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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #120 on: November 28, 2022, 08:18:30 PM »
2.0 design thoughts in the works


i want to switch from a 5gal bucket/valve drip feed to a controllable stepper peristaltic pump with some safety controls on it to increase reliability and safety of the setup and work towards 3.0 that will be a boiler to feed the barn and house. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2022, 06:15:13 PM »
electronic pump stuck in today.  works great.  hope it lasts and doesnt fall apart.



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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2022, 06:19:00 PM »

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2023, 09:34:06 PM »
picked up a drum out buffalo way,  ended up being half a drum and not full drum but it was a nice clamp top and free.  took engine crane and drum clamp.  not really bad but kinda annoying to set up, pump up, tear down, strap everything. 

need to get back thinking about a truck crane


noticed a few places in my travels today with full or close to full totes just sitting out side.  need to stop and make some friends. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #124 on: January 30, 2023, 03:18:27 PM »
Was thinking about your heat setup today.

Does that control box work based on flow control.  Does it have a flow FB loop?   Does it allow for external input control?   






picked up a drum out buffalo way,  ended up being half a drum and not full drum but it was a nice clamp top and free.  took engine crane and drum clamp.  not really bad but kinda annoying to set up, pump up, tear down, strap everything. 

need to get back thinking about a truck crane


noticed a few places in my travels today with full or close to full totes just sitting out side.  need to stop and make some friends.

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #125 on: January 30, 2023, 05:13:34 PM »
no there is no feed back, its just a knob that adjust stepper motor speed of the pump   (output displayed in approx ml/min i assume of water)


im sure you could add a controller with a few inputs and outputs to automate the entire system with safetys, im just not that ambitous about it lol 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #126 on: September 13, 2023, 12:43:07 PM »
cleaned out and processed all my left over oil today.


pulled 15 gals of transformer oil (thats heavier than water) and then 15gals of water out of my settling drum today before getting to waste oil lol 

all my good oil condensed to a tote. starting not much more than 50 gallons.  need to find some for this winter quick!

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2023, 01:33:31 PM »
How many gals do you go thru the entire oil-burning season?

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #128 on: September 13, 2023, 05:14:55 PM »
500-800

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #129 on: September 13, 2023, 07:37:43 PM »
And I do about the same volume. Im sitting on maybe 200 right now. And without functioning propane backup, need to get that fixed. Wouldn’t do to have my plumbing freeze.
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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2023, 05:36:03 PM »
picked up a drum on my way home from moms today.  guy says he has 5 more at his other shop and can load.  hopefully its good oil, he was a landscaper guy that maintains his own equipment/trucks. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2023, 07:10:07 PM »
Nice.

There’s a few on Marketplace over that way that I almost sent you but I figured you’ve seen them.
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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2023, 07:33:53 PM »
ya not able to agree on a time with another guy

no responce from a full free tote in syracuse way

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #133 on: October 13, 2023, 03:19:49 PM »
35F this morning and frost on the trucks when i walked out.

i usually fab up a new burn chamber out of stainless sheet metal i have every year, but havent gotten around to it.  took a bean tin and popped a hole in the side, threw it in.  ran excellent all day.  maybe im wrong in thinking bigger is better?  hmmmm. 


ran flawless all day and turned it off about 2pm because it was 78 in the shop with no tarp wall up yet lol  .