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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Oil transfer pump?

I'm looking for a cheap way to pump oil from a 55 gallon barrel thru a filter and into my tank. I'm going to be pumping Waste engine oil. I don't care if its used, just need to move some oil.

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Harbor freight has a 1 inch clear water pump for around 30-35 bucks. it works real good with heated oil. i dont know how it would be with cold stuff though. if you register with their web site theyll send you online specials and coupons. i got one of those pumps for 25 bucks a couple years ago. if you get one, they dont come with a cord. They are blue in color. youll need to get adapters and a butt load of teflon tape.

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Sounds good. I'll check it out!!

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I have one of these, works pretty good:
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the best pump i have for pumping wmo is an air operated diaphram pump made by ARO you can set your pressure to exactly what the filter is designed to handle. i have used gear pumps, vane pumps and impeller type none even come close. check ebay thats where i got mine.
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only thing about the clear water pump is that its not self priming, it will give you a fit if the oil isn't gravity fed to the pump.

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I have that pump now and priming it is a pain - one small air bubble and it's time to prime it again! Anyone have any easy way to prime it?
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I have this pump from Harbor Freight as well and it works really well for me. But I've installed two check valves to keep the pump primed. Inlet side: 1" clear tubing from pump to 1" check valve then an 90deg elbow, then 1" pvc long enough to go to bottom of barrel and then another 1" check valve. Outlet side: 90deg elbow at the pump, 1" clear tubing to 1" check valve then filter. This keeps the pump primed on both ends and I rarely have an issue w/ keeping it primed for months at a time. Also, I keep an old juice bottle full of cleaned/filted oil just in case I do loose prime; just disconnect the tubing and fill w/ the oil and back in business.

Also, I know it's not prefered but I do suck from the bottom. On my wash/heat barrel, I use a 12v pump to suck to water a crap off the bottom into a cubie to discard then filter the oil to my next heat barrel, then I get about a gallon of the bottom into another container before filtering into my ready for truck barrel. This has been working very well for me so far and I've done the hot pan test in the past w/ great results.

Sorry, I'm not sure why I rambled on like The pump works great, just make your life easier w/ check valves!

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