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  • anyone wanna take some pictures/dimensions of their filter housing?

    A good friend of mine is an aluminum welder/fabricator, and I'm a bit of a machinist myself, so I was thinking about attempting to build one of the sock filter housing like the one on Clay's filtration still. I would probably still buy the mesh screen insert if I can find it, but would just need to know the diameter of the lip where the filter bag sits, and maybe the overall length.

    Can someone take a good detailed picture of where the bag sits?

    If it goes well, we might make and sell them. I think they could be done for a decent amount less than the $400+ McMaster 6870K59
    Last edited by fiveohpatrol; 03-13-2009, 11:32 AM.
    -Drew
    V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
    2014 6.7L - smells nice

  • #2
    Drew, i'll take pics and measure on mine tomorrow - if i don't forget - and
    I'll get back to you in a day or 2.

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    • #3
      awesome, thanks Clay!
      -Drew
      V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
      2014 6.7L - smells nice

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        • #5
          Here's mine, I'm in the process of redesigning. It's 4" stainless pipe with 3/8" stainless plate welded to the bottom for a base and machined stainless welded on top, then a machined aluminum lid with 4 studs in the stainless and the lid is secured with wing nuts. I'm making it into a 5" tube though so the trade 4 bag filter dops in and doesn't hit the walls of the tube like it does now.







          2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 SC/SB Greasin since 08/18/2010
          SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08
          Originally posted by Snake
          Cause his job is to make oil and break things.

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            2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 SC/SB Greasin since 08/18/2010
            SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08
            Originally posted by Snake
            Cause his job is to make oil and break things.

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              2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 SC/SB Greasin since 08/18/2010
              SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08
              Originally posted by Snake
              Cause his job is to make oil and break things.

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              • #8
                With the whole setup...

                2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 SC/SB Greasin since 08/18/2010
                SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08
                Originally posted by Snake
                Cause his job is to make oil and break things.

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                • #9
                  What does the bear do?? :chuckles:

                  Seriously, that is a nice set-up!! I trust you have a good source for all that SS stuff - there's a small fortune in plumbing you've got there. Nicely done!!

                  I read somewhere its important to use the basket with this type of filter to prevent the media from stretching and allowing larger particles thru. I dunno if this is a big deal, since I know people who hang them and gravity filter thru them - they s t r e t c h pretty good, but I've never had a short on-board filter life as a result...

                  FWIW, I used 5-10psi to push oil thru blue jean legs for a looooong time. After H&S, while oil was still warm in WH, I used compressed air to push oil thru jans into another drum. My 'real' filters downstream lasted forever back then and jean legs were free (damaged zippers, torn pockets, etc) and cheap a the thrifty store!!
                  Last edited by skyskijason; 05-05-2010, 07:54 AM.
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                  2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
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                  • #10
                    Jason's right, you need to have a basket under the bag otherwise they stretch and pass way bigger particles than they should. I wish I had your source for all that SS plumbing.

                    I finally got my CF filtering setup redesigned and set up with totes and spinning at 6000 rpm. I'd never go back to bags. Now I can run 275 gallons at a clip, 6000 rpm, 20 hours, at 160F. I should have to process once every 3 months at that rate :-) less people need oil or I sell some.

                    I'll use my little trade size 3 bag housing with a 1mic absolute filter as a final filter before filling my truck's tank.
                    2000 7.3L F-250 XLT SCSB 6in Lift, Bilstiens, 37" Mud Grapplers, 203F tstat, DIY Rebuilt Tranny, Tru-Speed, Turbomaster WG, 4" MBRP exhaust, Wicked Wheel, DIY WVO system w/check valve switching. Miles on WVO ~15,000.

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                    • #11
                      It's all stainless swagelok fittings too. I have a little under $100 invested in this whole setup. I paid for the northern tool's pump, which was around $55 IIRC, and I bought a stainless heater element for the water heater which was around $20. Other than that, everything came from knowing the right people!

                      Thanks for the suggestion of the basket. Is there a relatively inexpensive place to buy one or should we just fab one up? Thanks.
                      2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 SC/SB Greasin since 08/18/2010
                      SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08
                      Originally posted by Snake
                      Cause his job is to make oil and break things.

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