motor oil furnace


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Old 10-16-06, 07:12 PM
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motor oil furnace

Does anyone have or know some information on a motor oil furnace.
I have a fuel oil furnace but was thinking of alternative fuels to save on fuel costs.
Do these attach to my current furnace and use a separate storage tank and do they have a filtering system to keep out gasoline or other contanaments etc.
Do i have to make changes to my furnace to burn motor oil.
And is there a smell ?
 
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Old 10-17-06, 07:40 PM
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Waste oil burners

These types of heaters are completely different from your normal oil buner. Don't even think of trying to burn motor oil in your furnace. You will end up with one heck of a mess.
If you want to learn more about waste oil burners, here is one place you can start: http://www.wasteoilheat.com/
 
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Hmm, one heck of a mess how ?

Thanks for the link i'll read it in a few minutes.
 
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Old 10-18-06, 09:39 AM
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I maintained 2 waste oil furnaces for years. You would have a furnace loaded with oil soot, lots of it. The waste oil furnaces has about a 18 inch square panel access for cleaning.
The soot is full of heavy metals, mercury ,cadmium and lead, not good stuff to get on your hands or breath. I know all about them and don’t want one in my house. It really is a commercial furnace, garages, anyone dealing with oil changes every day.
 
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Thanks alot, sounds like another idea for me to forget about.

I wonder about brewing my own bio diesel for home heating ?
 
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Old 10-18-06, 11:22 AM
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I wonder about brewing my own bio diesel for home heating ?

Sound good ,give it a try. They do it for cars now.

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Old 10-18-06, 03:24 PM
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I couldn't resist adding to the comments that this is something to stay away from.
Have worked on a couple and as Grady says they are a dirty stinkin' mess.

Besides I doubt that they are approved for residential use.
 
 

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