Customer Content Raffle
WVO Designs offered a raffle to initiate content exchange between our customers and it was a smashing success! Raffle “tickets” were traded for Alternative Fuel related photos, video, parts list and diagrams. It was 1 ticket for a photo, 5 tickets for a video, and 10 tickets for drawings or schematics.
The GRAND PRIZE...
25gpm Monster Pump($547 Value)
The BONUS PRIZE...
We all win with this contest with the great content we now have to share with the community. See all of the fun and educational customer photos, video and diagrams below.
Raffle drawing Winner:
WVO Filtration - Daryl K., Manitoba, Canada
Here's a link to the theory of operation http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/159605551/m/7611079412/p/1
I have modified it abit for my usage. but the theory is still based on gravity & time. It's not the quickest system, as I process about 10 gallons a day, but I only spend about 15 minutes a day feeding it & there is no requirement for any power consumption (heat).
OK here's a run down on my way of processing.
I have weeded out the oil supplys by collecting only from restraunts that supply clear oil. I let the oil settle for a couple weeks in the cubies before pouring them through a series of strainers, 600-400-200 into 20 litre buckets. This intial filtration cleans out the F Frys, bread crumbs etc. From the bucket, I then pour it into the inverted collecting barrel where there is another bucket with holes drilled in the bottom that have 100 & 75 micron strainers. The oil is then introduced into the first 55 gallon drum @ the bottom,(see picture) where the lighter, clean oil slowly rises to the top, then flows through a 30 micron house filter into the second barrel where it goes through the same process as the first one. The oil then exits the top of this second barrel, travels through the second whole house filter (5 micron) & into the storage barrels.The rate of oil flow is controlled by a ball valve so it fills as a trickle. It takes about 3 days to fill a barrel.
As each barrel fills, I aerate the oil using a simple aquarium pump & aerator which pumps the compressed air through a renewable desicant (removes moisture from the air) which dries the oil.
Once each drum is filled, I will then hook it up to my homemade circulation pump & recirculate the oil through a 1 micron filter for about 6-8 hours .
Result is oil that is beer in color & way less than 500ppm water content tested with a capacitance meter.
I change the filters about once a year. That's all that's needed due to the high quality oil I get & I've processed many thousands of litres with this setup.
12 Valve Cummins pluming and electrical diagram - Daryl K., Manitoba, Canada
My veggy oil burner fleet consists of a 1996 4X4 Dodge Ram 12 valve with a self designed 2 tank system mostly consisting of parts from WVO Designs. It's been modified, to the tune of about 500HP presently.
My daily driver is a 1984 Mercedes 300SD with a Greasecar 2 tank system. I drive this thing year round including in -30 * days. It has the co pilot controller which has a setable circuit for electric injection line heaters. Currently they're set to go on @ 160* & off @ 180*
203 Degrees Thermostat Modification for Dodge 12 Valve - Daryl K. - Manitoba, Canada
Constellation Winners for Great Content:
Winner for Most Entries
Overview of WVO Designs Products - Sonny R., TX - Steps to be Green
WVO Collection with Monster Pump - Sonny R., TX - Steps to be Green
VW Jetta WVO Conversion- Sonny R., TX - Steps to be Green
Cummins WVO Conversion, Water Injection - Sonny R., TX - Steps to be Green
1995 Dodge Cummins WVO Conversion Photos - Sonny R., TX - Steps to Be Green
1995 Dodge WVO Conversion Parts
Custom Bracket with Valves, FPHE
Bracket mounted on engine
Engine Bay with WVO Designs Heated WVO Filter, Valves, FPHE
Gauge pod with purge button and veg on/off switch
Centrifuge Comparison - Sonny R., TX
M35A2 with the factory Multi fuel engine. WVODesigns heated filter wrap add on - Sonny R., TX
Winner for Best Engineering
WVO Electricity - 12V Cummins - James O., HI
- My 12v Cummins powered aka "HomeMizer"
- Overview, my project goal is to convert household electricity to 50% or more to 12volt power. Mods include 12 volt LED Lighting, Water Heating, and backup power. Targeted goal is simplicity, available parts and utilizing renewable energy.
- Parts and Key Components:
- 1) 1997 Dodge Cummins 12 Valve P-Pumped Turbocharged Engine Converted to Run 100% Waste Vegetable Oil. Starts, Runs and Shuts Down on WVO ( have abundant supply from local restaurants.
