Not sure how to credit the originating website. Ported from http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/appleseedprocessor/ under their CC 2.0 license. Oorxax 06:37, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't like Harbor Freight Pumps![edit source]

I've gone through two of these pumps. It doesn't take long for the advantage of cheap price to go away if you have to keep replacing them!

I think the problem is that they are not intended for pumping hot fluids.

I have used Taco and Grundfoss pumps, and find that for twice the price, they are well worth it! For one: they are designed for hydronic heating applications, and so work great with hot oil. For another, the plumbing is much simpler, because they mount via standard manifold connectors. (Of course, since they are more reliable, this is not so important, but it is a royal PITA to change out a Harbor Freight pump in comparison.) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jan Steinman (talkcontribs) 15:50, 24 January 2011


Thanks Jan,
That is excellent advice. --Lonny 16:12, 24 January 2011 (PST)

is this tested tech?[edit source]

original ported page (as reported on the talkpage) is down, do we know this works? Joeturner 01:04, 17 April 2013 (PDT)

The Appleseed processor is tried-and-true. I made over a thousand litres.
What isn't shown is some means of settling and separating, which I think is essential. I have a 200 litre cone-bottom tank for separating. It has a valve at the bottom for draining glycerine, and I added a port and valve at the typical level of the biodiesel, for draining it off the top. Jan Steinman 09:09, 17 April 2013 (PDT)