Author Topic: waste oil heat for my shop  (Read 4288 times)

Russ

  • Administrator
  • Master Oil Burner
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:09 pm »
It sounds like you found a winning combination.  Cheap heat! 

smichaelR22

  • Gettin' the fire started!
  • *
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2020, 07:20:34 pm »
Back at it.  fired up the furnace after some upgrades and flew seemed plugged / restricted. 

inspected / replaced flew today after getting materials, found completely blocked with huge birds nest.

all good now and put about 5 gallons through it tonight with no issues. 



Russ

  • Administrator
  • Master Oil Burner
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2020, 10:46:23 pm »
Nice!  Cold weather rolled in here in a hurry.  14 degrees F here in MN tonight.  Not supposed to be this cold in October!  Glad to hear you got things burning well.  Stay warm, stay safe!

smichaelR22

  • Gettin' the fire started!
  • *
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2021, 02:18:51 pm »
opps.  got my yearly safety reminder not to do dumb things and respect waste oil burners. 

i was adjusting and i think i had too much oil going in, fire went out. i shut off air, threw a bit of kero in, turned back air on and it blew.  stove must have filed with oil vapor and it just took off.  blew the front barrel door off on lower drum, blew my clean out door off on upper drum, and blew the stack apart like a banana in two places.  shock the shop pretty good and lots of black soot everywhere but i was just startled and not hurt.  sounded about like a 12gage going off at arms length. 


i guess i wont do that again.  maybe next stove design have a better blow out door plan.   


https://youtu.be/4BFF9yU5QJw   

Oilburner

  • Gettin' the fire started!
  • *
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2021, 05:12:25 pm »

Must have been quite a bit of vapor in there to get that much energy out of the light off.

Vaporised Oil  which can be smoke, is not much different to gas or petrol fumes in that state.
Good job you were standing where you were when it Blew.

It pays to make sure any enclosed space is ventilated or cooled down before trying a relight.
Look on the bright side, You'll never be unawares of the problem again!  :0)


Russ

  • Administrator
  • Master Oil Burner
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2021, 10:58:41 pm »
Oh my!  Nice footage, but scary I bet!

smichaelR22

  • Gettin' the fire started!
  • *
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2021, 01:08:17 pm »
next mission is to make quieter.  tried a 50CFM blower for forced air.  too small.  Air matress blower pumps are too loud and im on my 4th one. 
 
Check out the video and subscribe! (fabrication, hot rods, 4x4, and general mechanical foolery) 

https://youtu.be/-pertXgWaCw 

smichaelR22

  • Gettin' the fire started!
  • *
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
Re: waste oil heat for my shop
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2021, 11:41:56 am »
ordered another blower that should have better CFM and higher static pressure

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CMQXV3S/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 

Also build a crane last month in the shop and unloaded some drums i picked up for free off Marketplace local

https://youtu.be/5O85PAGImhI 

got 4 drums of stoddard solvent (burns just a bit slower than diesel when lit) and 3 drums of WMO.  the solvent i seem to beable to mix 50-75% in with WMO and my setup will tolerate it, thins it out nice and burns clean.   should hold me rest of winter i think.