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Oil collection system

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Time Wasters!' started by Black02Silverado, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Black02Silverado

    Black02Silverado Sponsor

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    I change a bunch of oil and over time by turning the empty qt bottle upside down for 24hrs I collect a quart of oil pretty quickly. I used to do it one at a time over another quart.

    So I came of with this idea to where I can do 5qts at one time. I can add to it if I want, some of my oil changes are 8qts. I do use gallons and have not tried to put a gallon on here but think I can make it work.

    It is still work in progress as to how I want to mount it. Didn't want to screw into the garage wall, thus the reason for the plywood and rubber tubes holding it up.

    I also chamfered the inside of the pieces so the oil would run down and not collect on the inside of the connections.

    I looked all over to find the best price on the fittings and it turned out our local Ace Hardware was the cheapest, even less than Lowe's.

    I washed everything out really good to make sure there wasn't any plastic dust from all the grinding with my dremel. Now let the oil changes begin. :)

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  2. txab

    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    Suggest covers when the port openings are not in use. Don't need garbage/bugs etc.....
     
  3. PenguinLTZ

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    I would have thought you would be a master of the Reznor waste oil heaters, by now. We have had at least one in every shop I have worked in for the last 30 years. We just built one out of four donors for our new shop. We drain and save every drop of oil.
     
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    I found that spray paint can lids cover the openings well. :)
     

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