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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on November 05, 2019, 07:28:30 pm »
Ash buildup would be your biggest killer of efficiency. 
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on November 05, 2019, 06:41:29 am »
So everything has been running great!  I have been very happy with it, it has met my "expectations", meaning I dont expect it to be a very efficient machine, but I do expect it to be able to work reliably, which it does.  It seems to be going through oil just as fast last year (again, not outside of my expectations) but is running much more reliably, as i said, I have never had to check on it.

However, I wonder if i could 'expect' more out of it, more efficiency.    I guess the only way that it could be running more efficiently would be if it could produce a hotter flame with still the same amount (or same ratio, i suppose) fuel/air ratio.  more oil pressure means more oil, so turning up the oil doesnt exactly help that cause.  I know we have mentioned adjusting the air inlet.  I have it set where the flame 'looks' pretty good, and the smoke coming out my stack is cleaarrr.  but if i wanted to try and fine turn it a little more to get a hotter flame, how should i do that?  a little more air, and a little more fuel?  just spit-balling.  let me know if anybody has any thoughts. 
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Welcome Center / Re: Another Newbee
« Last post by Russ on October 31, 2019, 01:18:34 pm »
I dont have much experience on the blast tube distance, but I agree with Doug on the metering pump.  I had a CL tank make a mess once and thats all it took to convince me.
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User Projects & Pictures / Re: Needs ideas for adding diesel to start the stove.
« Last post by Rapidrob on October 25, 2019, 09:52:14 am »
I got a system figured out. Never mind.
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User Projects & Pictures / Needs ideas for adding diesel to start the stove.
« Last post by Rapidrob on October 24, 2019, 10:31:19 am »
My home made stove has been heating my shop for many years now. To start the stove I dump in a few ounces  of Diesel fuel, add paper soaked in diesel and then light it with a gas match and away it goes. I have to dump the Diesel fuel up and over my burner, stuff in the paper first. While easy to do,it can be messy and I normally end up smelling like diesel fuel all day long.
I'd like to add a small external diesel fuel feed line and some sort of device to control the amount of Diesel fuel as it is very hard to see inside of the burner ( disk brake rotor and read drum type burner) .
I was thinking a small tank mounted away and above the stove with a copper or steel feed line. I have a few ideas as to how to portion the starting Diesel fuel but would like to see or read what you may have done to your stove?
Thanks for any info.
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on October 05, 2019, 10:16:26 am »
tested the solenoid, it still works.   so installed it all again, and it is running fine at the moment.  not really sure why i was not getting any oil out the nozzle last night for that period of time.   i guess we will wait and see how it goes.    thanks for all your help!

also on a side note, it ran fine all last night.   hadn't done that in a while!  haha
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Welcome Center / Re: Another Newbee
« Last post by doug on October 04, 2019, 08:10:48 pm »
I use a metering pump with a siphon nozzle. I don't like the idea of a float tank either.
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on October 04, 2019, 08:04:38 pm »
Yes 120 volt. An old extension cord and a couple of wire nuts works good. That way you can plug and unplug it easy.
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on October 04, 2019, 08:00:23 pm »
Ok, test it with 120v?
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on October 04, 2019, 07:58:23 pm »
The electrical part of the solenoid might be shot now. Leaving the plunger out is not a good idea. With no plunger oil will continue to drip out the nozzle when the burner shuts off. You can bench test the solenoid with just the stem and plunger. Power the solenoid on/off while on the bench to see if the plunger goes up/down.
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