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12vdc heating element

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I want to create a set of heating elements for moy diesel vehicle for use on running veggie oil. As such the oil needs to be heated before going to the injectors. I have seen a set of elements using resistance wire by someone selling them on e-bay. He no longer sells them. I need to know what diameter or gauge of resistance wire would I need to heat the steel fuel line to roughly 100 degrees minimum?? The length of the fuel line itself is about 10 inches or so. Wanting to run this on a 30 amp 12v dc circuit. Also thought about putting a thermosat in the circuit that way I can control the temperatre...I have seen several differnet sizes of resistance wire on e-bay, but figured I'd get some advice first before going out and buying wire then having to experiment..Please e-mail direct to vaman4215@yahoo.com with info...
                                                          Thanks, Franklin

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Someone in this area uses greasel tool  He has two independant tanks- one for vegetable oil and one for diesel.  The vege oil tank gets it's heat from engine coolant.  He starts on diesel and switches over after a few minutes

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The bad thing is it only takes me about 10 minutes to get to work, so a dual tank system would not work for such short of a distance...Surely someone on here has had experience with resistance wire before and can tell me what size gauge wire I'd need....

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You need to have the oil inside the injectors heated too, or the engine won’t start!
The system described by Ldanielrosa will work fine but do not forget to switch over to diesel again some time before you stop the engine!

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