I wish I had the equipment and time to do that.
Cool!!! never thought of that. I have never seen a house around here with an oil heater. Its either Nat. Gas or Propane here in oil country.JackedDak03 said:It could be used as home heating oil as well, which would help it pay for itself much faster IMO.
Where can you find plans for one?DodgeThis_AZ said:Build your self an Appleseed processor.
WOW... what's amazing is that these companies are actually selling these knowing what the potential outcomes are.NSXTASY said:I am part of a co-op and brewing my own. I would recommend against anything that does not use stainless steel for the reactor. Fuelmeister's are overpriced fire accidents waiting to happen.
I know many folks and personally too am using an old water heater tank to make biodiesel. It's actually one of the safest designs out there (the "appleseed") since it's a closed vessel, with a pressure relief valve opening at 150 psi, designed to withstand 300 psi. Water heaters are actually overkills since the pressure never exceeds 5 psi, the temperature (140F) stays well below the normal operational temperature for water heaters (175F) and oil which fills those for biodiesel has a much higher boiling point (>400F) than water. Now, I agree on the "junk" part, iI would only recommend getting a nice one in perfect operating condition.bad munky said:A year or so ago, on the news, there was a report of a foridian lady who made her own using old water heater tanks. Said she was having great results with it.
Imagine that, using junk to process something that it was never intended for, to killing yourself using a product as it was intended.
I'm still very much interested in making my own...not completely scared away.
you are welcome. The appleseed design is not fool-proof, I know as many as 10 near-misses that have occured, but none was catastrophic, nor resulted in any injury. So even these, require attention and someone knowing what they do and what could happen if they are not careful. But they are what I consider, one of the safest designs out there.bad munky said:Thank you...especially for the safety confirmation.