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timmcnelis

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Hot Fry Oil Container? Sat, 06/30/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
I need a low cost 50-100 gal container for my disposed hot fryer oil (350 degrees).  I don't want to use a service, I want a tank with a dispenser nozzle so I can fill jugs after the oil cools.  Do they make plastic tanks that can handle hot oil?
 
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    Dr of BBQ

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    Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sat, 06/30/12 12:08 PM (permalink)
    timmcnelis


    I need a low cost 50-100 gal container for my disposed hot fryer oil (350 degrees).  I don't want to use a service, I want a tank with a dispenser nozzle so I can fill jugs after the oil cools.  Do they make plastic tanks that can handle hot oil?

     
    Maybe I don't understand your post but how are you going to get the hot fry oil to the tank? Most vendors let it cool before they drain it.
     
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      timmcnelis

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      Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sat, 06/30/12 12:34 PM (permalink)
      Thanks for the note, we have a portable filter system that is on sturdy wheels, we drain the hot oil into the filter machine tank and then cart the hot oil out back and pump it thru a wand into the tank, the oil needs to be warm for the filter machine to pump it into the tank.
       
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        Dr of BBQ

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        Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sat, 06/30/12 1:06 PM (permalink)
        I'm still lost ok you drain the oil while it's hot filter it and then you put it back in your fryer right? Then when your done using that batch of oil you filter it before you put it into a waste oil tank?
        So your looking for a tank to put your waste oil in? If that is correct your oil has lost a lot of the heat during the filter process, so your down to what kind of temp, you need to know not guess on this? If you know really know what temp your going to be dealing with get on line and ask some of the plastic tank company's if their tank will withstand that temperature. What are you doing selling your old fry oil by the gallon?
         
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          timmcnelis

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          Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sat, 06/30/12 1:39 PM (permalink)
          Appreciate your help!  When discarding the oil, we only drain it thru a screen (don't use the filter pad), then cart the hot oil out....so far it seems most plastic containers are rated for 140 degrees max, I'm sure the oil is probably still 300 degrees when we pump it out.  I will try to call some of the plastic companies, I have seen some oil rendering services use plastic totes, there must be plastics that can withstand those temps.  My friend uses the oil for bio diesel.
           
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            stubby77

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            Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sun, 07/1/12 3:35 PM (permalink)
            Get some heavy guage metal buckets. Pump the hot oil into the buckets and let it cool overnight (place the buckets onto a cement pad outdoors well away from any combustables). In the morning, pour the cold oil into your container of choice. Much easier. Why reinvent the wheel?
             
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              timmcnelis

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              Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Sun, 07/1/12 11:26 PM (permalink)
              This is what we do now, we want to avoid lifting buckets trying to pour oil through funnel into jugs; there is always spillage and takes time.  Our filter machine will pump it right into a  container (no strain or mess); just need a low cost 50 gal. container that can handle hot oil and has a spout to drain into the jugs when cooled.
              I need to find a company with a plastic tank that can mount on a rack that can  handle the hot temps.  Any suggestions?
               
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                Uncle Groucho

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                Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Mon, 07/2/12 8:24 AM (permalink)
                Hello, I have seen people use old home heating oil tanks, they took out a drain plug in the bottom and installed a ball valve. Try a salvage yard.
                 
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                  edwmax

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                  Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Mon, 07/2/12 10:54 AM (permalink)
                  Use a 55 gal steel drum.   http://www.uline.com/BL_8156/Steel-Drums    ... You can probably get a used one from a salvage yard for $20 or less.   then install a faucet.  http://www.uline.com/BL_8189/Drum-Faucets    If not used a new drum is abt $85 to $100
                   
                  or another source  http://www.globalindustrial.com/c/material-handling/drum-barrel/drums-pails
                  <message edited by edwmax on Mon, 07/2/12 11:03 AM>
                   
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                    timmcnelis

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                    Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Mon, 07/2/12 12:45 PM (permalink)
                    awesome thanks
                     
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                      THE WILD DOG

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                      Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Mon, 07/2/12 10:44 PM (permalink)
                      i let mine cool down to 160 and put it in a $2.00 walmart bucket and it held... Still hot but now i'm wondering if it's ok to use the oil again. Hmmm...
                       
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                        Buck & Vi's

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                        Re:Hot Fry Oil Container? Tue, 07/3/12 7:22 PM (permalink)
                        i filter mine every nite and discard every week, by then its pretty well used up, i can tell because it smokes more when its ready to go. and believe me in a weeks time...its ready. i've gotten a little smarter in the ways i offer my fried specials to coinside with oil viscosity......
                         
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