Home oil extractors can have some uses in your life depending on your hobbies. Many people build their oil extractor to save money or to change the oil in their car themselves. They can also be used to make plant essential oils after the oil has been separated from the water mixture in which the plant has been distilled. Using a plastic water bottle and a pair of flexible plastic tube feet, you can easily create a siphon that can be used to extract oil in various situations.
- Remove the lid of the water bottle. Fit a flexible plastic tube to the mouth of the bottle. If the tube mouth is too small, replace the cap and use a cordless drill and plastic drill bit to drill a hole just above the top of the cap. If the hole is small, drill a little more to increase the flow capacity of the oil extractor that you are creating.
- Secure the tube on top of the bottle with cloth tape around the mouth of the bottle. The tube must be firmly secured so that the plastic tube can hang freely without falling off.
- Drill a hole in the bottom of the bottle if your extractor will be used for large volumes of liquid. Use a cordless drill with a plastic drill to create the hole. Cover it with cloth tape so that the hole is covered, but the tape can be easily removed. When the siphon process begins, you can remove the tape to let the oil flow into a bucket instead of passing it to another siphon because the bottle is full.
Make sure that any oil you want to extract has sufficient cooling time before using your new oil extractor. Many procedures require the liquid to be hot, and this could cause the bottle to melt or burn hands that are not protected.