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Posted by: ShopSpecialties, January 15, 2019, 10:53:48 am
Replies: 4

Views: 33

xxHello from North Dakota
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, January 15, 2019, 10:53:48 am
Replies: 4

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 33

When I do a burner rebuild I take the whole burner down and start with the slide gun. The slide gun gets stripped down to bare block and then solvent-gun cleaning brushes-ultra sonic cleaner until all passages are shiny on the inside. Same goes for nozzle holder, solenoid body and all fittings attached to the block. New nozzle, holder and solenoid orings get replaced every rebuild. Combustion air fan gets cleaned along with the housing. Retention head cleaned. Inspect/clean/adjust/replace electrodes as needed. While on the bench I plug in the igniter and combustion air motor to check spark.

A very common problem I find with all heaters is sucking air. People over complicate the suction side with multiple unnecessary fittings that have Teflon tape and loose.  I keep it simple to eliminate air leaks and to make it easy to disassemble for cleaning both filters at once. 
Posted by: Russ, January 09, 2019, 11:01:43 pm
Replies: 5

Views: 155

xxPre heat used canola/motor oil/hydrocarbon thinners
Posted by: Russ, January 09, 2019, 11:01:43 pm
Replies: 5

Board: Waste Vegetable Oil
Views: 155

I started out with a pressure system as well.  Thankfully I had a friend that was able to make a heater block for it.  It was a little tricky to get started, but when it did, it really threw out the heat.  Eventually I got tired of the hard starting and moved to a siphon CK kit.  It certainly is the way to go, but yes, it involves more than just the CK kit (constant level tank or meter pump, compressed air source, etc...) which all cost money and it can add up quick.

I have never had to vent my holding tanks, so I don't really have any suggestions on how to handle that.  Good luck with your project!
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, December 29, 2018, 12:34:06 pm
Replies: 2

Views: 190

xxClean Burn 2800 oil pressure adjustment issue?
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, December 29, 2018, 12:34:06 pm
Replies: 2

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 190

Did you get it figured out ?
Posted by: Russ, December 20, 2018, 09:05:02 pm
Replies: 6

Board: Beckett
Views: 486

xxI need HELP!
Posted by: Russ, December 20, 2018, 09:05:02 pm
Replies: 6

Board: Beckett
Views: 486

Sounds like things are going better.  That is about exactly how I run mine.  About 8 PSI and 210F.  Hopefully it was just the oil.  Good luck!
Posted by: Papasdoo, November 26, 2018, 07:45:15 pm
Replies: 8

Views: 6202

xxlanair hs90 hot shot
Posted by: Papasdoo, November 26, 2018, 07:45:15 pm
Replies: 8

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 6202

A big thank you to olscout99 for helping me out with the manual  :D
Posted by: Russ, November 26, 2018, 06:27:29 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 129

xxHello from michigan
Posted by: Russ, November 26, 2018, 06:27:29 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 129

Thanks for joining Papasdoo! 

Enjoy the forum!

Russ
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, November 17, 2018, 11:16:30 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 199

xxCB 1400 oil pressure adjustment screw
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, November 17, 2018, 11:16:30 pm
Replies: 3

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 199

Burner rebuilds are normal heater maintenance that Clean Burn recommends every year along with a service kit. I say every 2-3 years is plenty good and sometimes you can go longer. Over time the preheat block will sludge up and bake especially if the power is left on all year. So if you were a customer of mine the first thing I would do is a burner rebuild and install a service kit.   
Posted by: bkb, November 13, 2018, 04:15:37 pm
Replies: 0

Views: 173

xxCK burner oil splatter in chamber
Posted by: bkb, November 13, 2018, 04:15:37 pm
Replies: 0

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 173

Been burning waste oil for 7 years using a pressure system and have never experienced this. With the CK kit it shoots a ring of oil like a wide angle hollow nozzle. The droplet size is to large to burn and just get absorbed into the combustion chamber till it catches fire. I also see very small drops hitting the back wall.

The set up
EFM furnace with vacuum formed quickie 300 chamber narrowed 3" 10.34”wide x 18.25” long x 12.00” tried burner 1/4 behind the chamber and 1/2" inside the chamber. Chimney is all fuel 10' tall with dampner.

Metering pump set up running about 70 RPM, DC powered gear reduction variable speed. Lines are all going up with no dips, flare fittings. Also tried setting up as a siphon about 6" below nozzle with no change.

Tried using a beckett FO retention head like i always used on my pressure systems set up the way beckett wants.Tried the CK retention head set up with the nozzle out of the retention head the way ohio heaters suggests and also flush to 1/8 behind the nozzle like CK wants. It runs best with the CK head set up the way he wants, no difference in dropplet size just flame now looks alot like a heating oil flame.

PID 180'F heater block temp below or higher makes no difference. Heating the oil line going into the heater does help dropplet size a bit. Just proves that the block is to short to properly heat the oil. Im not heating the oil going into the heater block at this time, temps in the 50s for air/oil.

Nozzle - tried 3 nozzles .75 and .85 no change.

Air pressure - tried eveything but between 6-9 psi is best. secondary air is taped off, it dosent want any. tried a low fire fan blocker then i need to open up secondary air. Again no real change.


Getting frustrated with the hours spent on this with no change. Its the same no matter what i do. The walls of my heat exhchanger is getting damp with raw waste oil. Probably have 30 hours in just trying to get smaller bropplet size. any ideas??????





Posted by: ShopSpecialties, November 12, 2018, 11:46:56 am
Replies: 5

Views: 1138

xxPreheater block cleaning, Clean Burn
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, November 12, 2018, 11:46:56 am
Replies: 5

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 1138

Quote from: Tullison on November 12, 2018, 08:55:11 am
Is it supposed to sit in gas for that long btw? Or is a week necessary only when it's particularly dirty or something?

When I do burner rebuilds I use solvent and a ultrasonic cleaner. Before I got the ultrasonic cleaner I used just straight solvent and gun cleaning brushes. I would just get after it until clean. I do not like to use gas due to flammability issues.   
Posted by: CBTech, October 27, 2018, 05:19:11 pm
Replies: 2

Views: 993

xxClean burn 1750 no air pressure
Posted by: CBTech, October 27, 2018, 05:19:11 pm
Replies: 2

Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 993

It should at least try to start even if it doesn't have air pressure. Often times, I see the air solenoid nucleus corroded and unable to open due to moisture in the air line. If the burner does absolutely nothing, you may have other issues in addition to no air.