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Posted by: koolkris, April 21, 2018, 08:05:23 am
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Views: 244

xxNew and have questions!
Posted by: koolkris, April 21, 2018, 08:05:23 am
Replies: 6

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 244

a drip stove with oil tank so close as in your picture will be hard to control, as oil gets warmer it will flow faster, i would think you would want oil reservoir further away from heater to try and get more of controllable flow and not affected by rising temps of the heater
Posted by: Russ, April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm
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Views: 68

xxHello From Utah
Posted by: Russ, April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 68

Greetings bmilesmiles!

Glad you stopped by and joined.  Our members have certainly shared some good knowledge for all of us to learn.  Enjoy the forum and let us know how your progress goes!

Russ
Posted by: Nubs, March 30, 2018, 05:39:55 pm
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Views: 249

xxHello and thank you for letting me join!
Posted by: Nubs, March 30, 2018, 05:39:55 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
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That is a interior wall in that picture, all the walls and ceiling are covered in 4" foam board.
Posted by: Nubs, March 20, 2018, 06:35:39 pm
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Views: 293

clipCollecting/Transporting Drain oil
Posted by: Nubs, March 20, 2018, 06:35:39 pm
Replies: 6

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 293

I have used this setup for a few yrs now that's simple and cheap to build, will pump around 8 gals a minute at 40 degrees and 12 gals at 80. just a hand style oil/fuel transfer pump driven by a 3hp engine with a gear reduction, can set the valves to either pump into the tank or from or bypass the tank and use to transfer from one container to another. 250gal fuel tank laid on its side.
Made a funnel so it can dropped off at the recycling centers for those that like to self serve.
Posted by: Nubs, March 18, 2018, 05:41:06 am
Replies: 4

Views: 199

xx Outdoor wood boiler conversion
Posted by: Nubs, March 18, 2018, 05:41:06 am
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 199

I will try to go into more detail when i get some more free time but i don't think its what your looking to do.
Posted by: Nubs, March 16, 2018, 03:59:50 pm
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Views: 280

xxGlad I found this place
Posted by: Nubs, March 16, 2018, 03:59:50 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
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Ok I see that now thanks, I think i'll start thread and go from there.
Posted by: Nubs, March 12, 2018, 05:26:33 pm
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Views: 250

xxJust wanted to introduce myself
Posted by: Nubs, March 12, 2018, 05:26:33 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 250

Hi
Posted by: philly, March 11, 2018, 07:11:12 pm
Replies: 15

Views: 1112

clipNew to the forum/ thinking about burning waste motor oil...
Posted by: philly, March 11, 2018, 07:11:12 pm
Replies: 15

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 1112

Hi All,
Quiet a while since I have been on this site. I have been running a waste oil burner for over 10 years here in Ireland and have sorted out all the little problems that can cause your system to shut off etc. To avoid having no heat if and when a problem occurs with my waste oil burner I re-installed my regular diesel boiler as a standby system. Both boilers are plumbed on my house system, however I designed and built a simple circuit which will  start the standby boiler if the waste oil burner cuts out and goes into a fault condition. By doing this my house will always have heat. I installed a small neon light in my kitchen which informs my when I am running on the standby system. One frequent problem that happens is the siphon nozzle can get blocked. I discovered that the in-line filter that supplies the burner will not take care of this 100% as some of the blockages occur when fine particles that build up on the pre-heating  element become dislodged, and eventually block the nozzle. I fixed this by making a fine sieve from a brass sheet ( 100 micron's ) filter mesh, which is about the size of a shot gun cartridge. I placed this around the pick up pipe in the pre-heat chamber. I chose brass as you can solder this material when you have shaped it to suit your setup. Now I have zero nozzle blockages. Well over the last 4 month or so. Hope this helps others .
Posted by: acarter, March 08, 2018, 07:18:30 am
Replies: 13

Views: 820

xxWaste Oil Boiler install
Posted by: acarter, March 08, 2018, 07:18:30 am
Replies: 13

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 820

The cleaning I'm doing once a month is what I would call ash buildup, not carbon. Mostly just a few inches in the bottom of the firebox (which is relatively small) and I just take my hand with a glove and scrape off the stuff on the walls of the firebox, comes right off. Vacuums up easily. I'm sure I could go longer but considering how easy it is I'm happy to do it once a month.

Either way, there is no smoke and it's working perfectly so I'm not messing with a good thing. It burns great anywhere between 4-6psi oil and about 27 air pressure and that's the way it's staying.

Austin
Posted by: Rapidrob, March 03, 2018, 04:04:54 pm
Replies: 6

Views: 761

xxWaste oil stove update after Photobucket paid images
Posted by: Rapidrob, March 03, 2018, 04:04:54 pm
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 761

Since I posted the 300 deg.F on the stove body it has become more efficient do a drip tube placement and can run as high as 700 degrees.
I found I can reduce the drip to one a second and the stove will run all day at 450 D-F.
I now have the oil drip hit the edge of the hole and splatter (vacuum sucks it into the burn chamber) and it is instantly flashed into vapors. The stove now roars a little but I can heat the shop all day long on three gallons of used oil.
I'm using old Fork Oil from a motorcycle shop, the kind that is not supposed to burn or foam, but it sure does in this stove.