and tapping a hole for these in the tee for water heater element.... On this subject, I also have cheap press gauges between filters on a manifold (30mic,10mic,2mic fuel filters in series) so I can monitor individual filter performance!



              I've had BAD experience using galvanized pipe!! VO and galvanizing do not get along at all. The galvanizing is an excellent oxident for the VO greatly increasing the rate of polymerization (reducing shelf life and filter life) AND the galvanizing comes off giving you more solids to filter (and evenly distributing the poly-causing flakes throughout the oil) I would think this is a disasterous combo w/CF, which already adds copious amounts of 2 more of the ingredients for oxidative polymerization - heat and oxygen.

              Black iron is cheaper and enormously less reactive. I have sandblasted the inside of 2" dia galv pipe 'cause I couldn't find that size in black iron...

              Fastcote, I'm not pickin' on you, but how much pressure are ya putting thru that heater hose???
              Last edited by skyskijason; 10-17-2008, 07:26 AM.
              2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
              2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
              veggiegarage.com authorized installer

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              • #8
                What happened with Diesel craft?I bought one because it was talked of and shown on the web-site.I love my OC-50,please explain advantages Simple has over diesel craft...............greasy
                2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                  What happened with Diesel craft?I bought one because it was talked of and shown on the web-site.I love my OC-50,please explain advantages Simple has over diesel craft...............greasy
                  Just a bigger mouse trap...not better, just bigger.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                    ...That is a cool heater, where did it come from?
                    ...

                    Fastcote, I'm not pickin' on you, but how much pressure are ya putting thru that heater hose???
                    Thanks for the tip on galvanized pipe.

                    The immersion heater is a MacMaster Carr part#3656K423

                    The heater hose only sees like 10 psi. I need to figure out a gravity feed setup though. I hate using a clearwater pump only to dump 90% back into the drum.
                    2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FastCote View Post
                      Thanks for the tip on galvanized pipe.

                      The immersion heater is a MacMaster Carr part#3656K423

                      The heater hose only sees like 10 psi. I need to figure out a gravity feed setup though. I hate using a clearwater pump only to dump 90% back into the drum.

                      Fast, thanks for the PN on the heater...I was about to ask that!
                      Greasin & Grinin
                      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                      2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                      2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                      2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                      • #12
                        Ive been wanting a simple centrifuge for awhile now....
                        -Shawn Collister-
                        -02 F250 7.3 - SSB V3, AC's tuned by Swamps, AIS, 38R, 4" ex, DI tranny
                        -00 F350 7.3 - CC with no back seat
                        -Multiple trailers and a bunch of other junk
                        Straight outta Wimauma

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                        • #13
                          Yup, Simple Rocks! I have been kinda quiet about mine cause most folks here tend to be Dieselcraft types and they are "cranky proud" about them. I didn't want to start a feud over mine versus yours. There are distinct advantages over each type. I think in the end it amounts to a coke versus pepsi kinda thing (I'm a Mountain Dew guy, or is it Budweiser [Actually Labats - showing my near canada roots] )

                          I like the large capacity bowl and the absolute quietness of the thing. I have been running mine since 4:30 this morning and haven't woken the kids yet.
                          2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tampa450 View Post
                            Ive been wanting a simple centrifuge for awhile now....
                            Shawn, there is actually a guy in your neck of the woods, right down the road from where i used to live (Carrolwood/Citrus Park). He is building a low cost centrifuge. He has been at it forever. Check out this link:

                            http://www.greasecar.com/forum_topic...mtopicID=16874

                            I was originally signed up to buy one of his first production runs but he was too slow for my time frame. I ended up building my own simple and am very happy with it.
                            2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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                            • #15
                              Jason/James,

                              Are you guys going to just re-sell the simple turn-key or are you going to design your own??

                              I hope you do your own design and I would like to suggest a few mods. There are some things that I have learned, having built mine and collaborated with others, that I would like to share with you. One thing I definitely like is having a clear lid and being able to see what is going on in the pot while it is spinning. There are many other things including enclosure size, oil feed and integrated heat that are definite areas ready for improvement.

                              All that said, the guys at simple are pioneers and I am thrilled that you have teamed up with them. They were very generous with me in "giving" me some of the latest mods after I had purchased an older style.
                              2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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