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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Waste oil burner for garage heat?

I am just wondering what the cost would be to get a waste oil burner for heat set up in my garage?....seems like I could be getting some use out of the oil I take out of engines all year while doing oil changes. how hard would it be to set up? anybody on here use one?...thanks, Ben
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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

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Its funny you should ask, I was just taling about this with a buddy on Thursday night, except he's trying to find a cheap way to heat a wood kiln. They have a trucking/forestry company, so they always have an abundance of waste oils around, mostly 15w40 and hydraulic oil. I'm not sure whats involved in setting up an already in-use furnace, but it would definitely require a specific burner nozzle, and air flow, and frequent cleanings I'm sure. Check out Clean Burn , its the only company that comes to mind. I think its a great idea if you've got lots of oil laying around, but my personal thoughts were that a furnace should be set up for dual fuel if possible, so that it would still run on no.2 furnace oil if you happen to not have any waste around. Just my 2 cents worth. Let us know what you come up with.
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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

automotive equipment and supply has a "shenandoah" brand waste oil burner kit starting at $3499. that 145,000 btu's
www.northernautosupply.com
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they have them up to $7000 or osmething.

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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

i know a guy who runs a transmission shop and he wanted to put one of those in his shop......after talking to his insurance company i dont think he wanted to do it anymore, but did anyways. it costs him but he loves it.
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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

thres also another vehicle waste oil burner in www.northernautosupply.com it burns 4/5 gallon of oil per hour. 120,000 btu's. $1999, its item #221550-a653

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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

thanks, guys....those are a little more pricey than what I had in mind, guess I will look at other options. I was looking for something around $200 or less. My garage is about 24'x24' and not insulated right now
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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

get a wood stove and a spray bottle full of oil........spray 3 squirts every half hour
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1. Make a box open on the top:
a. W = 12"
b. H = 10"
c. L = 18"
2. Make a lid that will drop into the box.
3. Then:
a. Rake the leaves.
b. Dry the leaves.
c. Mix the leaves with:
i. waste oil
II. wax.
c. Insert the mix into the box (now we'll call it a mold).
d. Now slip the cover onto the mix and put a cinder block on the top.
e. It'll press the mix down to the shape of the mold.
f. The oil will soak into the leaves.
g. The wax harden.
4. Now you've got a "homemade" Presto log...
5. Works with newspaper, straw, stubble, sawdust, etc... just about anything you can bind with the wax and will absorb the oil.
6. Burn it in any ol' regular coal or wood stove.
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gf's parents garage is heated by an old potbelly stove. they light it and throw a couple of logs in every 35 minutes or so. we were fixing snow blowers after it snowed we were workin in short sleeve shirts. nice and toasty. way to promote rust on snow covered trucks though.

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Re: Waste oil burner for garage heat?

how about the salamander type heaters? I know they are kinda noisy, but i was thinking about cutting a hole on the side of my garage and piping the heat in to cut down on the noise. how are they for fumes? are they safe in a garage setting? the only time I ever had to deal with them was when I was in the army and we went to tennessee to do maintanence on vehicles that were helping fight forest fires several years back, and that wasn't really a garage setting...thanks, Ben
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