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Waste Motor Oil / Re: I need some ideas
« on: March 16, 2020, 08:38:09 pm »
I cant remember the differences, but this is a recommended one for waste oil and are often times used for metering pumps as well:

I'm not saying they wont, but I don't think the stock pumps are designed for pumping waste oil.  I ran my pressure system for a long time and never had any problems with whatever was on it.

Sounds like you have some perfecting to do to keep your fuel line hot.  Hopefully you can find a way to keep it warm and keep the flame running smooth as well.

Keep up the good work!

Waste Motor Oil / Re: I need some ideas
« on: March 08, 2020, 11:28:55 am »
If you are running a stock beckett, I would highly recommend a CK kit:

Yes, it costs some money, but once you have it you will be burning WMO so easily that the all of the free fuel will pay for it in no time.

Yea, ceramic wool might be a good option as well, but I think the brick would come up to temp pretty quickly as well.  Might have to experiment with both.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: I need some ideas
« on: March 07, 2020, 12:13:02 am »
Greetings and welcome to the forum Parkland!

Are you running your becket stock?  If so, have you looked at the CK burner modification?  With preheated oil, you should have instant starts with WMO.

I think you are on the right track with needing something to contain or shoot the fire on to.  From what I understand any kind of steel will break down pretty quick.  Fire brick might be a good option.

User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:09 pm »
It sounds like you found a winning combination.  Cheap heat! 

Welcome Center / Re: New guy from New Hampshaa.
« on: February 21, 2020, 10:38:50 pm »
Greetings Harold!  Glad you joined.  Sounds like you probably have a good supply of used oil for your Lanair!

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!

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