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    Yesterday when I filled up for my maiden voyage, it took me almost 2 hours to fill my tank! I'm using a Fillrite 1200C 12V unit rated at 15 gpm. Is this normal? Is anyone here using a different filling system? Should I put my mother in a home???
    2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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    Tractor Supply store(or similar)30GPM $500-+,we don't have state tax so it might be more in NYorVT.Good quality units cowboy tuff.It delivers 22to24 GPM with WVO or Bio-d.Well worth it for "skimming your storage tanks for the "honey".I learned the hard way with a lowes pump,I should of gone for the gusto the first time.................
    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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    • #3
      lol... everyone has their favorites... but none of them should take that long... you could have transfered it by hand quicker than that. You sure the pump was plugged in? lol.

      I use the Harbor Freight air powered pump. It works great and I haven't had any problems. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that I cut off the bottom of the pick-up because I thought it was too long for my plastic barrels... when in fact it is adjustable, and would have worked just fine. The downside of this pump is the fact that you are pressurizing the barrel... so if your barrels aren't readyfor 10psi or they won't seal you're going to be out of luck. The other downfall of this pump is the fact that it is only a barrel pump. You cannot use it to pump from anything else, unless it has the same bung as a barrel and can be pressurized. My oil guy had a beautiful pump that worked on the 12v in the truck and transfered 90 gallons of oil in less than 20 minutes.
      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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      • #4
        90 gallons in 20 minutes=4.5 GPM,you could hand or bilge pump faster than that.Are those estimates or actual......
        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
          i use this pump for pumping from my clean oil storage to my truck. So far i like it, i wired a light switch in line and plumbed in a 1/4" bypass line so when i release the filler nozzel it won't biuld pressure. Its not super fast but fast enough. i think I put about 50 gallons in my tank the other night in less than 10 minutes.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CHenry View Post
            i use this pump for pumping from my clean oil storage to my truck. So far i like it, i wired a light switch in line and plumbed in a 1/4" bypass line so when i release the filler nozzel it won't biuld pressure. Its not super fast but fast enough. i think I put about 50 gallons in my tank the other night in less than 10 minutes.
            Clay,

            How did ou plumb in your pick up tube? Can you post a pic?

            Thanks!

            WTW
            2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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            • #7
              Originally posted by waytallwhitey View Post
              Clay,

              How did ou plumb in your pick up tube? Can you post a pic?

              Thanks!

              WTW
              I'm interested in that as well. Also would like to see a shot of the return line setup.
              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 waytallwhitey View Post
                Clay,

                How did ou plumb in your pick up tube? Can you post a pic?

                Thanks!

                WTW
                Don't have a pic but will get one soon to update my filtration still pics.
                I used a 3/4 NPT to barb fitting...took the 2 1/2" cap off the lower outlet of the tote and drilled a nice 3/4" hole in the center and threaded the fitting into the thick plastic, ran a hose from there to the pump inlet.
                Originally posted by Marv View Post
                I'm interested in that as well. Also would like to see a shot of the return line setup.
                the return bypas is simply a "t" off the top of the pump (outlet). the return loops back into the supply line (about a 1' loop) with a smaller diameter hose for restriction purposes but it has adequate flow to maintian low pressure when i let off the fill nozzle. I did not use small enough hose and my flow out the nozzle is a l ittle slower than i want so i am goin gto size it down even more...to maybe 1/4" i think. I used 1/2" for the return and the filler hose is 1"...thought that would work good but it could be better.

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                • #9
                  Nice set-up Clay!

                  I'll plug the little Harbor Freight/Northern Tool 1" clear water pumps. At $30ish, you cannot move more VO for less money. I get 3-4 gpm warm oil thru a series of (clean) filters and see up to 50 psi. Does not mind being deadheaded for a minute either.

                  This pump is a PITA to prime though. I use a checkvalve/footvalve on the end of suction hose to keep oil in hose between uses. The BEST application for this pump is where it has a constant head. I have one hard-piped to the discharge near the bottom of my 250 gal 'still'. Pumps thru 3 filters and out to service station-type fuel hose and nozzle.

                  The vane-type pumps common to 'transfer' pumps don't do cool/cold VO very well in my experience...
                  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
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                    Nice set-up Clay!

                    I'll plug the little Harbor Freight/Northern Tool 1" clear water pumps. At $30ish, you cannot move more VO for less money. I get 3-4 gpm warm oil thru a series of (clean) filters and see up to 50 psi. Does not mind being deadheaded for a minute either.

                    This pump is a PITA to prime though. I use a checkvalve/footvalve on the end of suction hose to keep oil in hose between uses. The BEST application for this pump is where it has a constant head. I have one hard-piped to the discharge near the bottom of my 250 gal 'still'. Pumps thru 3 filters and out to service station-type fuel hose and nozzle.

                    The vane-type pumps common to 'transfer' pumps don't do cool/cold VO very well in my experience...
                    I have the pump sittin gon the floor and as long as there is any oil at all in my 300 gal tote, it has head pressure...never loses prime. I did pump the last 50 gallons out of my tote the other night and it was mostely cloudy (animal fat laden) oil and it did pump alot slower...it was about 60 degrees too. Probably took 20 minutes to move that 50 gal.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                      90 gallons in 20 minutes=4.5 GPM,you could hand or bilge pump faster than that.Are those estimates or actual......
                      Was looking for another post and noticed I did not respond to this.

                      I said less than 20 minutes... didn't say how much less
                      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                      • #12
                        Fill-Rite 1604 in the toolbox?

                        I pump clean oil from from 35 gal barrels into my tank and have been using a hand crank pump. Good exercise, but not the fastest or the best way to spend an afternoon once the weather gets hot here in TX.

                        Has anyone hooked up a Fill-Rite 1604 in the toolbox compartment of a 60gal RDS tank?

                        I was going to wire it up with a switch and mount it inside the toolbox as there should be enough clearance for the pump in the 8" or so of headroom in the toolbox.

                        Anyone attempted the same? Other good ideas for a 12v clean oil pumping system that can stay onboard? (e.g. locked / mounted in the toolbox)?

                        I am specifically looking for 12v setup so that I can pump without the need for a 110 power source.

                        Thanks,
                        2001 F-250 CC Lariat 4x4 7.3 PSD V3 (Jan-13-2009)

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