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Old 10-13-2009, 04:05 PM
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13 Months and over 20 k mi. it has been interesting. I honestly feel like I have a good grip on the veggie oil thing. I have calculated a substantial savings in fuel..... Lets just say I will have returned my investment (V3, install, filtration startup, sucker tank) in 2 more years. For those of you that are in it for the fuel savings, expect to make this your hobby for the next few years. I have had a few bumps in the road with the rds excursion tank and a switch.

If you are looking for a conversion for your powerstroke and expect only the best customer service, you have come to the right place.

I expect to get many more years out of my excursion and also plan on burning veggie every step of the way.

I am planning a pole barn garage for the spring and plan on a veggie oil burner to keep things warm inside. Grease has become my hobby.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:39 PM
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I'm planning a pole barn with a veggie heater, too. For heat, was primarily thinking of hydronic piping in a poured concrete floor with a waste oil fueled water heater. Then, a Lister generator plugged into my grid; also fueled with WVO.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:07 AM
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I would love to use veggie oil to run a gen set, but I can't come up with enough oil. I think you will find resistance to running a Listeroid and connecting it to the grid. The power generated from an engine is not "clean" enough to be sent back to the grid, or so I'm told. Solar power can be grid tied, but not an engine powered generator. Does anyone else with more knowledge of electricity than I have some direction on this? I'd like to know more.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:29 PM
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Required reading on the subject of home generator power: http://utterpower.com/bill_rogers.htm - and the "utterpower" website is the best learning resource on the web I've found about the Listeroids. There's also a great Yahoo group called "Lister_CSOG" that has lots of good info on this topic.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:34 PM
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I would love to get a lister and run it on vegi but its a chinese machine...i just can't get past that fact.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:05 PM
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Sorry to hijack your thread Bill!

Clay - The Changfa is Chinese. The original Lister is British. Most of the Listeroids (modern copies) are made in India. There are other slowspeed generators, but I don't know of any that are US-made. But I'm a novice/wannabe in this area...

FYI - there's a section on the Frybrid forum that people are talking about their experiences with running VO on these, too.
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I think the problem with putting power back to the grid may be tied to the hertz because that fluctuates with engine speed. Thats why your clocks may run faster on generator power.

If you guys have so much oil that you're going to waste it powering the grid, you should start selling it. I think you'll be way ahead of the game, thats without doing any math actually, just my gut feeling.
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I would love to get a lister and run it on vegi but its a chinese machine...i just can't get past that fact.
How about one of these?

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showth...surplus+diesel

They've since gone out of stock, but Surplus Center gets them in all the time. Perkins actually makes them (British, I know), but its better than paying the same or more for Chinese garbage.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:25 AM
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So how do I go from this, https://www.surpluscenter.com/pages/006.pdf
to converting it to run on wvo? I could care less about the grid...... It would be nice to run the electric water heater(heat settle tank), centrifuge motor, and some lights and stuff in the pole barn. I would like to make my little project off the grid. I'm pretty sure I will settle on a drip style heater in there like this one: http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_...arth/me11.html

I think we need to start a new thread for wvo as a power/heat source to pool our resources. Can you help with this clay??
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:55 PM
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Hey Bill glad to hear your happy sir. Although I wonder why you believe that it will take another couple years to recoup your cost? Maybe you need to take more vacations? Cheers!
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