- 2) Marine Heat Exchanger, for engine cooling and heating of household shower water.
- 3) Used Stainless Steel heating coil out of a Steam Pressure Washer
- 4) Qty. 10 Small Block Chevy 100 amp alternators with lifetime warranty from local auto parts store.
- 5) 3000w belt driven generator salvaged out of a blown motor gen set.
- 5) 10 8D Heavy Equipment Deep Cycle Batteries.
- 6) a 2006 6.0 powerstroke 3.5 catylyst to keep exhaust HOT.
- 7) And last but not least. The WVO Design Heated Fuel Filter, Pump and HotStick for fuel tank pickup.
- Overview on Construction and Operation.
- A 180hp Cummins 12 valve 5.9 liter engine. It is cooled by a marine water to water heat exchanger and factory radiator to eliminate the chance of over heating. Exhaust out of turbo is routed through a thermally wrapped exhaust pipe, then through a 6.0 powerstroke cat converter to elevate egt's further. Super heated exhaus gas is then fed through the pressure washer
heating coil that heats household water.
- To elevate temperatures further. Engine is equipped with 100 hp injectors to freely flow more fuel and to accommodate the thicker wvo fuel. And a number 8 fuel plate.
- Household water is first routed through the Marine Heat Exchanger, then travels through a heavily wrapped and insulated galvanized pipe that feeds through the (Pressure washer) heating coil housing, then feeds household hot water line. (formerly a water heater)
- On the electricity side. Dual power output is utilized. 10 1985 Chevy Truck K-30 100 amp alternators are driven by a driveshaft. Driveshaft operation
is through the factory 5 speed NVG 4500 transmisson. A saftey style lever operates the clutch.
- 10 8D Batteries Used but Renewed by a Solar Powered De-Sulphating Battery Conditioner Charger during the day.
- Each battery is charged independently with each alternator via fusible links. Each battery and alternator is wired independently to eliminate total destruction or meltdown.
- The Generator Power is to power the washing machine during HomMizer Operation.
- Method of daily operation:
- At approx 4pm. Engine is started, idles for approx 5 minutes. Then rpm is elevated to approx 1200 rpm for 1-2 hours. That gives ample time to give everyone a chance to shower and wash clothes. It also gives enough time to charge batteries.
- There is also a 80 gallon insulated old water heater to store hot water for later use.
1997 7.3 Powerstroke WVO Conversion - Kevin B, OR
Cheap WVO Hand Pump - Kevin B., OR
Method to Clean Raw Power WVO Centrifuge Bowl - Kevin B., OR
WVO Conversion Parts - Kevin B., OR
Old school valve setup
G Wagon Valve Setup
Chevy Luv WVO Conversion
WVO Trekker Tank Mercedes
WVO Designs Heated WVO Filter, WVO Pump and FPHE on a custom bracket for a Dodge Cummins RV WVO Conversion
RCi WVO tank in Toolbox
Mercedes WVO Conversion
Sneaker Switch and Gauges on WVO Benz
WVO Cleaning Centrifuge - Kevin B., OR
WVO Designs Centrifuge Shed
Winner for Biggest Pile of Cubies
Vegetable Oil Crop and Press - Kevin B., OR
Oil Press for Safflower Seed
Winner for Quintessential Veggie Experience
1994 Ford 7.3 IDI F350 WVO Conversion - Eli H., ME
Engine bay with Raw Power Heated Filter
Heated Tank with Hot Stick, Fuel pump
WVO Centrifuge - Eli H., ME
Filtering Station with Raw Power Centrifuge with air filling pump
Winner for Cleanest Centrifuge Setup
WVO Centrifuge Setup - Dave H., PA
Here are my photos of the set up I did to work with your awesome pump and centrifuge. My whole life of WVO has been so wonderful since building this. Actually on my wish list is one more pump so that I can dedicate one to waste and one to clean fuel especially with the new gear heads you have now.
I used two industrial totes that I scavenged.
I got 4 waterbed heating pads (two per tote) off ebay for about 25 each. 100.00 Iremoved the plastic container and I taped each to the tote with foil tape and then I used foil surfaced insulation 3/8 thick 1.5 sheets per total of 3 at 25.00 each so 75.00 plus foil tape 20.00 and carefully enveloped each tank in foil and dropped back into the frame and stacked them. I live in a very cold climate and the tanks are in the garage so in the coldest of winter I can heat them up some for filtering and movement of fuel.
