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Welcome Center / Re: New member, Mike , Canada
« Last post by chopitrakeit on January 15, 2020, 05:37:03 am »
Thanks Russ. Looking forward to getting my syphon nozzle set up going. Altfuelfurnace and all yahoo groups are no longer hosting files or anything so that's basically dead.
Welcome Center / Re: New member, Mike , Canada
« Last post by Russ 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
« Last post by Russ on January 14, 2020, 07:49:11 pm »
Greetings Mulejumper!

Glad you stopped by.  January has arrived, stay warm!
Welcome Center / New member, Mike , Canada
« Last post by chopitrakeit on January 14, 2020, 11:35:53 am »
Old time member of altfuels.
Ran hot air with modified beckett for many years in a steel shed.
New barn and lots of wood so stopped burning oil for a while.
Now have accumulated many hundreds of gallons of WMO and resurrecting the system.
Presently rigging the Beckett up to burn 25/75 #2/WMO mix with preheat as before.
Next will rebuild the modified burner with the syphon nozzle.
Power Engineer/ Mechanic by trade... Been burning fossil fuels for a long time.
Greta would spit in my face!!!
User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Last post by Russ 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!
User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Last post by smichaelR22 on January 08, 2020, 07:18:50 pm »
i have burned about 150 gals though this unit so far this winter.  working great. up to an easy 25 degrees over outside temp in my 36x60 shop after about an hour running.   i have found that if i run it with a bit less oil flow i get much less black and more white deposit left in the burn pot, with out less heat or stack temp.   

i did puncture through my burn pot a little bit when cleaning a few days, so i guess i need a new 4$ bucket. 

wondering if stainless really is necessary or i can just weld something up out of regular shop steel.   

i need to hit up our local thrift store i hear they have lots of pots and pans! 
Welcome Center / Hello From Missouri
« Last post by Mulejumper on January 03, 2020, 06:16:40 pm »
I have a Lenare L110 drip oil furnace. I heat a 30 by 40 shop with it.
Welcome Center / Re: Hello from WV
« Last post by Russ 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!
Welcome Center / Hello from WV
« Last post by kal on December 30, 2019, 06:36:01 pm »
I just bought a Siegler oil burn stove model # 400-UR Serial # 75167. I got it to heat my house an I need to get a oil pump for it it is bad so going to be looking for one of them or one that will work on it.
Waste Motor Oil / Re: CK burner oil splatter in chamber
« Last post by liam on December 27, 2019, 03:26:14 pm »
So as I understand the flame has 18' from door to bottom? Have you tried a smaller nozzle? Like -5 or even smaller? Can you see the flame? Does is touch the bottom.wall?
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