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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Preheater block cleaning, Clean Burn
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on August 16, 2018, 11:26:30 am »
Remove the heating elements and all plugs. Make sure you heat up the plugs first to make removal much easier. Then solvent and gun cleaning brushes. Make sure to get all passages/nooks/crannies spotless before putting it back together. Use a medium strength thread-locker on the plugs/heating elements tighten till snug.
Waste Motor Oil / Preheater block cleaning, Clean Burn
« Last post by acarter on August 15, 2018, 07:43:50 am »

I have a Clean Burn CB4000, from the early 1990's. I was wondering if anyone knows the procedure to clean the preheater block? I just got the unit last year and had a pretty successful first season, but every now and then my nozzle would get clogged, so I'm blaming it on carbon build up in the preheater block. Considering the unit is over 20 years old and I don't know it's history I'm thinking it would be a good idea to clean the preheater, I can't seem to find any info on this site or anywhere else, I know it needs to be soaked in something, but not sure what.

Any help would be appreciated.

Waste Motor Oil / The best way to get ride of your oil
« Last post by econoheat on July 09, 2018, 01:36:52 pm »
There are three options when it comes to getting rid of your leftover waste oil...
1. Pay someone to take it
2. Sell it, and make pennies on the dollar
3. Burn it and get rid of your heat bill.

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Welcome Center / Re: Hello
« Last post by econoheat on July 09, 2018, 01:35:21 pm »
Hi there, thanks for the welcome
Welcome Center / Re: Hello
« Last post by Russ on July 09, 2018, 07:29:54 am »
Welcome Maxndozer!

Where are you from and what kind of wast oil heater are you interested in?

Enjoy the forum!
Welcome Center / Hello
« Last post by Maxndozer on July 08, 2018, 11:32:22 pm »
Hello I'm new here
Waste Motor Oil / Re: New and have questions!
« Last post by Oilburner on May 01, 2018, 01:20:31 am »

Exactly what I was going to say.
If the stove puts out any heat you are setting yourself up for a runaway.

I suggest putting the oil resivour far away, high as possible and make the tank as large as possible.

The head height of the oil will make a big difference so you want it high to make the oil level as small an influence as possible by getting it high to start with. Same with large tank.  The level will be more stable and so will the output.
You do not want to be adjusting the thing every 5 Min because 5 min burning changes the oil level 10% or whatever.

The best way of all to do this is use some sort of float bowl like in a carburettor. By putting in the intermediate resivour/ control, the oil level would always be the same.
Don't underestimate how much this affects the burn nor the thinning of the oil through warming up. It makes a big difference

An easy way to get flow control would be to have the oil come from the main tank into a secondary lower one.
The lower resivour could be an old jam  tin with an outlet on the bottom going to the burner and another half way up going to a catch tank.  You have the oil slightly overflowing into the catch tank which means the oil going to the burner is always the same height.

As for air, make a pot burner style with holes that direct the air down to the oil pool and a mixing flue in the centre.
I have built these and they Kick out a huge amount of heat.
You'll have to pay attention to airflow within the tank you are using it in though.

The best way to get max heat radiation would be to take the flue from the burner to the top of the tank and have the flue out of the tank half way or more down.  That will give the best surface area for the heat to radiate from.
I did this with one of my drum burners and the heat the thing radiated was insane.  Putting the flue at the top just makes the heat go straight out without doing much. making it travel around and giving an area of hot air to impinge the tank walls and radiate from there will make a world of difference.

Also where you install the thing, make the flue run as far as you can before it exits the building if you are heating a shed or something. Ducting the flue straight out is illogical.  It carrys so much heat with it you want to give the flue the longest path possible to give that heat up.

I'm going to put a burner in my shed and the heater will be at the back and the flue will exit the front and I'll have a fan blowing along it to take as much heat out as possible.
Waste Motor Oil / Re: New and have questions!
« Last post by koolkris on April 21, 2018, 08:05:23 am »
a drip stove with oil tank so close as in your picture will be hard to control, as oil gets warmer it will flow faster, i would think you would want oil reservoir further away from heater to try and get more of controllable flow and not affected by rising temps of the heater
Welcome Center / Re: Hello From Utah
« Last post by Russ on April 08, 2018, 12:30:45 pm »
Greetings bmilesmiles!

Glad you stopped by and joined.  Our members have certainly shared some good knowledge for all of us to learn.  Enjoy the forum and let us know how your progress goes!

Welcome Center / Hello From Utah
« Last post by bmilesmiles on April 08, 2018, 09:39:18 am »
Hey I've not purchased a furnace yet but I'm here doing my research. Thanks very much for sharing all your knowledge with us noobs.
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