Per your recommendations I got plumbing extended from the bottom of the lower tank so that I am adding the clean oil to the bottom of the tank and not the top fittings and parts about 30.00 Built a table 4'x 2.5' and surface area of wall 1.5 sheet plywood and some 2x4s about 50.00
One 4'x8' sheet galvanized sheet metal I had cut into two pieces for the table surface and the wall behind. 60.00
From WVO designs I got (I think this would be the updated list and prices per your website) WVO Designs extreme raw power Centrifuge -6000 Rpm $1497.00 Raw power Centrifuge Booster $100.00 I used an older version but would get the 25gpm WVO transfer pump now. $547.00 I got the 1" hose kit $125.00 Centrifuge Bolt On Heater which you currently have as $297.00 (essential) plus some extra hose and fittings from you guys basically another kit $125.00
urchased and electrical box big enough to cleanly house the controller and plug outlets and wire etc for about $100.00
I mounted the controller inside the box and measured the cover so that the controller only part would be exposed with wiring safely behind. I cut the opening 1/8' wider with drill and jigsaw and then I took vacuum hose line and sliced it on one side and made a gasket around the edge of the opening so the controller would fit with a nice look and seal from oil and exposure. I wired in a plug housing with a switch on the wall so I could leave everything in but switch it off. This is good because the controller is on even when powered down. So flip of the switch and I can make sure it is all off.
I mounted the water heater controllers on the wall and plugged them in. Spent about another 50.00 on misc. parts for plumbing connections and to make an air vent for the out line. I found the clean oil flowed better with an air vent but you need to have it up high so that you don't get misted oil dripping down. I glued metal water hose filters on the openings of this vent to prevent oil from coming out.
I am super happy with your products and support. Been using this for 2 years without a hitch. Super clean oil and easy process. Total budget From WVO Designs: $2691.00 total (worth every penny) Total other parts per above about $500.00 Super nice system and very happy experience making fuel.
Winner for Going to Greatest Lengths
Travels on WVO - Victor Milan - UpaChalupa - Yukon to Patagonia
Mobile WVO Raw Power Centrifuge
Other great entries:
My initial WVO processing station using your Raw Power Centrifuge. -Steven C., Oregon
Here is the video we made of our trip to BC with the bus I converted -Mason L., Colorado
UK Veggie Oil Tour - James S., UK The Poosh
As pretty much first timers, we designed a system based on the two tank, and converted a merc vito cdi(2003). We then loaded eight of us in it, sleeping bags, tents and tools and toured the UK for four months. Everyone should have a chance to do this, and WVO is a great option to make it both environmentally sound economically viable.
Jim's 2 Tank 2003 CDI Conversion Diagram
National Algae Association harvesting algae down to 1 micron
Willie Nelson Filling up on B100 courtesy of Rachel B., NC Piedmont Biofuels
Super tank setup on the Veterans Green Bus - Gordon S., CO Veterans Green Bus
Mission: Reduce the cost of responding to natural disasters by demonstrating sustainable solutions including bio diesel, WVO and solar.
WVO Designs Monster Pump Collecting oil with a Generator - Eric W.., NE - Omaha Biofuels Co Op
1984 Ford 6.9 WVO Conversion - Jason D., MO
50 gal tank
Wvo Design hot stick
40 ft. of 3/8" alum fuel line
50 ft. of 3/4" heater hose
Powerstroke lift pump
Aeroquip bypass fuel regulator
frybrid style first heated fuel filter " 10 micron"
Wvo Design heated fuel filter head W/ Cat 1R-750 filter " 2 micron" absolute
Wvo Design feed solenoid
Greasecar return solenoid " Had it already, will use Wvo Design solenoid for replacement"
There is also a booster pump for the coolant, a lot of Tube to Hose adapters, all the alum fuel lines are jacketed in 3/4" heater hose.
