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Posted by: bkb, November 13, 2018, 04:15:37 pm
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xxCK burner oil splatter in chamber
Posted by: bkb, November 13, 2018, 04:15:37 pm
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 7

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
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Views: 390

xxPreheater block cleaning, Clean Burn
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, November 12, 2018, 11:46:56 am
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 390

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
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Views: 451

xxClean burn 1750 no air pressure
Posted by: CBTech, October 27, 2018, 05:19:11 pm
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Board: Commercial Waste Oil Heaters
Views: 451

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.
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, October 15, 2018, 10:20:47 am
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Views: 543

xxLooking for oil filter housing with bypass and indicator
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, October 15, 2018, 10:20:47 am
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 543

This is what comes with new Clean Burn heaters and I have been using them for 27 years with zero issues. We put them on the suction side to help protect the pump in conjunction with a stainless steel pickup screen. There are ports to install a vacuum gauge so when it starts pulling 10" clean it. If you go to Lenz website you can see all the different options.
Posted by: Russ, October 01, 2018, 09:32:22 pm
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Board: Siphon Nozzle
Views: 2342

clipSiphon nozzle o-ring size
Posted by: Russ, October 01, 2018, 09:32:22 pm
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Board: Siphon Nozzle
Views: 2342

I dont know if this will help, but I found this from an o-ring manufacturers website. You will have to do some conversion to get mm's.

Posted by: ShopSpecialties, August 27, 2018, 06:32:20 pm
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Views: 942

xxPlease help, Newby Maintenance!
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, August 27, 2018, 06:32:20 pm
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 942

#70158 service kit will include nozzle, electrodes, nozzle holder o-ring, solenoid/regulator guts.
Posted by: econoheat, July 09, 2018, 01:36:52 pm
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Views: 314

xxThe best way to get ride of your oil
Posted by: econoheat, July 09, 2018, 01:36:52 pm
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 314

There are three options when it comes to getting rid of your leftover waste oil...
1. Pay someone to take it
2. Sell it, and make pennies on the dollar
3. Burn it and get rid of your heat bill.

We help you burn it, and effectively get rid of your heat bill for 20 years.
Customer References near you available on request.
If for some reason you aren't a good fit, we will put you in touch with someone who will take it off your hands. 
Posted by: econoheat, July 09, 2018, 01:35:21 pm
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Views: 637

xxHello
Posted by: econoheat, July 09, 2018, 01:35:21 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 637

Hi there, thanks for the welcome
Posted by: Oilburner, May 01, 2018, 01:20:31 am
Replies: 7

Views: 1236

xxNew and have questions!
Posted by: Oilburner, May 01, 2018, 01:20:31 am
Replies: 7

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 1236


Exactly what I was going to say.
If the stove puts out any heat you are setting yourself up for a runaway.

I suggest putting the oil resivour far away, high as possible and make the tank as large as possible.

The head height of the oil will make a big difference so you want it high to make the oil level as small an influence as possible by getting it high to start with. Same with large tank.  The level will be more stable and so will the output.
You do not want to be adjusting the thing every 5 Min because 5 min burning changes the oil level 10% or whatever.

The best way of all to do this is use some sort of float bowl like in a carburettor. By putting in the intermediate resivour/ control, the oil level would always be the same.
Don't underestimate how much this affects the burn nor the thinning of the oil through warming up. It makes a big difference

An easy way to get flow control would be to have the oil come from the main tank into a secondary lower one.
The lower resivour could be an old jam  tin with an outlet on the bottom going to the burner and another half way up going to a catch tank.  You have the oil slightly overflowing into the catch tank which means the oil going to the burner is always the same height.

As for air, make a pot burner style with holes that direct the air down to the oil pool and a mixing flue in the centre.
I have built these and they Kick out a huge amount of heat.
You'll have to pay attention to airflow within the tank you are using it in though.

The best way to get max heat radiation would be to take the flue from the burner to the top of the tank and have the flue out of the tank half way or more down.  That will give the best surface area for the heat to radiate from.
I did this with one of my drum burners and the heat the thing radiated was insane.  Putting the flue at the top just makes the heat go straight out without doing much. making it travel around and giving an area of hot air to impinge the tank walls and radiate from there will make a world of difference.

Also where you install the thing, make the flue run as far as you can before it exits the building if you are heating a shed or something. Ducting the flue straight out is illogical.  It carrys so much heat with it you want to give the flue the longest path possible to give that heat up.

I'm going to put a burner in my shed and the heater will be at the back and the flue will exit the front and I'll have a fan blowing along it to take as much heat out as possible.
Posted by: Russ, April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 554

xxHello From Utah
Posted by: Russ, April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 554

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