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Welcome to wasteoilheaterforum.com
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The 2016/2017 heating season has arrived.

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Posted by: Fenderson, September 17, 2017, 06:15:22 am
Replies: 7

Views: 3112

xxBentone burner
Posted by: Fenderson, September 17, 2017, 06:15:22 am
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 3112

That's one interesting burner!
Posted by: Mr4btTahoe, September 08, 2017, 02:54:45 pm
Replies: 0

Views: 59

xxJust picked up a Reznor RA235 with a junk heat exchanger... build a boiler?
Posted by: Mr4btTahoe, September 08, 2017, 02:54:45 pm
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 59

Hey guys...    new to the forum but not to waste oil.

Ive been processing waste motor oil into fuel for our trucks for years...    and with our stockpile continuing to grow (nearly 2k gallons on hand), figured I might as well get some other use out of it too.

So I scored a complete Reznor RA235 with external pump for $200.  Went and picked it up...  guy said it worked when he pulled it down but he removed it because he was upgrading (unit is 15+ years old) and the heat exchanger had some burn holes in it.

Got it home and pulled it apart.  The burn chamber itself is in good shape...  but the oval tubes under the chamber are rough.  All 3 tubes have holes on the fan side of the unit.

Now...  I'm planning for this season, to just patch it up and get it running to make sure everything works...     however the unit is WAY too big for my shop.  After doing some math...  it would be plenty to heat both my shop..  and supplement my home.

To do that...  I'm thinking boiler.  I'll have to rebuild the heat exchanger completely next year for sure...   so why not pull the working parts off the unit and either tracking down a used boiler unit or building one from scratch and converting it to be waste oil fired.  A simple system with a single large heat exchanger in the main air handler in the house...   and another heat exchanger in the shop.

Basically, build an outdoor waste oil fired boiler similar to the add-on wood fired boilers.

Does this sound plausible?

I'm curious what direction I should go to heat the water tank if I do this...     either build a burn chamber with a water jacket (roughly 200-250g tank) or a stainless coil inside the burn chamber heating a remote (heavily insulated) 250 gallon tank.  Which would be more efficient?

The burner will be controlled via a water temp thermostat.

In my mind..  it seems like a simple system/idea.  The shop and house are roughly 50' from each other..   I figure build a small outbuilding in between to house the boiler and water tank, pumps, etc..

Am I crazy?

Thoughts?

Thanks guys
-Chris
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, September 06, 2017, 06:46:26 pm
Replies: 11

Views: 165

xxheat exchanger rust
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, September 06, 2017, 06:46:26 pm
Replies: 11

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 165

That is a great idea, you should be able to sell that one for enough money to fund the cost of a new propane unit.
Posted by: CBTech, September 04, 2017, 10:37:07 pm
Replies: 2

Views: 365

xxHowdy!
Posted by: CBTech, September 04, 2017, 10:37:07 pm
Replies: 2

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 365

Oops, I just saw this. I am a service tech specializing in Clean Burn furnaces.
Posted by: Russ, September 01, 2017, 11:51:27 pm
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Views: 69

xxHI-Thanks for adding me
Posted by: Russ, September 01, 2017, 11:51:27 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 69

Greetings Jerry!  Glad you stopped by.  Winter is coming fast, stay warm!
Posted by: Russ, July 12, 2017, 09:48:56 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 181

xxHello everyone.
Posted by: Russ, July 12, 2017, 09:48:56 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 181

Hello Adam.  Welcome to the forum!  Yes, a little heat to stay warm helps keep you motivated on projects in the shed.  Thats the part I enjoy most is that I have a nice warm place to work in the winter and dont feel guilty for turning the temp up so it's warm enough to shed the jacket.  Enjoy the forum.  We look forward to hear how your project is going!

Russ
Posted by: Russ, July 12, 2017, 09:46:56 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 124

xxHi To everyone
Posted by: Russ, July 12, 2017, 09:46:56 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 124

Greetings Rod!  Glad you stopped by.  I'd love to see some pictures of that burner in action.  Keep us updated!  Enjoy the forum!

Russ
Posted by: Oilburner, June 15, 2017, 06:17:37 pm
Replies: 12

Views: 555

xxHey from Oz
Posted by: Oilburner, June 15, 2017, 06:17:37 pm
Replies: 12

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 555


I think any burner is controlable with the right mix and amounts of air and fuel.
The blue burners to me appear to be putting a lot of excess air over the top of the combustion which may be the short flame.

I have been wanting to look how to do these confined flames for a long time. I'd like to build a Turbo Jet engine but I know I have to confine the flame front or Ill just melt the Turbine blades in no time. They need to run on hot gas not flame.
There are some guys that have made combustors that run on Diesel which should work the same for oil. They tend to create a pocket of air that suspends the flame and the fuel is added into the centre of the combustor and never  touches the sides therefore keeping the metal cool and the air always over supplied. A burner nozzle pumped by a power steering pump may do the job of sufficient atomisation. Another project to add onto the list of the 100 years worth I have already.

You wouldn't have understood the Chinglish instructions for the burner even if they had been at all helpful.  Guess we in the west expect that but it's a way for the Chinese to save those ever precious cents.
I have always had good luck with industrial Chinese stuff. Added some toys to the collection today. An 8 HP electric start Diesel engine, an 8 HP petrol Fire Pump, a 92CC Chainsaw and a Demolition Hammer.
Bought the chainsaw at the recommendation of a friend that has to of them and does a lot of very heavy work.  with them. So far the engine seems great but has issues with the bar and chain. Think might be transport Damage. The engine fires up easy and has loads of power.  Spose one has to be prepared for these things. I paid $125 for the thing. The Stihl is is cloned after is over $1000.  i'm confident once I get the bar issue sorted the thing will be great.

This will be my 3rd or 4th Diesel and a mate had a water pump and swore by it. I have also bought Chinese Logsplitter, wood chipper, brushcutter and pole saw and all have been great. I think a lot of over patriotic rednecks put the chinese stuff down through ignorance. Sure, some stuff is crap but all the things I have bought I couldn't complain about. My father is brand centric  and the first time I had something Chinese delivered to him he scoffed at it and wondered how long before he had to go buy a Honda. That was about 3 years ago and now his opinion is he wouldn't buy Honda again for what he can get the chinese stuff for that has already well and truly paid for itself and hasn't given any trouble either.
Can't say that for some of the ext Honda equipment he has bought which rubs salt into the wound.

One of his Honda pumps is playing up and I bought him a new Chinese coil for it the other week.  Don't know if he's tried it yet but just in case it doesn't fix the thing I bought the other pump for him and then I'll get him a Chinese carby for the Honda and see how that goes.
Honda coil was $160?  Chinese knockoff, $17 delivered.  Chinese pump I bought today, $123.


Posted by: olscout99, May 28, 2017, 09:17:13 pm
Replies: 4

Views: 4352

xxlanair hs90 hot shot
Posted by: olscout99, May 28, 2017, 09:17:13 pm
Replies: 4

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 4352

If it comes to that we will, I'm hoping the manual will surface so I can figure out how the pump is wired in. This thing looks nearly new, although I realize it's probably around 20+ years old. I basically bought it for parts and to mess with, but it's in such good shape that I may end up using it!
Posted by: olscout99, May 25, 2017, 08:41:45 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 451

xxThermobile AT 307 Waste/veggie oil pot burner
Posted by: olscout99, May 25, 2017, 08:41:45 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Buy - Sell - Trade
Views: 451

Price reduction for summer, $750 firm!!!!!