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

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Posted by: acarter, September 12, 2018, 10:00:06 am
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Views: 118

xxPreheater block cleaning, Clean Burn
Posted by: acarter, September 12, 2018, 10:00:06 am
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 118

Took it all apart and soaked the whole block in gas for about a week, then cleaned it with some gun cleaning tools... turned out pretty good. Going to be firing it up in about a month so I guess I'll have to wait to find out if my wires are all back together correctly :-)
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, August 27, 2018, 06:32:20 pm
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Views: 142

xxPlease help, Newby Maintenance!
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, August 27, 2018, 06:32:20 pm
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
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#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: 177

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: 177

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: 196

xxHello
Posted by: econoheat, July 09, 2018, 01:35:21 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 196

Hi there, thanks for the welcome
Posted by: Oilburner, May 01, 2018, 01:20:31 am
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Views: 772

xxNew and have questions!
Posted by: Oilburner, May 01, 2018, 01:20:31 am
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Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 772


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
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Views: 384

xxHello From Utah
Posted by: Russ, April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm
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Board: Welcome Center
Views: 384

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: 816

xxHello and thank you for letting me join!
Posted by: Nubs, March 30, 2018, 05:39:55 pm
Replies: 10

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 816

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
Replies: 6

Views: 719

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

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 719

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: 614

xx Outdoor wood boiler conversion
Posted by: Nubs, March 18, 2018, 05:41:06 am
Replies: 4

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 614

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
Replies: 10

Views: 822

xxGlad I found this place
Posted by: Nubs, March 16, 2018, 03:59:50 pm
Replies: 10

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 822

Ok I see that now thanks, I think i'll start thread and go from there.