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Old 08-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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well you know whats really awesome is when you receive something you paid for and it is broke

well i bought a tank off of a guy in TN and when it got here the HX in the tank was just rolling around. he used copper tubing to connect it all for the heater and well it is all busted dont know what to do now. if i send coolant to the tank it will empty into the oil
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is copper tube in the tank for heating ok with WVO?
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:01 PM
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is copper tube in the tank for heating ok with WVO?
NO!!!! I'm sure others will chime in on this and they know more then me.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:05 PM
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Send it back and get your money back ASAP.
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There are more wrong ways to do a VO conversion than right ways...

A 'loose' piece of ANYTHING in a VO tank will rapidly be destroyed the first time its cold enough to have a chunk of fatty PHO floating around in tank. Thats IF just fuel sloshing doesn't bend it into a pretzel. As a minimum, the HE needs to be securely fastened to the tank and extensive baffling is best. BAD IDEA.

ANY copper that comes in contact with VO is BAD. I can write a small book on what little I know about polymerization, but all you need to know is that it is the mortal enemy of VO and that exposing VO to copper shortens the useful life of your oil and can cause major headaches to your conversion system. BAD IDEA.

IMHO, you are better off with an UNHEATED tank than ANY tank with copper in it!!

Sorry about your luck... Perhaps you can find a welding shop who can fix it for you?? (its nearly impossible to TIG 'dirty' aluminum) If not, you might consider a Hot Fox heated pick-up.

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What would a good metal tubing be to put in a tank for heating?

I am having a plastic tank made for my kit when i finally get the right truck. Not having good luck lately.
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I am having a plastic tank made for my kit when i finally get the right truck. Not having good luck lately.
91 - Aluminum tubing is one choice and will make a great heat exchanger for your tank. - Patrick
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Oye. Send that puppy back. Start over.
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will try and send it back but the guy probably will not do it. i traded him my stacks tips and 125 for the tank wouldnt mind just getting money back. but i will see if he will do that. should of just went with an rds tank sorry guys
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What would a good metal tubing be to put in a tank for heating?

I am having a plastic tank made for my kit when i finally get the right truck. Not having good luck lately.
91 - Got to thinking.... I have a brand new coiled/twisted alum heat exchanger from Aquatics Eco Systems, Inc. I know some people have used these in their tanks. I see some advantages of this over a HotFox. It is much cheaper and it has a much larger surface area to transfer heat with the majority of the surface located at the bottom of the tank). This coil will provide heat even as your fuel level gets near the bottom. Visit the website if interested and check them out. Would be glad to sell if you are interested. -Patrick
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