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Welcome to wasteoilheaterforum.com
Your source for burning waste oil for heat.

Spam activity has been on the increase.  I have tightened registration security as well as beginner post security to help prevent a flood of spam on the forum.  I hope this doesnt complicate things too much for people wanting to post.

The 2016/2017 heating season has arrived.

Leaves are turning and temps are dropping.  Time to get the oil burner ready!
Join the forum and say hello in the welcome center.

Enjoy the forum, have fun, and most importantly be safe!

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Posted by: Rapidrob, December 07, 2016, 07:01:31 pm
Replies: 13

Views: 1814

xxPlease help me design this oil stove.
Posted by: Rapidrob, December 07, 2016, 07:01:31 pm
Replies: 13

Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 1814

I ran the stove last winter and up to now. I have a supplier for used motor oil and other oils. So far, all the oils I have tried work very well. I use a small two piston air compressor for a paint gun. It provides more than enough air and is inexpensive to run. The brake drum combustor  runs at 900 Deg F. I built a heat collector inside of the stove to reduce wast heat going up the chimney.
The stove operates at 450 degrees F and once it is hot ( 30 minutes) it heats my shop well. I burn two gallons of used oils a day. Very little ash is left over. A fan on a thermostat turns on once the stove reaches 150 degrees F.
There is little odor in or outside. No smoke. 
Posted by: Russ, December 04, 2016, 02:30:06 pm
Replies: 25

Views: 11713

xxNew Burnham Boiler Project
Posted by: Russ, December 04, 2016, 02:30:06 pm
Replies: 25

Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 11713

Hello superduty_59.  Nothing much to report besides burning oil as I type.  I am still using my constant level tank rather than the metering pump, but that’s because I haven’t taken the time to research and implement a solenoid to cut the oil flow off to the burner.

I have to clean the ash out once a year and clean the nozzle about once a month, but other than that, the system works really well.  There is a lot of heat to be had as long as you have a good oil supply.

Have you found a suitable boiler yet? 

Good luck on your project!
Posted by: Russ, November 25, 2016, 10:54:36 pm
Replies: 2

Views: 69

xxLenox furnace Beckett afg conversion
Posted by: Russ, November 25, 2016, 10:54:36 pm
Replies: 2

Board: Fuel Oil Furnaces
Views: 69

Greetings marvelouzone!

Check out my conversion of a Lenox furnace:
http://wasteoilheaterforum.com/index.php?topic=36.0

I started out with a pressure system myself.  I would really recommend a siphon system if at all possible.  Even with a pressure system you will need to heat the oil somehow.  I'd rather see you spend your time and resources on a siphon system.

And here is the siphon system I am running today:
http://wasteoilheaterforum.com/index.php?topic=208.0

I have a 90 degree bend in my exhaust and it is working fine.

Good luck in your adventure!
Posted by: jperloff, November 02, 2016, 11:40:46 am
Replies: 2

Views: 290

xxsynthetic mix 50/50?
Posted by: jperloff, November 02, 2016, 11:40:46 am
Replies: 2

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 290

ok thanks for the information.
Posted by: Russ, August 16, 2016, 10:01:01 pm
Replies: 9

Views: 721

xxretention head for wvo
Posted by: Russ, August 16, 2016, 10:01:01 pm
Replies: 9

Board: Waste Vegetable Oil
Views: 721

Hmm, not sure on that.  I wish I could help, but unfortunately that is all I could find in my searches.
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, June 21, 2016, 10:05:16 am
Replies: 6

Views: 521

xxHello
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, June 21, 2016, 10:05:16 am
Replies: 6

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 521

pm sent
Posted by: p38arover, June 18, 2016, 06:24:18 am
Replies: 2

Views: 1203

xxHello, My name is oil burner and I'm an Oiloholic. :0)
Posted by: p38arover, June 18, 2016, 06:24:18 am
Replies: 2

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 1203

I'm enjoying your videos and learning a lot.

Maybe I can get mine to work like yours!  :D

I am always amused by the videos with all the PPE in them.  I really wonder if anyone uses all that stuff or only for the videos.
Posted by: Russ, May 31, 2016, 09:34:52 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 677

xxHowdy from New Mexico
Posted by: Russ, May 31, 2016, 09:34:52 pm
Replies: 3

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 677

Thanks for the update Rapidrob.  Sounds like you've got things burning good and clean.  Isn’t it great to get free fuel?!   I was just telling my wife how nice it is to see the power bill decline in the summer months.  You must be done with the heating season by now, huh?

If you get a chance sometime and can snap some pictures, I'd love to see what your heater looks like.
Posted by: Russ, May 16, 2016, 09:22:52 pm
Replies: 6

Views: 4349

xxhow should i filter my oil
Posted by: Russ, May 16, 2016, 09:22:52 pm
Replies: 6

Board: Waste Oil Filtering
Views: 4349

Havent tried a centrifuge myself.  I have found that screening for the big stuff and filtering for the small stuff has worked well for me.  A siphon system is much more tolerant than a pressure system when it comes to filtering.  Since switching to a syphon system, I have had really good luck.
Posted by: meer, April 27, 2016, 09:15:32 am
Replies: 2

Views: 561

xxHello Everyone from Beirut Lebanon
Posted by: meer, April 27, 2016, 09:15:32 am
Replies: 2

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 561

Quote from: Russ on April 04, 2016, 12:20:55 pm
Greetings Marvin!

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a member.  It's great to see people from all over the globe learn and contribute to the site.

Enjoy and stay safe!

Hey Russ, thanks for the welcome. 

It is indeed a nice site to learn from and contribute to.  Most other sites are focused on WVO.  This one is geared towards burners which is nice.