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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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ok so we've been makin biodiesel in small batches and runnin it in a one lung kubota, now we want to upscale and produce enough for our club bus, it's an 8.2 detroit, (no heckling please, i know it sucks) we have all of the pump and barrels we need to mix the concoction but we need a heater to heat all of the oil and methoxide, we were thinking of an immersion heater, but we're having trouble finding one, so my question is what kind/ where do you guys find y'alls heaters? :thanks:
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The most common immersion heater is a water heater electric element. They fit a 1 in pipe thread or a 4 bolt square pattern. If you hook a 220 up to 110 the watts are 1/2 the lable. Bolt an electric riser box over it for an enclosure.


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by the way watch out for fuel lines degrading on that Kubota... seems particularly prone to it. has the Appleseed water heater-based processor, you can adapt a barrel to a similar design if you can get a water heater element into the barrel. It's safer to use something with a thermostat such as a water heater.

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