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vegoil

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cooking oil setup
« on: October 24, 2021, 01:40:40 PM »
if anyone is interested in running a lister CS 8-1 on cooking oil here are a few photos
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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 01:48:40 PM »
more photos

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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 04:03:21 PM »

That is an excellent setup.
Do you use "settling" to clean and dewater the veg oil? or are you using a centrifuge?

Does the system heat a house or a shop?
What contribution to the overall building heat does it contribute.?
I'm estimating 13,000 btu/hr from the cooling and 9000 btu/hr from the exhaust.

Well done !
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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 06:16:59 PM »
Hi,

the system heats my house, garage and workshop.

During the winter it provides all the heating and hot water it runs 16 hours a day auto switching between storage heating and hot water.

28.5 kw storage heaters and 20,000 btu wet radiators from the cooling water none from the exhaust (yet)

The wvo Is settled and filtered Threw 3 barrel settling then threw twin head washable 5 micron filters then passed threw 5 micron 1 micron lastly 0.5 micron then up to storage barrels gravity feed down the the lister


Veggie do you have a similar set up?

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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2021, 11:03:56 PM »

My system does not heat the house. I use the radiator heat to supplement my garage heat in winter.
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- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 07:20:14 PM »
Dose anyone else have photos of your engines? It would be interesting to see and this will help us all with ideas of different types of setups.

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Re: cooking oil setup
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 04:36:50 PM »
My unit is configured for WVO operation using a manual 3-way valve at the injector pump for switching between diesel and WVO.
Injector line is heated with a wrapped ni-chrome wire element and silicon heat tape which heats to 150f-170f.
A larger 25 gallon WVO tank is used for clean fuel storage and a hand pump is used to fill the Day Tank mounted on the wall above the engine.

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« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 04:39:57 PM by veggie »
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw