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    Default Building an Oil Reclaimer

    Has anyone ever made their own oil reclaimer? I would like to flood my vacuum pump this year, and reclaimers are pretty scarce. Any thoughts?
    Mike
    2 1/2 x8 Lapierre Waterloo-Small (oil fired)
    Leader Steamaway
    1200 gph Lapierre RO
    1800 taps
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ks/Sugarhouse/


    Mike Christian
    505 Main St. Orwell, Vt.

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    Default oil reclaimer

    Mike
    you`re more than welcome to come up and take a look at our reclaimer.they look pretty simple, i know they have a baffle in them and the rest is basic, inlet, outlet for exaust, site glass for oil level, filter and a cockpit valve on the bottom so you can bleed off any water that may get into the reclaimer.

    We`ll see you on saturday. If you guys need help setting up this saturday give me a buzz.

    Paul
    TWO OLDS SAPS SUGAR WORKS
    with a little help from our freinds
    2300 on vac,5x14 grimm lighting,pre heater,900 gph ro www.twooldsaps.com

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    Paul-

    For those of us not able to make the trip on Saturday... could you post a picture of your reclaimer? I'd like to see what it looks like. If you have the time.

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    I know that most oil reclaimers have some type of filter media in them to help separate oil and air, and to keep misting down. I was considering using a hydraulic tank that would be used on a wood splitter. My questions would be:
    How would I keep foaming and misting of the oil to a minimum, and how big should this tank be?
    2 1/2 x8 Lapierre Waterloo-Small (oil fired)
    Leader Steamaway
    1200 gph Lapierre RO
    1800 taps
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ks/Sugarhouse/


    Mike Christian
    505 Main St. Orwell, Vt.

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    Hey Mplwrks, Check with a bulk tank dealer or a farmer who doesn't milk any more......Ive priced them and for around $100 you can pick a used one up......

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    Default tank

    on the splitter tanks you need to cut a hole and weld a pipe near the top for the exhast. use the fill hole for the exhast to come out, the return line for oil filter to feed pump. put a plug in other hole. the oil will fall out of exhast into oil in tank that is cooling and recirculate thru. need at least a 2.5 or 3 gallon tank. i emailed e/zee milk co. about reclaimers and no one emailed me back
    10,000 taps and adding on vac.4 liquid ring pumps, lapierre 5x14 thunderbolt, 1800 R/O

    http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/mapletime/

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    Maple crest,

    Did you setup a splitter tank this way? Did it work well?

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