WVO and Diesel Filter
Lift pump and Aeroquip return valve/regulator
Coolant booster pump
Tank with Hot Stick
Raw Power WVO Centrifuge and Portable filtration Setup - Sid S., Australia
Here is my storage, settling & gravity feed set up to your Raw power Centrifuge as well as portable 12 v set up. The trolley in the background is a 12 v set up that has a box containing pick up pump with end & in line strainer, a Racor 2 micron Aquablock filter. Pumping raw used oil through an end strainer on the pick up line then through the in line filter & into settling tank. This arrangement has a two way set up with two in line valves so the oil can be diverted either bypassing the Racor filter all together for the raw oil settling or another pick up line for "polishing" settled oil before or after centrifuging. Even though centrifuged oil is clean better to pass centrifuged oil through the Racor than through the dirty in line strainer & associated dirty lines etc plus I think the Aquablock is a bit of extra insurance against any condensation that may have occured. This 12 v set up also allows for on the road picking up & cleaning of oil. The whole trolley & centrifuge are mounted in a trailer with small tanks ( small tanks with baffles ) - one storage for dirty oil, one header for gravity feed filled via the pump ( requires a bit of checking as is not automatic but by timing it I know when to stop & fill the header tank ) & room to collect waste oil in small drums from shops. My vehicle has a 240v inverter for running the centrifuge while driving ! YES ! Collect your oil while on the road & clean while driving !
That pump is a Saybolt Universal Second 12 v oil ( not diesel ) gear pump. Not the top of the range but rated at 10 litres per minute at 60/psi.
WVO Collection and Cleaning overview - Kevin E., CO
Raw Power Centrifuge and On-Board Filtration - Phil B., WV
2 x 60 gallon Trekker tanks that are used for finished fuel only. They have coolant fed heat exchangers in them.
When the engine temp comes up I switch over to the hot cooking oil. The oil comes out of the tank through the Davco filter/water separator and then on to the stock fuel bowl via a 3 in one line (2 coolant 1 fuel) to hold the heat to its destination. 5 minutes prior to shutting down I switch back to the pump diesel tank to purge the fuel bowl and rail for an easy start the next trip.
WVO Centrifuge, Collecting and Driving(1985 Toyota Landcruiser) - Lewis M., BC Canada - Beyond Boarding
Biodiesel Setup and WVO Collection - Vincent B.
I have been doing this for about 5 years now. Lots of learning along the way. Using the gear pump has made the biggest difference as far as making collection easier and dependable. Before that I would burn out the cheap 12v pumps I was using and having difficulty with thick oil in the winter . This pump would even pump lard as long as it wasn't too cold. I use the biodiesel in 3 vehicles. A 1984 Mercedes D300, a 1989 Ford F350 7.3l diesel, and a 2011 Ford F350 6.7l diesel
This is what I use to make Biodiesel
Here are the tanks I use to filter the soap out. They have Purolite in them. Before I filter through these I water wash my biodiesel 3 times to make them last longer.
Here is where the final product gets stored and I use a 12V fuel pump to pump it into one of my vehicles.
This is a shot of my WVO Designs Monster pump that I use to pump the wvo into one of my 55gal drums.
I either use the immersion heater below or the band heater seen above to heat the oil prior to conversion.
A pic of the empty drum behind the restaurant I go to.
I built an enclosure to hide the ugly barrel. The restaurant owner really likes this idea. His customers don't have to see that ugly thing when they park out back.
I use a 1000W Honda generator to power the WVO Designs Monster Pump.
Here's me pumping the oil out.
Dieselcraft Centrifuge Setup - Waring H.
1986 Isuzu Trooper WVO Conversion - Waring H.
FPHE, Lift Pump
Custom heated WVO tank
WVO Centrifuge and Fillup Station - Michael D., TX
Dirty tank behind garage plumbed through the back wall.
CF feeds into my little fueling station.
The heater element hooks up to the lighted switch. So I always know when its on. Everything is finally on switch's!! no more extension cords and unplugging
The switch at the front turns on the fuel station pump so I have control of my fuel nozzle at the garage door
2800g Home Heating OIl Truck to be used for WVO - Shakeera., NJ
Grease Fire Damage - Stephen T.
Good reason to skip this week's collection of WVO from the restaurant!Grill's grease fire set off the fire suppression system and liquid chemical was sprayed under high pressure into all grills and the FRYER!
Simple Farmer's Version to Convert WMO to Diesel- Dick S., CO
Homemade Grease Vacuum Trailor - Miles H.
Bucket Heaters - Rick H.
WVO Centrifuge and Processing - Bruce M., NY