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Russ

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What temp should oil be preheated to?
« on: January 01, 2009, 10:44:50 am »
From what I have heard:
WMO: 180 - 250
WVO: 275 - 325

What is everyone else preheating to?

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 02:44:52 pm »
well on the wvo.. I donno, but on the wmo I do know that if you go much over 180 f you will start to clump the carbons out of the oil, eventually clogging your nossel

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 10:41:45 am »
Looking at "factory made" wmo units, they run at 160 degrees and talking to Mike of "Mike -Donna" he recomended arround 170 and no more than 180 degrees or the oil will start to carbon up and start plugging nozzels.

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009, 01:45:36 pm »
I've been running mine around 200, maybe I will turn it down a bit.  Dont want plugged nozzles!

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 12:20:15 pm »
 I heat all my units at 165F is a realy good temp.

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 08:55:30 pm »
Well, I found out why I was getting the woof, woof, woofing when my burner was running.  The temp was too low.   I had the PID set to 200 degrees and sometimes it will overshoot the temp and I noticed that when it got around 210 or 215 things would even out.  I upped the temp to 220 now and it is burning smooth again!  I'm not saying that the oil is actually that temp, but that is what the thermocouple is sensing.  I never gave it any thought because we had been talking cooler temps earlier.  I guess each system varies a little, so it is a good idea to experiment a little.

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 02:59:14 pm »
140 degrees is about what you want for optium burn w/o the carbon build up, if using synthetecs must heat all the way to the nozzle.

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Re: What temp should oil be preheated to?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 05:45:31 pm »
what temperatue should i set my temperature controller for nozzle block  to heat my wvo?