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Al

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Another Newbee
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:25:36 pm »
Good day.
I currently burn #2 oil in a thermo pride home forced air furnace to warm up the shop.
Would like to start burning used motor oil for heat.
I have a second furnace to do a conversion. It is also a thermo pride forced air furnace. Rated for 106k btu input. The label states .75 gph.
 It has a beckett burner
. The blast tube is 9 inches long from the mount flange  and the distance to the back of the burn chamber is another 9 inches.
Will this furnace be a good candidate to convert or is there a better one to be looking for?
Also I am leery of using a float tank. Can a metering pump be set up to feed a siphon nozzle?

Have a good day
Al

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Re: Another Newbee
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 05:02:25 pm »
Hi Al, will have alot of impingement problems with those small furnaces. Waste oil flames need room.

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Re: Another Newbee
« Reply #2 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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Re: Another Newbee
« Reply #3 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.