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Commercial Waste Oil Heaters / Re: best heater
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:26:18 pm »
Lol, I suppose your right, and I do appreciate you correcting me. A friend of my fathers, works on them primarily as his specialty and he had told me this, I suppose I just kind of believed him and never bothered to question him as I have always respected his opinion as an elder.  Learned a lesson there I suppose. But it is notable that A gallon oil contains about 140k to 180k btus while a gallon of fuel oil is typically 140k. Suppose it depends on the viscosity of the oil.

Through personal experience I have found that a water jacketed piece of metal has the potential to more adequately stand up to the high temps of the waste oil. But I suppose it is also dependent on the level of precautionary steps you take.

Being that introducing water to a piece of metal it is then subject to oxidization, or the chemical effects of ethylene glycol. However with the proper care, rust inhibitor proper draining and storage some of these effects can be slowed down However I can see how a counter argument could easily be made against that. It is all dependent on the engineering, and the type of chemical wet pack in use, but if I was to choose between the two I would say that in my OPINION through personal experience. Boilers have the potential to be safer and last longer if operated, equipped and up kept properly.

I apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused and have edited the video thanks to your scrutiny.

Commercial Waste Oil Heaters / Re: best heater
« on: February 09, 2013, 08:29:31 pm »

The kagi in action... I have used it for three seasons, but do not expect any waste oil burner to work well without doing your prep work. You have to clean them all almost every time you add more oil to your tank. Buying inline filters will help I have a washable lenz model. I clean my burn chamber 1 to 2 times per season, and my exhaust pipes. i wash my filters every time i add new oil. I have a suction filter on my pump.

The kagi unit is designed to burn oil at 100 micron cleanliness, and has a nozzle designed to burn dirtier oil. it does not use a metering pump because Tom believes if the filter is dirty then clean it do not put strain on your gun it will decrease it life expectancy.

it has an on board pump and preheat er, i have no preheat-er in my tank but my tank is room temp.

I would not recommend buying forced air type as waste oil burners just last longer as a boiler.

i am in love with my unit it has saved me thousands but getting to know it is part of using it. you almost have to be able to meditate with the thing, i might even know more about it than my fiance or good friends. (Sad I know) you get good at taking them apart cleaning them and putting them back together. You will need to do this with all of them so just pick one. you can add upgrades to the kagi as you go, smarter relays, different nozzles, cad cells with more sensitivity, you can buy different length blast tubes. just depends how much money you want to spend.

kagis long blast tube is designed to be installed in wood boilers.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: collecting oil
« on: July 06, 2012, 01:59:33 am »
I use the 12 volt diesel transfer pump from harbor freight only i modified it by removing the fuse and installing a 30 amp auto circuit breaker, whenever I run this i set the pump on a gel ice pack, I constructed a wand out of PVC pipe the length of a fifty five gallon barrel and attached the suction filter to the bottom of the wand I have been using this set up fine now for over a year but I never pump more than one hundred gallons at a time and if i think its getting warm i shut it down.

also this website is a good reference in regards to heating with waste oil

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