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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Transfer Pumps?
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:43:18 am »
Yes, that is an interesting question.  Wanting to know more about the subject myself, I did a little digging around.

I'm no expert in this area, but if I understand the chart on this page:

It does look like a motor of the same HP, turning slower, will have more torque.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Relay help needed!
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:51:37 pm »
Sounds like you have it dialed in just right now.  Glad to hear it's producing some good heat and is probably much more efficient as well.  Good job!

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Relay help needed!
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:29:03 pm »
Yea, good to hear!  Knowing your system is definitely good when it comes to troubleshooting.  I find that I get so excited to get things working that I forget to document what I have done, then when the next season comes around I forget how I hooked some of the stuff up.  So good documentation is valuable down the road as well.  Best of luck with your heater!

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Relay help needed!
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:40:39 pm »
Good job olscout99!

I was a little confused at that diagram as well.  Reading schematics isn't my thing either!  Now that you explain it, the normally closed connections look to be 1 & 7, and the normally open 4 & 7, and so on for the other poles.  Energize A & B and now the NO 4 & 7 become closed, giving your motor power.

The heat is on!

Welcome Center / Re: New user
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:02:44 pm »
Greetings MMDeveloper, welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you have some work to do with your tank.  Good luck with your project and stay safe!


Metering Pumps / Re: More pump information needed
« on: November 26, 2017, 12:00:52 pm »
It sounds like you are getting it narrowed down.  If your PID doesnt supply power, but is rater just a relay, yes, you will need an external power source.  It sounds like you are using 24vdc to power it?  Is your relay rated at that voltage?  If so, you should be able to run your 110v hot lead through the relay and it should act like a switch.  You should have voltage on one side, but not the other when the relay is off and you should have voltage on both sides when the relay is on.  It sounds like you have verified that your cartridge heater works, so its just a matter of getting power to it.

Good luck!

Metering Pumps / Re: More pump information needed
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:00:07 pm »
Did you measure the voltage at the SSR to be sure you have the appropriate voltage?  If you do, the SSR should give voltage to your cartridge heater.

Welcome Center / Re: new to this forum
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:51:38 pm »
Greetings mopar345!

I am running a CK kit in a residential fuel oil boiler.  I am running straight black oil, no mixing.  As long as you have the nozzle temp hot enough, the nozzle should spray out a nice fine mist that's easily ignitable.

You need spark, oxygen, and fuel to get the fire burning.  Did you check for spark and that you have it placed in the proper position relitive to the nozzle?

Welcome Center / Re: HI-Thanks for adding me
« on: September 01, 2017, 11:51:27 pm »
Greetings Jerry!  Glad you stopped by.  Winter is coming fast, stay warm!

Welcome Center / Re: Howdy!
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:46 pm »
Greetings CBTech.  Are you just a casual oil burner, or a tech who works on them?  Any way, enjoy the forum!


Welcome Center / Re: Hello everyone.
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:48:56 pm »
Hello Adam.  Welcome to the forum!  Yes, a little heat to stay warm helps keep you motivated on projects in the shed.  Thats the part I enjoy most is that I have a nice warm place to work in the winter and dont feel guilty for turning the temp up so it's warm enough to shed the jacket.  Enjoy the forum.  We look forward to hear how your project is going!


Welcome Center / Re: Hi To everyone
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:46:56 pm »
Greetings Rod!  Glad you stopped by.  I'd love to see some pictures of that burner in action.  Keep us updated!  Enjoy the forum!


Welcome Center / Re: Hey from Oz
« on: May 29, 2017, 10:13:26 pm »
Greetings Eug!

Hard to be thinking about burning oil any more here in the US, but I hear it might be a little cooler where you are  ;).

I cant say that I have ever had, or know anyone who has experience with the chineese heaters.  Many of us out here on the forum have modified some sort of home heating oil furnace or boiler to burn waste oil.  I understand where you are coming from with the hot water heater, but since those arent designed to heat an entire house, I dont know how well they would hold up or if they would provide the amount of heat you are looking for.  I might suggest looking for a used fuel oil boiler if you can find one.  They can easily be modified to burn waste oil and you can use some of the controls to automate your system to turn on and off depending on water temperature.  Now of course this is a big project in itself and you might not want to go down that road and in that case you would want to look more into something like the chineese made one for more of a plug n play option.

Good luck with your project and if you have questions, let us know.  Things are going to be a bit slow around here with it warming up in the northern hemisphere, but there may still be some lurkers out here.  Cheers!

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Ignition problems
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:23:28 pm »
It is a size 007.

I updated my post to include the size:

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Flame cutting out on ckburner
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:22:40 pm »
I should also mention that the oring is a size 007.  I found them at Ace Hardware & Oreilly Auto Parts.  They seem pretty common.

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