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Home-built Bulk Oil Dispenser
Terry Therkilsen, Comfrey, Minn.: "This home-built bulk oil dispenser is as handy to use as any commercial system I've seen. I made it for a local mechanic who had recently built a new shop. It consists of six 102-gal. tanks made out of 12 ga. sheet metal.The entire tank is 11 ft. wide, 3 ft. high, and 2 ft. deep. I divided it into six interior compartments, then made a frame out of angle iron to mount the tank about 5 ft. high. Each compartment is fitted with a tap at the bottom. A clear plastic sight gauge on each compartment lets you see at a glance how much oil is left. Oil gravity flows out of each tank through steel lines equipped with ball valves.
  "Vertical fill lines mount on the right side of the tank, allowing a pump to suck oil out of a 50-gal. barrel in order to fill the tanks. Works great for oil changes."

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #5