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Old October 14th, 2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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I have been doing a little research and am considering building a waste oil burner in the pole barn (~1536 sq ft) at our new house. I don't really know anything about them and have no real world experience with one. The idea of burning old motor oil, tranny fluid, and cooking oil sort of appeals to me...especially in the cost department.

So, is anyone using one of these? What are the pros and cons? Is it worth it? I suspect they may be messy/dirty, is that a correct assumption? How fast do they tend to burn through oil? Question? Question? Question?

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Old October 14th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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I know if the oil isn't clean (has other fluids in it) the nozzles tend to clog. The unit we had at one shop I worked at would clog and fill the place with nasty smoke until it was fixed.
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We use them at work....they are extremely temperamental...outs are professionaly cleaned and serviced yearly and we still end up having to have them worked on several times during the heating season
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The one we use works well. About a gallon an hour consumption. Clean fluid is a must and keeping the box clean also a must. The only problem we have had is burning up the heat deflection shield .
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