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  • Clean Oil? No, not filtered, not new, clean.

    I found another supplier around me... he currently has about 600 gallons. Most of it is "clean".

    He says it is clean, but this is how he cleaned it:

    1. Wife gets oil from Arby's.
    2. 5gal cubies are settled for 2 weeks.
    3. Top 80% is pulled off and settled for another 2 weeks.
    4. Bottom 20% is combined with the remains of 4 other cubies and settled for 2 weeks.
    5. Repeat... Repeat... Repeat
    6. He then uses a filter... that is for automotive paint. I don't know if that actually works or not, but he is not introducing any heat at all during the entire process.
    7. Fill clean cubies completely so there is little to no air in the cubie.

    I read him the HPT directions that I read earlier today and he is going to do it tonight. He is going to call me back with the results. IF it "passes" the HPT is it clean enough to put in my tank?

    Is it $1/gallon clean enough to put in my tank? He actually has about 550 gallons cleaned... and I'll probably get the whole load for $500.

    My thought is that in order for the settling to work, there has to be heat. If he has only used the summer ambient temps here to heat/settle... I don't think that is enough. This is Buffalo...

    If someone with enough knowledge to give me the go-ahead can call me tonight... I'll buy it tonight over the phone with him.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jack
    716-901-1081
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    I'm certainly no expert but I know I would buy that amount for $1/gallon with that amount of settling. Even if you need to bring it inside and heat/settle batches before using it just for peace of mind, it's a good deal. I know in my area that deal would be gone within a day so I'd jump on it.
    Last edited by VTVegiPower; 11-03-2008, 07:26 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by VTVegiPower View Post
      I'm certainly no expert but I know I would buy that amount for $1/gallon with that amount of settling. Even if you need to bring it inside and heat/settle batches before using it just for peace of mind, it's a good deal. I know in my area that deal would be gone within a day so I'd jump on it.
      Thanks for the call man... I really appreciate it. I'm gonna give him a ring tonight and tell him I'll take it all.
      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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      • #4
        heat is not needed IF enough settle time is allowed.... a HPT will tell you alot. I would offer him less than a buck per gallon if it were me and see what happens. If its dry, filter it again with a good filter that you know something about and use it.

        On second thought, don't risk it Jack...it could be bad oil and i think you should give me this guys number and i will test it in my truck for you.

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        • #5
          Heck, just buy it and run it all through your filtering setup. You'll need something to kill time during these cold winter months and nothing beats filtering oil!

          But, like Clay said, if you need someone to test it for you, just send a sample of 75-100 gallons my way and I'll let you know how it goes! Haha...
          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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          • #6
            lol... thanks for the offers guys...

            I don't have a filtering setup yet... which is why I'm buying oil. Over the winter I'll make one, but for $1 /gal how can you go wrong?
            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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            • #7
              Sorry for the late post (Firewood day)

              Jack this is basically the way i collect,on a smaller scale.My top draft IBC settling process is the same as this, except one thing ,time.The settling is key as clay and others stated,so let it settle for two more weeks before you filter.I put barrels next to a non combustable source of heat(garage,mechanical room,or in the sun,either inside or out).My supplier has begun settling in a greenhouse through out the cold months(40F at its coldest ).Treat it as a quality source,and filter,filter and treat(Startron will break down small amounts of water,and treat for bacteria at the same time)with your fuel stabilizer of choice.Other than the time factor,I'd say its a good deal,as long as you have the time to let it settle, or have a CF or bio-d processor kicking around (as a security clause before that oil and your injectors meet face to face).................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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              • #8
                I have time... I can burn through the 400 gallons I have in the barn before I even get to this oil. Now I just have to find the money.
                Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                  I have time... I can burn through the 400 gallons I have in the barn before I even get to this oil. Now I just have to find the money.

                  Well, with time on your side, I wouldn't worry too much about it then. Get that filtering setup running and make sure you get it clean as possible. Then fill it up and get to burning that oil!:cheers:
                  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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                  • #10
                    $1 per gallon and you can get it in one trip. I would buy it today if I were you.
                    2000 F250 7.3L
                    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                    • #11
                      Why aren't women rational?
                      We don't need to buy more oil... because we have oil. nevermind the fact that this is a wonderful opportunity.

                      Who's bright idea was it to share everything with 1 person... and let them run your life?
                      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                        Why aren't women rational?
                        We don't need to buy more oil... because we have oil. nevermind the fact that this is a wonderful opportunity.

                        Who's bright idea was it to share everything with 1 person... and let them run your life?
                        Haha...spoken like a true man! Awesome!

                        Jack, you should have just showed up with it. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

                        Well, on some things I suppose...
                        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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