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Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« on: December 06, 2008, 02:36:53 am »
I believe this was published in The Mother Earth News back in 1980:
http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_motherearth/me4.html

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Re: Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 12:57:56 am »
I have tried this version with many others, with only bad results, Heats like hell but will NOT clean up, I've done @ least 12 different versions of the burner plate and @ least 3 diff changes on the draft tube....always black!!!!!!

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Re: Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 11:09:36 pm »
I was in search of an old hot water heater to do this project, actually the sanders modification, but I'm thinking the pressure or siphon system is a better way to go.  Do you get a clean burn out of the exhaust but lots of black ash in the heater?  Is the drip method even worth trying?

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Re: Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 11:28:33 pm »
there's so much Black out the pipe that it tassels together and floats down like little black feathers, it is not a pratical way to burn oil (and the neighbors won't like ya either).

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Re: Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 11:34:26 pm »
Wow.  I guess I will probably scrap the idea of the drip system.  I had a friend make me a nice conical burner out of aluminum a while back.  I will post pics of it and if anyone else wants to experiment with it, I would sell it for less than I have in it.

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Re: Mother Earth Waste Oil Heater
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 12:18:19 am »
don't let me discourage you, please try, all minds think differently and maybe you'll find that "sweet spot"