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User Projects & Pictures / Re: Repost of lost photos topic
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:58 pm »
Very detailed post, great job!  Thank you for taking the time and sharing!  Hard to believe it gets that cold that far south. Stay warm!

Russ

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Welcome Center / Re: Another Newbee
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:18:34 pm »
I dont have much experience on the blast tube distance, but I agree with Doug on the metering pump.  I had a CL tank make a mess once and thats all it took to convince me.

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Information & Updates / Moved to a new server!
« on: April 10, 2019, 05:58:02 pm »
If you are a regular to the site, you probably noticed the new look.  I had to move the forum to a new server.  In the process of the move I ran into several hurdles, so I ended up removing a couple of features from the forum.  One was the portal page showing the latest posts and the other was the theme on the site, neither of which were supported on the newer version of the forum software.  So this time around I am leaving the forum as stock as possible to avoid any future troubles.

An unfortunate side affect of moving the forum is that some of the attachments were lost.  It's along story, but it has to do with the way the FTP program FileZilla works in conjunction with the way SMF forum stores the attachments.  I unknowingly overwrote the files on the old host as well, so now all I have is corrupt files.  I had an old backup, but nothing very recent, so older posts will have working attachments but newer posts wont.  I am very sorry to those who took the time to post their projects and now their pictures are lost.

More info on the attachment and FileZilla problem:
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=374178.0

Enjoy the forum and if you spot something that isnt working correctly, please let me know.

Thanks!

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Welcome Center / Re: Hello from Ireland
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:31:18 pm »
Sounds like a nice setup with your Buderus.  Doug on the forum has one and I really like it, but have yet to find one for sale in my area.  My current Burnham has the swing open door as well.  Very handy for sure!  And good use of your old boiler as a backup.  Id love to see pictures of the new boiler if you get a chance.

Thanks.

Russ

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Welcome Center / Re: Hello New to site
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:24:12 pm »
Greetings and glad you stopped by!  Enjoy the forum!

Russ

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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Waste oil spill... What a mess!
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:42:19 pm »
Yea, I was in love with JB weld when I found out about it.  After the oil spill, not so much.

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Commercial Waste Oil Heaters / Re: Lanair HL-140 Furnace
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:45:32 pm »
Greetings Rick!

Sounds like you have some experience under your belt with your Lanair. 

Burning as we speak here in MN!

Stay warm!

Russ

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Welcome Center / Re: New user from the PNW
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:13:22 pm »
Howdy Rick!  Glad you stopped by.  It definitely sounds like you have some experience burning waste oil.  I dont have any experience with commercial heaters, but I know there are some people out here that do.  Enjoy the forum, stay warm and stay safe!

Enjoy!

Russ

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Metering Pumps / Re: energylogic fuel pump
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:43:04 pm »
That is a tricky one Brad.  The only pump I have ever come across for waste oil metering use is the Suntec A2RA-7710.  Do you think it is possible to retrofit something like this?

There are some people out here with some good knowledge with commercial heaters that will hopefully see your message and have some ideas.

Good luck!

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Siphon Nozzle / Re: Flame ring and jet style
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:27:14 pm »
Greetings Darcy!  Glad you stopped by.  I cant say that I can really help you out, but hopefully one of the more experienced people can give you some hints.  From the UK?  Cool!  It's always great to have people outside of the US stop by, and interesting to see the different heaters from around the world. 

I assume both of your setups are siphon systems being you posted in the siphon nozzle section.  I see you mention that one heater is at a much lower pressure than the other.  How about the temp?  What are the nozzles running at?

Good luck with your heaters and stay safe!

Russ

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Welcome Center / Re: Hello from North Dakota
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:55:00 pm »
Greetings Tim!  Glad you stopped by.  West central MN here, so we arent too far away.

I had never heard of a firelake, so I checked them out.  It looks like a pretty nice heater!

It isnt the most active place out here, but there is some very good information that has been gathered over the years.  There might not be much in the way of interactive chat, but for sure check out the posts.  There are some really helpful people out here who have lots of knowledge on commercial burners, specifically ShopSpecialties. 

It's always interesting to hear, where do you get your supply of oil?

Good luck with your heater and enjoy the forum!


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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!

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Wow, getting cold for sure!  So if you arent using a CK kit, what are you using?  Pressure system?

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Sounds like you have a nice heating system designed UPSMAN.  I cant comment as I don't heat the oil in my holding tank.  The temp is always above freezing because of backup electric heat, so the nozzle heater does all of the work.  I do see where temps of minus 20C could cause problems if the oil isn't preheated.  Maybe others will have some opinions as well.  Good luck with your project!

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Beckett / Re: I need HELP!
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:05:02 pm »
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!

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