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  • Another victim of oil theft!

    Well, looks like someone has been stealing my oil. Been almost three weeks now and the level in my barrel at my primary source hasn't moved.

    So, Friday evening I rode over there and talked to the manager. He stated that they'd been burning through oil like crazy (added another fryer) and he knew for sure they'd been dumping it. He asked if I checked the old render's dumpster, which I had not, so we walked out there. Bone dry.

    My only guess is that an individual pumped it out the top (I have locks on the drains), or the oil company showed up, saw they had no oil, and decided they'd take it from my barrel.

    However, we fixed that. Moved the barrel inside the restaurant. They have a chemical room in the back of the restaurant and luckily he already had a stand of perfect size in there. So, we just moved the barrel in and I took my stand back to the house.

    So, now they can't take my oil...and, I get to stand in the warmth while I drain my oil. Not to mention it'll make it much faster since the oil will stay warm.

    :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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    Sweet ending Marv, i wish i could put my barrels inside...its a health hazard in my cases. I guess in a chemical room maybe its not...have to wait and see what the health inspector says.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CHenry View Post
      Sweet ending Marv, i wish i could put my barrels inside...its a health hazard in my cases. I guess in a chemical room maybe its not...have to wait and see what the health inspector says.
      Yeah, so far it's turned out okay. I too have concerns about the health department, but we'll see what happens. I'm hoping as long as they see it's seperated from all foods, that I'll be okay.

      I did mention that to the owner, but he didn't seem too concerned, so I hope he's right.
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by Marv View Post
        Yeah, so far it's turned out okay. I too have concerns about the health department, but we'll see what happens. I'm hoping as long as they see it's seperated from all foods, that I'll be okay.

        I did mention that to the owner, but he didn't seem too concerned, so I hope he's right.
        Might i suggest getting a lid that seals tight?
        That would keep the health depatment happy. Used oil will draw roaches and thats the last think he wants.

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        • #5
          I remember watching mythbusters when they were experimenting with WVO in an unmodified mercedes. If I recall correctly, they scooped some old oil out of a barrel that was in the restaurant. So that was one place storing the oil inside.

          I know it would be really, really rotten, but why not try putting a little lye in your barrel. If it is a fellow greaser stealing the oil, that will put an end to it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CHenry View Post
            Might i suggest getting a lid that seals tight?
            That would keep the health depatment happy. Used oil will draw roaches and thats the last think he wants.
            Good point Clay, I hadn't considered that. I might just use one of the original barrel lids. I believe they sealed somewhat air tight and had strong, lockable rings that went around the edge.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hooter View Post
              I remember watching mythbusters when they were experimenting with WVO in an unmodified mercedes. If I recall correctly, they scooped some old oil out of a barrel that was in the restaurant. So that was one place storing the oil inside.

              I know it would be really, really rotten, but why not try putting a little lye in your barrel. If it is a fellow greaser stealing the oil, that will put an end to it.
              Haha...well, I guess that would be one way to curb someone from stealing it.

              With my luck though, I'd forget and get it in my truck....
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hooter View Post

                I know it would be really, really rotten, but why not try putting a little lye in your barrel. If it is a fellow greaser stealing the oil, that will put an end to it.
                Thats the first thing i though of but then again i have been through that and i wouldn't do that to my worst enemy. I would put a video camera on it for a week and play it back hopeing to get a liscence plate so i could pay a visit t o his house ..maybe personally deliver a few gallons of vegi oil to his doorstep....literally on the step....and porch....and sidewalk.... Can be cleaned up but its gonna take him awhile and i would do it in the cold of winter.
                Last edited by Clay; 12-16-2008, 02:25 PM.

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                • #9
                  I would find the gasoline powered car in the driveway(perferrably his wifes),and fill the tank up with your generousity,and then let karma unfold from a distance....with a video camera,Unhappy wife sh*&&y life.Or put the fear of god into him (editted for censors)...............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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                    Can be cleaned up but its gonna take him awhile and i would do it in the cold of winter.
                    Haha...that is if he doesn't slip and fall on it and break his hip....take a real long time then.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                      I would find the gasoline powered car in the driveway(perferrably his wifes),and fill the tank up with your generousity,and then let karma unfold from a distance....with a video camera,Unhappy wife sh*&&y life.Or put the fear of god into him (editted for censors)...............greasy
                      ^ cringes at the thought of what that WVO would do inside a gasoline engine.
                      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
                        I actually had a place throw away two of my barrels. I'd received permission from the kitchen manager at a hospital to put barrels out back and he showed me where he wanted them. A couple of weeks later I get a call from a guy in the maintenance dept telling me I have to come take the barrels. Said he just was in a meeting with my point of contact and that guy didn't know anything about the barrels. Ass. Ok, no worries. I told him I was out of town and would be down 2 days later to get the barrels. I show up 2 days later.....no barrels. I find the guy I spoke with and he tells me he threw them out. Said his boss said to get rid of them immediately. After explaining to him the amount of time that went into fabricating the barrels (lots of welding) plus the expense of the barrels, material, and locks, he didn't have much to say except "Oh,well."

                        The only thing I could say was "Oh, well. Hopefully for you I won't find out what car you drive and take $200 out of your tires."

                        --Snake
                        2005 F-250 Harley Davidson Edition with a few mods

                        60k on veggie oil and counting

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Snake View Post
                          I actually had a place throw away two of my barrels. I'd received permission from the kitchen manager at a hospital to put barrels out back and he showed me where he wanted them. A couple of weeks later I get a call from a guy in the maintenance dept telling me I have to come take the barrels. Said he just was in a meeting with my point of contact and that guy didn't know anything about the barrels. Ass. Ok, no worries. I told him I was out of town and would be down 2 days later to get the barrels. I show up 2 days later.....no barrels. I find the guy I spoke with and he tells me he threw them out. Said his boss said to get rid of them immediately. After explaining to him the amount of time that went into fabricating the barrels (lots of welding) plus the expense of the barrels, material, and locks, he didn't have much to say except "Oh,well."

                          The only thing I could say was "Oh, well. Hopefully for you I won't find out what car you drive and take $200 out of your tires."

                          --Snake
                          Man, that sucks. I can't believe someone would actually go to the trouble to toss them in the trash.

                          Hope you returned the favor in some form or fashion.
                          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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                          • #14
                            WVO down the vent on his hood,and or greasy door handles can make a mess real quick......but since you live in fla I would suggest 1/2 gallon of wvo neatly applied to all windows to bake in the sun all day..........ya mess with the bull,ya get the horns.........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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                            • #15
                              Thats just mean...present the guy with a bill for each barrel and tell him you will take him to small claims court if he doesn't pay up. The thought of hassling with court will hopefully be enough to convince him to get his wallet out.

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