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Waste Motor Oil / CK burner kit
« Last post by acarter on Today at 09:59:09 am »
About 3 years ago I bought a used Clean Burn burner and triad boiler and set myself up for waste oil. After 2 seasons of messing with the old Clean Burn setup I decided to give the CK Burner kit a try with a new Beckett burner. I put it together and set it up this past summer, it's been running since October and the few times I've had issues it has been air compressor related, the burner itself has been flawless. The Clean Burn burner was an almost daily "tuning" of the oil and air pressures to get it to burn right and there was always something wrong with it (which was most likely age related). The CK burner has been a "set it and forget it" machine.

I tried a few tips and ended up with the 1gpm nozzle to get more heat for a large boiler. 12 psi seems to be the happy spot for easy lighting and decent flame size. I have an air regulator (set at 40psi) inline before the reg on the burner itself, this prevents any fluctuation in air pressure (from the air comp. cycling) at the primary burner reg. So once I set got done the initial tuning in the fall I haven't touched the air pressure since.

About once a month I clean out the lower chamber of the boiler and get about a coffee cup of very light ash, much better than the old burner.

I also want to say that the few times I have had a question about the system during setup or afterwards Craig from CK was very quick to respond and very helpful.

Waste Motor Oil / homemade WMO conversion for wood stove
« Last post by sp0198746 on February 14, 2020, 11:52:51 am »
I was appealed to say the least, when I watched the YouTube video where a man converted a wood stove into a waste oil burning furnace. The idea is that you can burn used oil on a metal plate by blowing air on the fire like a forge.  In the video the man used plumbing hardware and simple fluid power science to improve a machine and leach free thermal energy from waste oil that would usually cost money to get rid of.  This seemed like a project I could enjoy building with a bonus of not having to deal with wood anymore, not to mention the benefit of getting rid of my used oil.

Ask anyone who knows me, and they will agree that this kind of project is right up my alley. I could put all this stuff together with one trip to the hardware store and for less than fifty bucks and after one evening of tinkering I could have free heat for my man cave.  I anticipated a positive outcome for the build as the concept development and trial and error had been done already by the YouTube Guy.  He laid out a few parameters that I tried to follow as close as possible. First the plumbing schematic was straight forward, put a copper tube inside of a steel pipe, both pipes are plumbed into the stove and turned down into a stainless-steel pot. The copper tube is hooked to the oil reservoir the outer steel pipe is hooked to a blower. Second was the lighting instructions. He started the fire by splashing some Kerosene into the pot and throwing in a flaming paper towel then turning on the oil and the blower then poof it was running.

With the local hardware store and some hillbilly style scrounging I came up with enough ¾ steel pipe and copper tube to put this thing together. I used an old machine oiler and a ball valve for the oil reservoir and an old green house blower (60cfm) for the air supply. Two trips to the thrift store provided me a stainless-steel pot and overflow catch pan.  I wound up with about three days of gathering and thirty dollars in this project, so it was time to put it all together and give it a try.

With guidance from my new You Tube mentor and a few friends, I was ready to light her up and get some free heat out of this thing. This is usually the climax of most of my projects as I am known as the type of guy who would get a go-kart project three quarters finished and jump on for a premature, no brake, funnel full of gas in one hand, and beer in the other hand type ride. But not this time! I had bought the right stuff and done the research. Following the instructions, I splashed the Kerosene into the pot, lit the paper towel and turned on the oil and the blower and It was off to a good start, but I couldn’t keep it running. The next night I picked up some diesel fuel and tried it again this time it took and it raged for an hour and burned about 2 quarts of used oil, all the while only getting the room (100 sq. ft) up to a sweltering 49°F. I even started cutting the oil with gasoline and I could practically touch the stove without burning my hand. It made a cool sound like a forge and a lot of flames, but all the heat was going out the pipe. When I tried dampening the flue it would choke out the flame. I tried more air, less air, more oil, less oil, opening the air vent closing the flu and visa-versa.

 I guess what I am asking is there anything I should try before I rip this POS out and go back to burning wood?


Photos are of my personal heater. The item for sale will be newly built and unused.

Made from stainless steel components, therefore light weight.

Basic weight, solid fuel configuration: 1.24kg.

With oil burner adaptor: 1.90kg

Dimensions: Height when erected: 46cm

Grill/open fire: 23cm

Diameter Max: 17cm

Flue Dia: 7.2cm

Small, Multi Fuel, Heater/Stove. Will run on solid, liquid and LPG.fuels.. loves waste oil, both petroleum and vegetable based. Basically it will run on anything that burns. I haven't tried petrol. Too scared and so should you be!!

Condition is New (Homemade). Ideal for emergencies heating, camping, preppers etc.,etc.

When operating at optimum temperature, the omissions are virtually smokeless. Running very hot, yes it will belch smoke. The burn is very efficient.

Warning: The stove must NEVER be left unattended at anytime, when burning liquid fuel. Read and digest thoughely, the enclosed operating instructions.



The flue is made from 7cm dia food tins, of the stacker type.

Can be used as heat source, cooker, fire pit, grill etc, when the operating with the top removed. I would not recommend grilling, when burning dirty waste oil. Will handle fuel with high, suspended moisture content also without problem.

I firmly believe this type stove, is the most versatile piece of kit, in one package I have seen Prove me wrong.

The item you are bidding on, consists of:

- Outer Casing.
- Burner Can
- Upper portion.
- Oil/Liquid Burner adaptor
- All fittings for enclosed stove and open fire mode.
- First stage of flue. (Standard 7cm dia food tin).

The oil burning application has a patent.

Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.

Video's operating in all modes.

Please Note: Advertised elsewhere, therefore this auction may terminate early.

Will post overseas, at buyers expense. Please contact me before bidding. I will then give you a price.

WILL ACCEPT A RETURN, For any reason, within 10 days of receipt.Buyer pays for return postage
User Projects & Pictures / Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Last post by smichaelR22 on February 03, 2020, 05:27:15 pm »
burned through second wine chiller bucket from amazon. 

finally welded up my own out of 1/16 stainless.

made it as big as i could to get it to wedge into the barrel stove door. thicker and 10"x10" 

thing rips.   first burn inspection tomorrow.  it glows orange nicely.  and cooled down way faster once oil was shut off.  not sure what that means.  im thinking it was a much cleaner burn. 

im still holding 30 degrees above outside temp in my 36x60 shop area with only the roof insulated in 3" foam.  couple more weeks and should be past the worst of the winter her in good old NY. 

just had another 100 gallons dropped off for free from buddies wednesday.  loving it. 

Welcome Center / Re: New member from Holland
« Last post by FatboyRon on January 29, 2020, 07:01:23 am »
Thanks Russ  :)
Welcome Center / Re: New member from Holland
« Last post by Russ 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 / New member from Holland
« Last post by FatboyRon on January 27, 2020, 07:18:50 am »

New member from Holland, building a drip feed furnace to heat my shop.
Hoping to find lot off info around here.
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!
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