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Re: let the fun begin
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2011, 07:22:21 am »
BTRAPR,

I could never find a how to book. I spent a lot of time surfing the net for information about heating with waste oil.
"Waste Oil Heating Forum" is one of the sites I found. Other sites that where very helpful to me. The first one is
"http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24280" this shows how he converted fuel oil burner to burn waste oil. He also gave out some part numbers that he used in his conversion. The other site is
"http://www.ckburners.com/". I got my heater block, nozzle and heater cartridge for him. There's a lot of information on this page about converting to a waste oil burner. I suggest buying this kit. It will help reduce your learning curve on what works and doesn't. Craig will also help answer question. An other site with lots of information is "altfuelfurnace".
Good luck with your project and please keep us updated on your progress.

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2011, 10:16:53 pm »
Yes, the yahoo group altfuelfurnace is a nice resource that seems pretty active.  I was hoping some of the folks on that forum would venture over here as the yahoo layout is sort of confusing.  It's certainly worth checking out though.

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Re: let the fun begin
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2012, 03:19:07 pm »
been heating house and garage since mid november with the waste oil/boiler set up. topped the tank off today with approximately 200 gal. the hour meter reads 391 hours that the burner has run. so when the burner is running it's burning close to a half gallon an hour.

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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2012, 10:08:47 pm »
That's awesome Doug.  I'd say you have a successful build.

If you have more pictures to post, but are having troubles getting them re-sized and posted, just let me know and I can do it for you.

Thanks for the update.

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Re: let the fun begin
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2012, 10:57:11 pm »
russ,

i haven't taken any pics of my new set up. just waiting to see how well it works before i show it. may be this week i'll try and get some pics.

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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2012, 06:53:37 pm »
from january 2006 till the spring of 2011 we heated with a corn boiler. insulated underground pipes and heat exchangers were in place. just remove the corn boiler and set the shed back in it's place.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2012, 06:58:27 pm »
this is our waste oil boiler shed. found this used 10' x 10' shed on craigslist. after putting insulation, drywall, a coat of primer and  it was ready for the boiler.
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2012, 06:59:42 pm »
an inside view of the waste oil conversion boiler shed. a buderus g115 4 section boiler was an other craigslist find. the thomas 2650 air compressor came from ebay.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 07:00:52 pm »
timer counts hours the unit runs.
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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2012, 07:04:11 pm »
burner unit. now has a soleniod valve in the fuel line.
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2012, 07:05:30 pm »
barometric damper.
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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2012, 07:07:17 pm »
water temp and pressure gauge.
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2012, 07:09:04 pm »
temp in shed stays 75* or high with burner running.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2012, 07:13:10 pm »
metering pump came from http://www.centralohioheaters.com/Parts.html . no need for a constant level tank now.
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2012, 07:14:53 pm »
450 gallon fuel tank stays warm inside the shed.
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