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Old 11-07-2005, 01:58 PM
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wvo filter question

What's the approximate micron rating of a woman's panty hose used to filter wvo?
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:25 PM
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What's the approximate micron rating of a woman's panty hose used to filter wvo?
Fishnets or control top?
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Don't know, but it's fine enough to take out lint.

For example, it is a good idea to put a bit of pantyhose over the washing machine outlet if it drains into a basin. Change every half year. A lot easier than getting that gunk out of the drain pipe.

I don't think I would trust it enough to be my only WVO filter, though.
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I'd guess around 200 microns for the legs and 100 microns for the padded areas.
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I was planning to use it as a pre-filter before washing the oil. The question is how much unfiltered (or strained) oil would go through before it clogs and what would be the next filter step after that. Maybe another step before?

"Fishnets or control top?"

Well, I can't get a grab on her fishnets...
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If you want a cheap prefilter use an old pair of blue jeans! Pantyhose would make really lousy filters except for the extra industrial control top with several layers.
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I'm planning to filter through coffee filters.....any idea what the micron rating is there?

I have 2 cubes of used only once WVO peanut oil.

Gonna just filter and pour...still in the 80's here....I've already left them in the sun to evaporate any water...

Used at a fish fry at my church..

So, what do you think? I've got around 300 coffee filters aging in the cupboard.
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I'm planning to filter through coffee filters.....any idea what the micron rating is there?

I have 2 cubes of used only once WVO peanut oil.

Gonna just filter and pour...still in the 80's here....I've already left them in the sun to evaporate any water...

Used at a fish fry at my church..

So, what do you think? I've got around 300 coffee filters aging in the cupboard.
Been there done that with coffee filters. Don't waste your time. They will overflow. Not big enough.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:46 PM
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I was planning to use it as a pre-filter before washing the oil. The question is how much unfiltered (or strained) oil would go through before it clogs and what would be the next filter step after that. Maybe another step before?

"Fishnets or control top?"

Well, I can't get a grab on her fishnets...
Here is a good idea for stage 2....Stage 1 could be through a bed sheet; a t shirt or similar cloth...supported by chickenwire; over a barrell or big pail...

One Mcmaster Carr 5 micron bag filter (this one on left; http://www.mcmaster.com/ ) * I see it didn't come up but it's a stock # 9311T21. *
One 40 gallon plastic trash pail; New but unused in last 5 years...

I traced the lip size of the filter on the center of the lid and cut out the circle. Didn't even have to seal it beacuse it fit so well !

Turn the lid upside down and it holds exactly 5 gallons of UCO/WVO and filters through in 10-12 minutes

This is my 2nd stage for filtering and blending in this pail, which I pump directly into the tank. 1st stage is into 55 galllon drum through folded bed sheet, held up by chickenwire. Got this pail no cost, from asking at a car wash. Was used Armour All drum.[/QUOTE]
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McMaster filters are only about $4 each and you get the exact rating. Shipping is $4 for up to a dozen.

Panyhose, jeans, sheets, etc are OK for pre-filtering, but they stretch and are not consistent.

You can also buy 200 micron bucket or barrel filters - I see them on Ebay. They are hard plasic and just fit over the top.

Do not scrimp in filtering! I have 11,000 miles on my 300SD filters running on UCO (WVO). Everything goes through a 10-micron Goldenrod before it goes in the car.
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www.hydrogenappliances.com

Anybody heard of this before? Comments? Opinions?
http://www.hydrogenappliances.com/bioD.html
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http://www.hydrogenappliances.com/bioD.html
I was interested in their WVO System III http://www.hydrogenappliances.com/oilsys.html that they have. I was thinking about putting a heating element in it to use it to make biodielel. No washing needed. Heard it probably wasn't a good idea...
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