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M4wdFab

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2020, 10:02:33 PM »
it was 5 degrees outside this morning when i headed to the barn.  inside it was 17.  i think the earth around the lower 3 sides of the foundation holds some heat.  within an hour the shop was up to 45.  2 hours i was at 53 max temp.  later tonight when the sun started going down i was back to 48 degrees when i shut it down.  burned about 10 gallons today. 

very happy. 

i still have a lot of easy insulation work and parts i could seal up a lot better- thats the next step when i run out of jeep work. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2020, 06:26:22 PM »
2nd amazon 18$ wine chiller bucket only lasted about 5 or 6 burns before failing.

dragged in a snowy sheet of stainless left from the kitchen hauler gut out that i have been saving for probably 6 years.

made my own pot.  as big as i could to get though the door.

thing rips and really heats up nice. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2020, 03:28:32 PM »
o no!  my go to air mattress pump is MIA of the intewebs.  ill have to source a new one.

have plans to step up efficiency this winter, maybe add a second unit lol 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2020, 06:58:24 PM »
picked up a big oil tank from the Jokenins woodshop land lord today.  probably 30 gallons of fuel for free, and a good tank for storage or the next furnace!

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2020, 08:18:58 PM »

knocked all the sot and ash out of this unit and shoveled it out.  cut axis hole in heat exchanger too. 

made some mods and cleaned how the oil source and blower is mounted.  no more using the press and vice grips all winter lol 

fired up and burned a bit, all good ready for winter. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2020, 08:22:45 PM »
nice!

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2020, 09:35:45 PM »
wonder if you got better efficiency out of your exchanger if you had a fan setup like this guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXY0JKU12jg

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2020, 10:17:34 PM »
Squirrel cage blower is a good call, I dig the look of that fuel oil tank.
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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2020, 09:30:18 AM »
my exchanger is way over sized and needs to really be less efficient to not keep the flew temp so low. 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2020, 07:43:36 AM »
thought it was good, but i think my flew is caked up and drastically reduced in size, so picking up materials to replace.  even if its a once a year replacement, im not upset about it for free heat.  I also kinda know now more fuel is not better and will try to run it cleaner.

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2020, 06:46:49 PM »
flew was plugged by huge birds nest. 

had about 3/8" thick of black soot entire pipe.


replaced with all new, added expanded steel at end cap to keep out bird. 

burned about 5 gallons tonight, thing rips again great.  450degree flew temp when its cooking.

blue tarp going back up soon! 

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Re: waste oil burn
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2020, 09:43:35 PM »
*flue

damn birbs! I have chimney brushes now, 6" round might be useful to you? As cheap as your single wall stove pipe is though, maybe meh to bother!
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