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Waste Motor Oil / Re: homemade WMO conversion for wood stove
« on: February 18, 2020, 01:30:11 pm »
I dont have any recommendations for you but wanted to say you have an interesting project going and I would hate to see you scrap everything and go back to wood.  But, if there isnt a good way to achieve a good burn and use the heat efficiently versus sending it out the exhaust, maybe this style of heater just wont work.  It sounds like you have a creative side to you and I would encourage you to give some other things a try before giving up.

I have heard of people dripping old dirty oil, stuff beyond being able to be used in a pressure or siphon system, into a wood furnace.  This is used in conjunction with wood.  You woudl probably still be in the same situation with heat going out the exhaust.  Heat extraction before going out the exhaust is probably where you will have to concentrate.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: CK burner kit
« on: February 18, 2020, 01:23:51 pm »
Nice looking setup.  CK is a very good way to go!

Welcome Center / Re: New member from Holland
« on: January 27, 2020, 12:49:09 pm »
Welcome!  Glad you stopped by.  There is info on all sorts different types of heaters out here.  Some very creative people out here for sure!  I hope you find some information that is useful.  Please post pictures of your build if you get a chance.

Stay warm and stay safe!

Welcome Center / Re: New member, Mike , Canada
« on: January 14, 2020, 07:53:59 pm »
Greetings chopitrakeit!

Yes, Greta would be very angry with you  ;D.

Sounds like you have some experience burning oil.  Pressure can work just fine, but you will be really pleased with a siphon.

I have received a few emails from Yahoo, is altfuelfurnace all done?  Maybe this forum can help fill the spot.  I never did much like the layout of the Yahoo groups.

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

Welcome Center / Re: Hello From Missouri
« on: January 14, 2020, 07:49:11 pm »
Greetings Mulejumper!

Glad you stopped by.  January has arrived, stay warm!

User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:12:48 pm »
I think you are probably getting a cleaner burn when you have white ash left.  I have never experienced it, but I hear the fire can take a toll on steel.  Not sure if stainless is really that much better.  Give one of the thrift store pans a try and let us know!

Welcome Center / Re: Hello from WV
« on: December 30, 2019, 09:59:06 pm »
Greetings kal!

Hope you can find a pump for your burner so you can get it fired up.  Good luck with your project!

Keep warm and stay safe!

Wow, yea that sounds like it is putting out some serious heat.  Thanks for sharing!

User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:09:26 pm »
Sounds like you are pulling most all of the heat that you can out with that exchanger.  Burn pot certainly has a lot of junk in there.  Looks different form my boiler.  Just white fine powder ash left.  Must be the way it is burning.  Hope your insulation keeps the shop nice and warm.  Good luck with your project!

User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:30:20 am »
Nice shop you have there!  Looks like you have a very nice space to work and will most certainly be more comfortable with some heat and even better, nearly free heat!

That is a very interesting design.  You mentioned that the heat exchanger might be a little over kill.  What temp is your flu running at?  I'd imagine if you are pulling most of the heat out, it is fairly low.

Great job on your heater and thanks for posting for others to see.  Good luck and stay warm!

Welcome Center / Re: Mike From NY
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:17:46 am »
Welcome to the Waste Oil Heater Forum smichaelR22!  Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I'll definitely be checking out your shop project, looks interesting!

Enjoy the forum!


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!


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.

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:

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


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.



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