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Old 06-23-2013, 05:29 PM
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Juicemaster Centrifuge

After reading a couple of threads on the use of a juicer as a centrifuge, I bit. A fraction of the cost of items designed specifically for the task, and for those who have a lot of time to spend "polishing" their oil, it did a fine job. I'm not going to test the oil that came out of it with a mass spec chromatograph nor do I care what's left in the oil. All I know is that for $40, I am preventing the stuff below from getting into my IP and ending up as a deposit somewhere in my engine.

I picked this oil up yesterday so it has only had about 24 hours to settle. It was dumped into the drum through a 100um filter. Below is what came out of five gallons.

Quick wipe with a clean towel...


It only runs about five gallons an hour but, I only use about 10 gallons of fuel a week so it's just right for my needs. If I needed anymore fuel I would buy another juicer so I could clean up more fuel.

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How did you modify it?

Cold you post some info on how you modified it to be a centrifuge?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:55 AM
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http://www.burnveg.com/forum/about8.html

I followed this thread. Basically, you need to fill the mesh on the perimeter of the bowl with a 2 part epoxy. I used fiberglass jelly and gave the high spots a quick sanding while the motor was running without the cover. From what it looks like it's kind of hit or miss on balancing but mine sits still. I drilled 2 holes just like the original poster in the thread.

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Great. Thanks for the info.
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