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  • Pumping oil out of barrels in the cold NE temps?

    I know this is off topic kind of, but has anyone had success pumping oil out of barrels in the cold NE temps? If so what do you use? I will start a new thread if needed.
    2002 7.3 Excursion Limited V3 w/40 gal RDS Tank, +50 gal or 100 gal aux cargo tank,
    AFE Magnum Flow Air Intake, 4" Turbo back Diamondeye exhaust,
    6.0 Tranny cooler upgrade, Edge Evo2 Gryphon, V & Modified B Code leaf suspension
    BTS Transmission W/ 1.0 exhaust housing,Snow water/meth injection.Riffraff Engine Rebuild(kit) @315k .30 over pistons, CNC Fab HPOP, 406injectors.com 160cc single shots.

    2002 F350 2WD CCLB 7.3 Bone Stock "Rusty"

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    I will put 2000-3000 gallons in 55 to 60 gallon barrels,before snow,then bring into my heated storage for later use.Pumping in the winter in NH is for the birds......I'll be by the fire,with my laptop and the latest diesel power mag.............
    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
      Originally posted by billman View Post
      I will start a new thread if needed.
      already done :cheers:

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      • #4
        Build yourself a sucker tank-no power source needed. I have a 40 gallon tank made from an old propane tank that I pull a 25" vacuum on using a simple Coleman camping mattress pump. Works like a charm in the coldest of weather.
        Currently dieselless!

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        • #5
          If your supplier is using the ph oil, I would suggest a shovel and an idiot kid that will work for cheap

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          • #6
            Originally posted by powerstroke73L View Post
            Build yourself a sucker tank-no power source needed. I have a 40 gallon tank made from an old propane tank that I pull a 25" vacuum on using a simple Coleman camping mattress pump. Works like a charm in the coldest of weather.

            Can you give a more detailed description and maybe some pics????
            2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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            • #7
              Originally posted by waytallwhitey View Post
              Can you give a more detailed description and maybe some pics????
              http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/eve/foru...552#2141024552

              There are tanks out there that are much bigger than mine, but the above is a link to some pictures and a description. If you search the infopop forums for "SUPER SUCKER" you'll get everything from mine to 500 gallon propane tanks on trailers.
              Currently dieselless!

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              • #8
                thanks for the replies and thanks chenry for starting the new thread.
                2002 7.3 Excursion Limited V3 w/40 gal RDS Tank, +50 gal or 100 gal aux cargo tank,
                AFE Magnum Flow Air Intake, 4" Turbo back Diamondeye exhaust,
                6.0 Tranny cooler upgrade, Edge Evo2 Gryphon, V & Modified B Code leaf suspension
                BTS Transmission W/ 1.0 exhaust housing,Snow water/meth injection.Riffraff Engine Rebuild(kit) @315k .30 over pistons, CNC Fab HPOP, 406injectors.com 160cc single shots.

                2002 F350 2WD CCLB 7.3 Bone Stock "Rusty"

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                • #9
                  I have a thread over on powerstoke.org here:

                  http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/bio...-progress.html

                  There is even a video link at the end showing it in action.

                  I was thinking of dragging it over to this forum if there was interest.
                  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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                  • #10
                    For those that don't want to read through all five pages (most of you likely) here is the gist of it:


                    crappy old 60 gallon compressor tank.

                    PLUS


                    Cheap ($15) Harbor Freight compressor driven vacuum pump.

                    PLUS


                    a couple of quick connect fittings

                    PLUS


                    Big A$$ suction hose (2 inch by 20 feet)
                    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
                      Finished product



                      http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/n...VacuumTank.flv

                      Vacuum tank in action. That's ~50 gallons of cold oil in about a HALF A MINUTE!
                      Last edited by FastCote; 10-01-2008, 12:35 PM.
                      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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                      • #12
                        how much time involved to build 250 gallon version?.........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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                        • #13
                          OK, I'm still a neophyte to all of this; but with a vaccuum arrangement can you hit more than one source without recharging your tank? How hard is it to discharge the oil? There are several obvious advantages, are there any disadvantages?
                          2001 F250 Crew Cab V3 Conversion

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                          • #14
                            It's all about how good a vacuum you can pull. Absolute is just under 30" mercury (i think). The better your vacuum pump, the closer you can get to absolute. As you can see from my links, I got the cheapest pump arrangement I could get. It uses my air compressor through a venturi to pull vacuum. this is neither portable (I have to do it in garage), quick (takes a good 15 minutes to get down to around 27". exponentially longer from there), not efficient (I am sure compressing air using a cheap sears compressor, then blowing it out at 8 cfm is not the best method).

                            All that said it works and it is easy. If you look at the pic with the venturi, you can see it has quick disconnects on it. On the tank, I have the mating connect. I plug the venturi on to charge vacuum, then take it off and plug the compressor straight on to put a little (LITTLE - remember that ) pressure. Crack open the suctiion hose valve and blast it right into the slop oil drum.

                            I actually used this in reverse once. The video you see is a drum full of oil with a gallon of boil-out (lye) in it. after shooting the video, i charge the tank with a little air, drove to Dairy Queen, and blasted it into their oil dumpster. It actually SMOKED as it came out. Back to the LITTLE pressure part. I put too much in and when i cracked the valve it exploded out and sprayed the entire building down with crap oil - OOPS!
                            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
                              I built the sucker tank with a 420# old propane tank. I used 1-1/2" hose and was able to score a refridgerator compressor to pull a vac to 21 hg. I pulled about 60 + gal of thick softserve looking stuff this morning in 20 degree temps in about 5-8 min. I saw the power of a sucker on oil via utube, but am more impressed with the power to pull in the cold temps. All I can say is holy suction!!
                              2002 7.3 Excursion Limited V3 w/40 gal RDS Tank, +50 gal or 100 gal aux cargo tank,
                              AFE Magnum Flow Air Intake, 4" Turbo back Diamondeye exhaust,
                              6.0 Tranny cooler upgrade, Edge Evo2 Gryphon, V & Modified B Code leaf suspension
                              BTS Transmission W/ 1.0 exhaust housing,Snow water/meth injection.Riffraff Engine Rebuild(kit) @315k .30 over pistons, CNC Fab HPOP, 406injectors.com 160cc single shots.

                              2002 F350 2WD CCLB 7.3 Bone Stock "Rusty"

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