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Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
5/7/10 7:11 p.m.

Nicely done!

There's a few of those greaseburners which come through our shop but they are generally homebrewed setups. The Greasecar setup looks well engineered. The thing to be careful of (and I have seen this happen a couple of times): if the restaraunt is not real careful about keeping the grease clean you could have a major problem. Some restaraunt employees have been known to dump mop buckets etc into the grease trap, some of the floor cleaners are very caustic and will destroy the inside of rubber parts in a hurry. This can lead to some painfully pricey repairs. I believe a couple of companies make test kits for that, you might want to look into it.

FWIW, we see a fair number of these which run on straight dino diesel wind up with fuel leaks in the injection pump area, it's always the various O rings have deterioated. Some have had the problem two or three times. We think it's something to do with the low sulfur formulations.

DrBoost
DrBoost Dork
5/7/10 8:14 p.m.

Thanks Jensenman, My filtering setup will remove water and typically you try to get a good relationship with the restaurant so they keep the mop water out, usually. When you switch to WVO most folks replace the o-rings with viton units, they resist the chemicals.
If you think the greasecar is nice, you should check out www.frybrid.com Now those kits are seriously nice.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/7/10 9:12 p.m.

Nicely done.

What I've always wondered about is:

What happens when one or two other people in town think it's a great idea, too, and used grease becomes a commodity?

1rub
1rub New Reader
6/17/21 9:59 a.m.

In reply to DrBoost :

How difficult is this to do for a non-auto techie?

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
6/17/21 10:45 a.m.

Whoa! An eleven year old zombie thread! 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
6/17/21 3:48 p.m.
1rub said:

In reply to DrBoost :

How difficult is this to do for a non-auto techie?

It really depends on the person. It's a lot of work, but nothing difficult. 
i had the collection, filtering, and fueling down pat. I could do it all in a suit and latex gloves and not have a mess at all. 

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