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mlappin

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Designing my Generation 2 waste oil boiler.
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:53:50 PM »

So after building the last waste oil boiler designed around a burner from http://usedoilheatingsystems.com/ I stumbled on a kit to take the an standard fuel oil burner and convert it to waste oil, of course. The one I built works fine, but needs manually lit for starters, then once the water reaches 192 it shuts off automatically but then needs relit again if needed. Primarily I use it for batch burns in the shoulder seasons.

Iím thinking with an automatic setup next time we go overseas for three or four weeks just make sure the oil reservoir is full and let the G200 go out. Father has already proven heís both too set in his ways and/or stubborn to actually follow directions on keeping a gasifier going. Last time we went away for a few days he forgot to fill it in the morning, then that night he just dropped some small crap in the bottom, some more stuff on top and left, got home at 8PM to the red light flashing and 108 degree water on the coldest night that month had to offer.

Anyways, thinking dry base this time lined with firebrick as water cooled metal really quenches the flame, the ceramic blanket directly above my burn pot always has a fine white ash on it as well as the door, everywhere else is a black sooty mess. Keeping it compact as well to regain some floor space, thinking 3-4í long lower burn chamber then to a vertical section with heat exchanger tubes and turbolators, pretty sure I know where I can get some of those. Get a new 250 gallon oblong fuel tank to mount overhead for storage.

Anyways, link to conversion kit.


http://ckburners.com/burnerbuilding.html
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Re: Designing my Generation 2 waste oil boiler.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 07:56:35 AM »

Marty, I will be following this build and good luck with it.  I imagine a source of fuel is not a problem with all the farm equipment that needs to be maintained.
After the vertical HX, will the flue gas pass up to the stack?
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Re: Designing my Generation 2 waste oil boiler.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 08:23:37 AM »

Marty, I will be following this build and good luck with it.  I imagine a source of fuel is not a problem with all the farm equipment that needs to be maintained.
After the vertical HX, will the flue gas pass up to the stack?

Thats the plan, going with all vertical tubes and turbolators to avoid having to brush my current setup. It makes a mess no matter what.

Iím gonna talk to a friend, heís one of the few around whoíll actually mess with oil burners yet, I just need a unit that has a good motor and ignition transformer, the pump comes clear of it anyways.
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Re: Designing my Generation 2 waste oil boiler.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:19 AM »

Marty, I will be following this build and good luck with it.  I imagine a source of fuel is not a problem with all the farm equipment that needs to be maintained.
After the vertical HX, will the flue gas pass up to the stack?

Actually since switching to all no-till almost ten years ago we donít generate near the waste oil we used to. If it was a wet year when we still did tillage a few tractors might actually get oil changed twice a year as might work the same piece of ground several times trying to get it to dry out, now most of em barely get a hundred hours a year on em. Also have enough tractors now when making hay one goes on the discbvine, another on the tedder, another on the rake and another on the round baler and they stay there until fall when finally done with hay.

After looking at my current boiler I can just modify the door slightly and slide the gun right in the door after cutting a hole thru both layers then adding a sleeve to it. Iíll gladly post any pictures of what I end up with far as the burner though.


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