Join Date: Jul 2008
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Simple. Install a good sized valve, at least 1" near the bottom or at the bottom of the tank, hook up suction hose of the length you need to reach at your collection points. Put another ballvalve on the end and a pickup wand, just a length of pipe. Find another fitting on the tank to hook to a vacuum source and put a valve there. Install a vacuum/pressure gauge. Cap all the other bungs. You can use the vacuum from your engine pump but don't drive the truck until the tank is pulled down all the way or your brakes won't work well. Once the tank is pulled down it's good to shut a valve to close off the vacuum in the tank. At your collection point leave the truck running and reopen the vacuum valve if you are using your engine pump. Stick the wand in the collection barrel, open the valve at the tank (this one's a safety really in case the hose breaks) and open the valve near the wand, the vacuum in the tank will suck the oil out faster than you can believe. Best one I saw was about a 175 gallon tank with a 2" suction hose and 2" ball valves with a 1.5" suction wand, the guy could suck a drum of WVO down in minutes! When done shut all the valves. When you get home you can let the remaining vacuum out and pressurize the tank. Reverse the process, stick the wand in your storage barrel and open the valves to empty the tank. When ever I find one I plan to build a trailer around it complete with a tool box for my gloves an such.
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