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rtiedt

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oil pump
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:20:17 pm »
Iam sterting to build a babbington type waste oil heater and going to mount it over the oil storage tank.Ineed to know what kind of pump to use and where I might be able to purchase one.Any help would appreciated

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Re: oil pump
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 11:05:20 pm »
Welcome Rtiedt!

Unfortunately I cant help you out with your oil pump question, but hopefully someone can let you know what might work.  Good luck on your project!

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Re: oil pump
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 01:30:33 pm »
hi there ive been playing with babbingtons for a while, what you need is a car power steering pump, rigged upto a 240/110v motor, they are plenty powerful and can handle some debris in the oil, you only want it turning slow as they will pump quite a bit of oil, i had one off a ford escort and it works a treat, you cant slow the output or it will kill your motor so i did this in the pic below, as you can see the pump runs all day long with the same output, its happiest like this ( i know ive sprayed oil everywhere and cooked motors) and by adjusting the ball valve i can get the oil to either travel straight back to the sump via 15mm copper plumbing pipe or i can close it by a fraction and make the oil run down a length of car brake pipe to the babbington ball, i think a needle valve would be more precise with the flow control, but this works fine and like i said ive run this for 12 hrs straight and no problems at all, hope this helps


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Re: oil pump
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 07:48:01 pm »
Thanks for the information.I'll have to give that a try

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Re: oil pump
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 05:05:44 pm »
Wowser, Houser, that's a whiz-bang idea!
I be likin' that.  I be likin' that right much. ;D

With a little heat under the tanks, my WVO should flow quite nicely.
That could be made to work for collection, too.
Yes, it's a year & 8 months old.  So what?

Shalom!
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