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Old 02-02-2005, 08:24 PM
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oil fired hot tub?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:05 PM
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oil fired hot tub?
Actually, if it weren't too damn cold to get the oxy acetylene torches running I'd probably be working on that project right now.

A friend and I are building a set of turk burners who's eventual destination will be a WVO and biodiesel byproduct fired hot tub. With all luck it'll be running by burning man '05.

A bunch of info about turk burners: http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=447609751&f=719605551&m=127106855

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Old 02-02-2005, 10:09 PM
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I tried burning it in my diesel for fuel. I came away with the impression that you would have to blend about 50-50 with RUG to tame it. Not an attractive option to me but doable in a pinch.
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[QUOTE=aklim]That depends. Is the oil he is dumping in synthetic or regular. You cannot mix the two of them or the flame in the heater will burn funny.

If you grease the electrons, you will reduce resistance and it will heat your house faster. Pour some of the oil on the electric heaters.

Seriously, even if it could be rejetted, unless you are running a lube shop and have access to tons of used oil, what good is it?[/
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Used oil is a commodity, you just have to know where to buy it. Companies that are paid to haul it away from operations like Jiffy Lube, etc. will deliver it to you if you have a big enough tank to warrant the trip. I would imagine that with heating oil rising you will see more and more of this. Still, just pouring a few gallons in the house tank is a simple way to dispose of it. RT
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Old 02-03-2005, 02:47 PM
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check this out

http://www.cleanburn.com/index.cfm

looks like a winner
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:13 PM
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Those are HUGE! Using their figures, their smallest one is oversized for my garage by a factor of 10.
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:09 PM
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Used oil is a commodity, you just have to know where to buy it. Companies that are paid to haul it away from operations like Jiffy Lube, etc. will deliver it to you if you have a big enough tank to warrant the trip. I would imagine that with heating oil rising you will see more and more of this.

Uhhh, around here we are paid by the companies that haul it away.

Antifreeze on the other hand......
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:38 PM
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Has everyone forgotten about the most important use for used motor oil? Making Molotov cocktails! When the dead return to life to feed on the flesh of the living, my 15 gallons of oil and bucket of greasy shop rags will come in handy. Now to find some bottles and gasoline...
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:28 AM
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A friend of mine who runs a transmission shop has one of these exact units. http://www.cleanburn.com/cb1400.cfm They work REAL well but are a bit spendy at first. He gets all the flammable fluids he needs so it works out ok. It burns super clean, most filter cleanings are just a rinse and replace.
I was impressed with the unit...its even quite quiet.
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I have a couple of friends who use it in their wood burners by drilling a small hole and running a line into it. That line has an petcock (spelling?) and allows them to adjust the flow. They have a five gallon funnel that sits near the stove and feeds the line. Inside the stove, they suspended a very thick chain that runs vertical down to the wood. This is where the oil runs down and burns. It makes the wood last alot longer.

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Old 02-04-2005, 10:24 AM
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I like the idea of an oil fired hot tub... A Creative Idea

I was thinking that for a heatexchanger, you could use an old water heater from an RV.

Phideaux, Are you going to build a heatexchanger of your own design, or modify something else?

-Larry

If it weren't for the fact that it doesn't get all that cold here, I would probably augment my heating system with old oil also. But when all you have is a heatpump, there isn't much you can do.
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We haven't decided yet whether we are going to build our own exchanger or not... A small gas water heater (with flue and exchanger built in) could be a handy platform, though heating the large amount of water in a hot tub may be a challenge for even two or three small exchangers. Finding out what works is half the fun!

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Old 02-07-2005, 09:41 PM
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So I was following some links, and following up an idea that I had last year (had a burner made at work out of an old compressor tank with fan - fuel used was "of unknown origin" but it was a bit more flammable than oil, and diesel)

Anyway... I've been playing around trying to make something without using a fan this time. The small dia. pipe really creates nice suction. The angled pipe on the Y is handy for pouring in oil...by the time it gets to the bottom, it is already starting to boil (a few times it didn't make it to the bottom).
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:06 PM
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I have a couple of friends who use it in their wood burners by drilling a small hole and running a line into it. That line has an petcock (spelling?) and allows them to adjust the flow. They have a five gallon funnel that sits near the stove and feeds the line. Inside the stove, they suspended a very thick chain that runs vertical down to the wood. This is where the oil runs down and burns. It makes the wood last alot longer.

Don
With a system like this you would want the chain suspended so that it was exposed to intake air and not exhaust air. As the oil heats and vaporizes you want the fumes going into the flame and not unburned out the exhaust.

I burned some newspaper logs that had been soaked in veg oil. That worked pretty good. Don't know what kind of residue might end up in your chimney.
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