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How do i make an oil burner? Answered

I would like to make a waste oil burner. Yes, i know the hazards of the fumes given off so and so but i have a respirator. Can anyone make me a step by step instruction on how to make an oil burner capable of melting aluminum,silver,and tin. And possibily iron?

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z4c_th3_p4c (author)2012-07-26

This site also has a lot of information on building a waste oil burner,
Waste Oil Burner

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Fenris The bbw (author)2009-07-18

If you want to do a quality job read all of this.
http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/oilburners01.html

Also, who told you you need a respirator? If you build a waste oil burner that doesn't completely suck you can't even smell anything.

If you want a step-by-step wait a couple months, I'm trying to build an oil-burner that's simple enough to easily replicate.

I think the guy at the above adress did a good enough job though.

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jayrak (author)Fenris The bbw2010-06-26

Did you ever get a chance to do the step by step instructions?

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Also, what are you melting metals for? If you only need a small amount of metal (not iron) you could probably do it with a charcoal foundry.

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panzuman (author)Fenris The bbw2010-03-15

hey your instructable inspired me ive made an awesome propane foundry simmilar to yours and ive use it for well over 30 melts! i sure do hope i get a camera so i can make an instructable

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jtobako (author)2009-04-14

Given the different volumes you are likely to be trying to melt (aluminum v silver) I think you are going to want more than one so you can control the amount of heat better. A huge burner is going to be difficult to control with the small amount of silver, difficult to get to iron temps, and difficult to keep down to tin temps.

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trf (author)jtobako2009-04-14

to be honest if i can only do 1 thing thats fine...i really want it to be either iron or alluminum

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jtobako (author)trf2009-04-14

Iron needs very high temp refractory linings, crucibles and molds. Aluminum is much easier. Go to http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/ for both.

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lemonie (author)2009-04-14

Here's one I found by searching of "waste oil furnace"

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