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Old 12-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #81
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trying ti figure this AC unit out
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #82
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AC install was a tight fit!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:34 AM   #83
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Top deck ready for some plexi glass over the skylights and decking!!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #84
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Starting to look like a skoolie!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #85
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So i need some advice

I have the opportunity to get a free 400 gallon aluminum vegetable oil holding tank from a restaurant. It is 8''x 3'' with a 3ft diamante. It comes with a grease pump and all! I would love to use it for my future conversion to WVO but am a little nervous on where to place it...on top would make the height of the bus to high and below would ruin my ground clearance....and then there is the weight.....any suggestions?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #86
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Re: Church Bus

Sometimes free stuff isn't.

If it compromises your entire design, it's going to cost you a lot more than "free", right ?

Look up the weight/gal of WVO to see how much mass you're talking about. Assuming it's similar to water, at around 8lb/gal, you'd be talking about 3200lbs in this tank. That is more than the official rated payload of all commonly sold pickups in the US.

Frankly, I wouldn't it it anywhere other than right over the rear axle.

A tank that large on your roof would make the bus dangerously top heavy, assuming you could support the weight at all. The driving characteristics of the bus would change dramatically depending on how full the tank was.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #87
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All great things to consider guys! I am the GM at a restaurant so I have an endless supply of used veggie oil available at my home base. I wanted to have a bulk tank for extended trips so i wouldn’t have to worry about finding a fuel source out on the road. I think this tank is abit much tho....

The best idea i have is to strap some wheels and a trailer hitch on the beast!!!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #88
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Keep big azz tank at home to hold and process into 55gal barrels for the road?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #89
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Keep big azz tank at home to hold and process into 55gal barrels for the road?
Genius !!!!!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #90
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I'd do 55 gallon barrels at home too.
1: you can't move a 400 gallon container unless its empty.
2: if you get a bad batchof oil, you can ruin the whole 400 gal. (then what do you do with it?)
3: come winter, you got a 400 gal. sludge-cicle. If you have (movable) drums, you can bring 1 inside to warm up.
I've debated getting a 275 gal tote-but stick with 55 gal drums for the reasons above.
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