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Old 04-08-2008, 07:24 PM
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i had a hard time in houston. but here luckily there are 3 restaurants giving it to me and i dont think there are any other immediately local to me who are running it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ForcedInduction View Post
Plenty of Diesel stations along the way to do the trip legally....

I'd be pissed off too if I were paying $4 a gallon
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Mistel View Post
I'd be pissed off too if I were paying $4 a gallon
Yeah...the last long road trip I went on was to Florida March 2007....drove a total of 2700 miles or so....fuel cost for the trip was about $245. I averaged about 24mpg....and diesel was ONLY like $2.20something. That trip now would cost nearly double!
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:39 AM
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I still don't understand how you all find veg oil so easily....and in such quantity....around here its quite difficult to find....if at all.

I have been turned down a lot by restaurants. However I find the local restaurants are more willing. The chains seem to have a system set up. Also the quality of the food seems to make a difference -- that is how often they change out the oil. We have one sandwich shop, that when we get the oil, it is almost as clear as new.

We have found that Chinese buffets can get us at least 50 gallons a week.... if not more of good oil. My favorite places are the ones that put it direct into cubes for us! I just stop by and pick up the cubes.

Persistence pays off. That and I make sure I stop by once and a while to have lunch/dinner at the places to thank them.

I am now taking my "left over oil" -- the oil from the bottom of the cubes -- to a biodiesel place to be converted in Biodiesel.
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