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    Its 12* here and nothing wants to move - including me! I had to take a heat gun to my pump and hoses just to get things moving. Do you have any secrets to getting the wvo out of the cubes and through a bucket filter? This stuff is moving like, well, oil in winter!
    2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

  • #2
    Use a turkey frier to heat the oil.

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    • #3
      what if you took a 55 gallon drum and sawed off the top 2/3 of the drum. On the bottom put a heat band on it and fill it with water. You could probably fit three cubies without the boxes in the water. It wouldn't take long for the water to get warm, and it would be an even, gentle heat for the cubies.

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      • #4
        Nestled some where in NH in a green house @60 F solar heat,lyes my "stash".I find obsurity to be the best safehaven.A cheap green house(home-made,or kit) will set you back $300-$1000 dollars,or "lease" space with barter of oil.With a green house it could be -10F outside and bearly below freezing inside,or 15F outside and 50F inside.Mother earth keeps my oil flowing on a cold day.Solar heating of WVO is great because of the Biomass principal.Cheap way to keep it flowing,with out spending money to heat your oil,or your "greaseshop"..................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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        • #5
          You can also get one of these from Tractor Supply or your local farm supply:

          http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1

          I've used one before in a 55 gallon barrel and in single digit temps it can throw enough heat to get oil to the point where it will at least move. You could get smaller batches much hotter though.
          Currently dieselless!

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          • #6
            see filtration thread... i bout a 5 gal heater for 39.00 shipped.
            2005 6.0l X
            V3 running 8/6/08
            40gal frame mounted tank

            Live by the grease, die by the grease

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            • #7
              if you're dealing with cubies, just bring a couple in the house. I put one in the middle of the kitchen (cause thats where I felt like leaving it) and it liquified that day. I'm dealing with similar temps.

              Plan B would be to drive around with them snug up against the tank in the back of your truck. That tank should get hot enough to transfer a decent bit of heat to them.

              Otherwise you're going to have to heat it.
              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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              • #8
                Originally posted by powerstroke73L View Post
                You can also get one of these from Tractor Supply or your local farm supply:

                http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1

                I've used one before in a 55 gallon barrel and in single digit temps it can throw enough heat to get oil to the point where it will at least move. You could get smaller batches much hotter though.
                I just bought one of those with the intent that i could put it inside a cubie to warm it but its loo large to fit inside the hole. So i will try and dump the oil into a 5 gallon bucket and then heat it with this little jewel for 10 minutes and then dump it through the strainer. should work well.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                  if you're dealing with cubies, just bring a couple in the house. I put one in the middle of the kitchen (cause thats where I felt like leaving it) and it liquified that day. I'm dealing with similar temps.
                  Jack, that's my MO for the time being while it's colder out. I just set them in the house for a day and they all pour right through. Works suprisingly well.


                  Last night I finally decided to put about 45 gallons out of my HWH into the truck. This oil had been sitting for over a week and temps had been as low as the mid-teens. The oil had cooled to about 40 degrees.

                  Needless to say, it was like pumping concrete!

                  It must have took almost 45mins to an hour just to pump 45 gallons. I won't be doing that again any time soon.

                  I have to say though, the Tuthill pump worked like a champ. Never gave me any problem pumping that thick oil for that long. I was surprised and pleased with it at the same time.
                  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
                    Originally posted by Marv View Post
                    Jack, that's my MO for the time being while it's colder out. I just set them in the house for a day and they all pour right through. Works suprisingly well.

                    Man you guys are brave...i would never bring this stuff into the house. The possibilities of a spill on the porcelan tile make my butt pucker.
                    Remember the last time you go t some on the garage floor? Maybe because of a loose lid and the cubie sloshed some out and it ran down inside the box and ended up on the concrete...imaging your 10 year old walking in it and tracking it down the hall to his room after that.
                    I would be divorced or dead.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                      Man you guys are brave...i would never bring this stuff into the house. The possibilities of a spill on the porcelan tile make my butt pucker.
                      Remember the last time you go t some on the garage floor? Maybe because of a loose lid and the cubie sloshed some out and it ran down inside the box and ended up on the concrete...imaging your 10 year old walking in it and tracking it down the hall to his room after that.
                      I would be divorced or dead.
                      Haha...well, don't think possibility hasn't crossed my mind. It's definitely not something I'd want to clean up. But, for now, it's my only (and easiest) option. Unless of course I want to stand out side pouring cold oil until mid-June next year...LOL.

                      I've got my cubes still in their cardboard boxes and they're sitting on a couple layers of old towels. Call it a feeble attempt to prevent an Valdez incidents before I can catch what's going on. A big enough hole and yeah, I'm hosed, but so far, no issues.

                      I need to look into getting some heat in my shed. That would make it easier.
                      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
                        just get a 30 dollar bucket heater.

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                        • #13
                          Last year I built a box for two cubies and fed my dryer vent in there,great use of heat usually wasted...........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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                            Last year I built a box for two cubies and fed my dryer vent in there,great use of heat usually wasted...........greasy
                            Great idea....i was thinking about something like this using an old refridgerator...could fit several cubies inside, pump some heat (like from a dryer) iside it through a fitted duct pipe and i should heat them up and keep them warn a long while.

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                            • #15
                              A small Apartment size frig,or freezer will fit 2 Cubies(I scored one at the recycling center)....took door off hinges.holesaw and jigsaw and walluh....WVO heater...................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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