Homemade Waste Motoroil Burner





Introduction: Homemade Waste Motoroil Burner

Working, homemade, automatic burner. No smoke, no pollutions.



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    nyc..i am attempting to make one at the moment but i am struggling to get a nozzle for my burner

    Not happy... This is NOT an instructable!

    I thought Instructables were supposed to have instructions... this is just a video of the unit running, how do you build one?

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    This is the unit that has heated our home fro the last 3 years works really well, run smokeless and no smells. Burns just over a litre of oil an hour Check this company out if your in the market for one.

    They sell plans $21.18 USD on how to build your own. Some good comments on the website after guys have built there own. www.dripfedwasteoilheating.com


    I'll try, but its wery hard to make a movie. That's a lot of work on many machines (about 10-12 days)...

    How about just giving the instructions and adding a movie later? I have a complete / never used fuel oil burner assembly from 1977 when I built this house. I even have the manual for it. It would be great to get some idea on how to convert this unit to burn used motor oil!!!!

    Thanks SillyWilly,
    I read the comment and I am already a member of that group.
    It seems I am on too many groups to keep track of them.
    Next good chance I get I will dig out my 1977 gun and see what I have.

    I have to disagree.

    What kind of videos can I post?
    Submit your how-to videos, show off what you have made or are currently making. Just make sure the videos are your own.
    Straight from the Submit page.

    He was showing off what he has made.

    Sorry for that, I'm here since yesterday and you should help me (i would). I made this burner and many others from 20 kW output up to 300 kW an 1,5 MW. I wanna show you this movie first and later i'll made instructional movie. It is not that simple to make it. I need more time. For this time I published this one. I am able to remove if you don't want it... ;o( Greetings.

    I wasn't being grumpy about it. I was seriously asking how to make one. I am very interested as I am currently collecting parts to make a waste oil burner, but yours looks absolutely amazing, and I would love to know how to make one.

    If you really want to build a automatic wasteoil burner, go join the Yahoo group called "altfuelfurnace" then study the archived messages along with the files, photos, and links sections. Don't start off like 90% of the newbies and ask where the complete instructions on "how to build one" is located as no two burners are exactly alike! When I say study it I mean STUDY it! Only then will you ask intelligent questions and get good answers. Building a complex burner like this takes time, so consider it a journey and enjoy the trip! You will start by gutting the donor burner except for the blower, blower motor, oil pump, the high-volt starting transformer, the fire eye, and some controls. You will add heated waste oil container, heated filters, and heated siphon nozzle. Air pressure (for atomizing the oil) is also needed as this type burner atomizes like a paint gun, not by pressurizing the oil. I have built burners but none automated and as professional as this site will teach you to do. My Yahoo handle is "tinkerrbill".

    How is it actually working? is it just a powerful pump and filter? I can't really tell from the video... I've been looking in to something like this for a project...

    No, it's not a problem on your part, it was a part on silliou's part. This is perfectly fine, and is perfectly fine here.

    I am in the prosses of building a burner,research has told me to heat my oil for combustion yet if I heat the oil pipeing I can get sludge so I wonder if anyone has done a water bath heater. I also found that I can heat up my compressed air to heat the oil lines has anyone have input on these ideas thanks

    Goeie more sal dit baie waardeer as jy my meer inligting kan gee moet self so n brander kry voor die winter groete Wessel Stoltz

    What is that actually a setup of, a pump or a pump and blower? it's kinda hard to tell from the video. I've been interested in making a decent oil burner for something, to use waste for a purpose...

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    That is a regular burner for light oil (diesel) but upgraded. Changed nozzle, the oil-fired path, electric connections, warming up, compressed air - it is not that simple to made it - very 'choosy' thing. Lot of hour of adjustments, but after this... very cheap energy, full automatic.