Nathan Dean: hey can i use transmission fluid instead of oil? to burn?
longshorts3: Nicely done, and inexpensive. This is the way I've done it for over 30 years. I never used a sight glass, but eyeballed it coming into my drum stove. Natural convection from the chimney drew the smoke right out of the heater, no forced air was ever needed. I also drew outside air to feed the stove by putting a pipe into the bung of the drum stove. Great fishing camp and garage heater!
Rick Nolan: How long does 5 gallon burn for?
lamberto fierro: Doesn't the heat burn or cake up the oil running inside the feed tube before it drips to the center of the fire?
Jerry Rosa, Sr.: Sorry, I just found your answer about the valve.
Jerry Rosa, Sr.: I also would like to know where you got the drip needle valve with the sight window that thing is awesome! Rosastringworks@Gmail.com
Jay Kinkade: Google, "granger 1U795", there around $43
Junk Yard: Where did you get that needle valve with sight glass? Neat setup.
Jay Kinkade: Those both sound like excellent improvements and they make sense, all that splashing in the pool disrupts even combustion and the more air the better. I guess the intake has some sweet spot, are you saying just open the whole 4" intake pipe?
sking0369: My MENS oil burner looks close to this one. I had is in my basement heating my house. I found if you control the air going into the top you can reach stochiometric, or a place where it puts out the most heat and least smoke. Using an infrared thermometer I was seeing 800-900 deg.F. BUT... there is a teribly touchy maintaning stochiometric. I vented it up a non-dedicated chimney and when the draft changed and I would flame out and belch soot backwards into the basement.
Steve Madden: I have tried many ways to get a clean burn , try directing the air flow towards the flame through a small copper tube and adjust accordingly to get the right amount of air flow for a clean burn , more oil plus more air = more heat and hope fully clean burn , i experimented useing an air compressor first to get the flow, hope this helps cheers...
chopperking1122: it looks just like mine , but even using an adjustable fan to speed along combustion , it friggin stinks ! It set off my neighbours smoke alarm , its just a drip feed type set up . If you live in a semi rural area , with a tall chimney reaching to the heavens it O.K , but....I look into it and can see the oil burning , but theres just all this smoke , its like an oil burning steam locomotive ! It works good except for the smoke ! I cant subject my neighbours to that !
johncartelli: the site feed needle valve looks like the old drip oilers that were used to lubricate babbit bearings..
MrCraz6r: nice job
kf4awu: @ding0925 Google: Sight Feed Needle Valve, note they are pricey.
Jay Kinkade: @suzukimark Roger Sanders sells an eBook that has complete plans for the heater plus a lot of other useful tips and tricks. Do a Google search for his name and waste oil heater, you'll find it right away.
Jay Kinkade: @dispatcher7007 It's not as bad one might think, it's a little worse when the heater is first lit, after it warms up it burns pretty clean. I made another video showing the chimney from outside the building, Checkout my channel for Drip Feed Waste Oil Heater Smoke Test.
dispatcher7007: could you show the exhaust? I guess you've got quite a dirty combustion going on there!
Jay Kinkade: @memadmax69 It gets toasty, if you crank it up it will glow red hot about 8 to 10 inches above and below the burner. Because it's a radiant heater it puts off a warm fuzzy kind of heat that is very pleasant, although it does take sometime to bring a space up to a comfortable temp.
frackcha: @BreakfastBentoBox "Thanks for polluting the air my kids breath, prick." [sic]
sitting at a computer, in a house that probably has both heating and air con, and complaining about pollution... priceless... thanks for that!!!
Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.