Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: January 15 @ 7:20am
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Things that I have built with my own hands.

Day Four:
Vegetable oil processing center.
This processing center was designed and built by my friend (Jason) and I to clean waste vegetable oil from restaurants for the purpose of using it as fuel in our trucks. The black tank that I'm standing on is our filtration rig. Fill it up with veggie and flip it on. The oil spins through a centrifuge which gets all the water and solids out. We let this run overnight, depending on how dirty the oil is. Behind me is our pump rig that we use to go collect the oil.

We have also converted both our trucks to run veggie with very specialized two tank systems.

CLICK for a shot of the truck that runs this stuff.
In the shot I'm sitting on the main veggie tank. The stock diesel tank acts as the auxiliary tank now.

Cool feature: We regularly take unintentional baths in veggie oil, but it keeps our skin soft. :)

Comments

robberfly says:
you are very talented
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:22am -
Chinese Wildman says:
You are a badass. I'm proud to be on Team Gearhead with you.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:22am -
jnonfiction says:
You will survive the apocalypse.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:36am -
Ploafmaster says:
Dang, you get cooler by the day.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:37am -
Daniel Wilkerson says:
Do any of your regular oil supplies have a distinct smell after combustion?
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:40am -
l_etranger_ says:
@robberfly @ploafmaster i blush...
@chinesewildman long live #gearhead!!! what, is there like 3 of us?
@jnonfiction i'm a hybrid human/cockroach.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:41am -
Daniel says:
Isn't that the chamber Michael Jackson used to sleep in?
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:42am -
l_etranger_ says:
@danielwilkerson haha, yes indeed. It is subtle, but you can smell the difference between Chinese, Mexican, etc. It all has a bit of a french fry smell though.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:42am -
mims attack says:
respect
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 7:45am -
Pip says:
Excellent in all ways.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 8:03am -
michaeljstraub says:
This is ridiculously awesome. You sir are a man about talent. Good work on all your accomplishments this week.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 8:36am -
ThatGuy says:
Your theme has been ridiculously impressive. I haven't been impressed this much by a man with a mohawk since the A-Team went off the air.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 8:42am -
Vanbert says:
you resemble Sting in this photo. I mean it as a compliment.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 8:49am -
Moses Marion says:
trust me... this is more romantic than doing bathroom layouts
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 10:00am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Amazing
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 11:58am -
folliclejuju says:
i love this photo for some reason...i'm calmed by the atmosphere.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 12:32pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I'm very glad you use your powers for good instead of evil.
Posted: Jan 15th, 2010 - 1:59pm -
Brian says:
wow ... you are mega-talented
Posted: Jan 16th, 2010 - 9:36pm -
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