This was the very first biodiesel processor we ever built. We used a 40 gallon water heater that we picked up used from a local store. Added an on-cart wash tank and what has to be one of the most intricate plumbing arrangements out there. We wouldn't recommend the way we plumbed it as it was really a pain to keep it clean. It did make some mighty fine biodiesel though!
I took several pictures of it while we put it together and built a photo gallery of it as well.
Click here to see them!
We sold it for $475 a few years ago (boy, what a steal that was!). The pictures below are pictures we put together to sell it with. The person I sold it to has become a good friend of ours. The unit still makes great biodiesel to this day!
Here's more information on the processor
This is a complete custom built Biodiesel Processor mounted to a custom made cart on wheels.
Made from quality items and mounted to a SOLID wooden frame.
It makes BEAUTIFUL Biodiesel.
It's based off of Jack Jones processor which is an Appleseed style processor, created by girlMARK
It has it's own Photogallery on the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative website.
Processor Dimensions & Information:
Height: 7 ft 1/4 inch high
Length: 6 ft (this is how wide it is)
Depth: 32 inches (with a 36 inch handle)
Water Heater: 50 Gallon Electric
Pump: 330 GPH Harbor Freight 1" clear water pump
Wiring: Just plug it in & go, everything was built with heavy gauge wiring.
Wash Tank: 55 Gallon Poly Drum w/ stand pipe
Misters: Orbit Misting Kit
Bubbler: Copper bubbler w/ variable flow air pump
Heater: Nice submersible fish tank heater
Plumbing: 3/4" Brass Ball Valves, 3/4" Black Steel Piping, Poly Braided Clear Tubing
- All output spouts high enough to drain into buckets
- Full plumbing between water heater & wash tank
- Nice double-switch to power heating element & pump
- Double-Plug to power bubbler & wash tank heater
- The unit sits high enough that every drainable spout can drain right into a 5 gallon bucket.
- You can transfer liquid between the water heater & wash tank using the pump & opening valves.
- Plumbing drains completely clear, as it all runs downhill to lowest point (avoids sediment left over in piping).
- Wash Tank & Water Heater mounted directly to the frame
- Long vent tube, ready to hook to a methanol condensor.
Lot's of Pictures!!!