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Old 01-02-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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I've been wanting to make one for a few years now. I need to get on it, got about 100 gals. of oil .

I think the whole key is atomize oil . the dip style work just not as good and clean.

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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I burn it in my woodstove, use a suction gun to spray it in there, light it
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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I burn it in my woodstove, use a suction gun to spray it in there, light it
Let's see some pix please

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:00 AM   #5
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Let's see some pix please

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There no pictures, I build a fire out of wood, open the door spray oil in there. I've been thinking of just drilling a hole in the top of my stove, running a steel tube in, setting up a bucket with a ball valve and just letting it drip in while a fire is going. Not very elegant but will get rid of oil and make heat
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Please post pictures when you do. Quite a write-up he did on this design.

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:52 AM   #7
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There no pictures, I build a fire out of wood, open the door spray oil in there. I've been thinking of just drilling a hole in the top of my stove, running a steel tube in, setting up a bucket with a ball valve and just letting it drip in while a fire is going. Not very elegant but will get rid of oil and make heat
Excuse my ignorance but does the oil create more heat than you'd get from burning just the wood? If not, what are the benefits apart from disposing of the oil?
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Excuse my ignorance but does the oil create more heat than you'd get from burning just the wood? If not, what are the benefits apart from disposing of the oil?
You can usually get used oil for free, wood you have to pay for or have a place to cut it (which is time consuming and labor intensive).
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Excuse my ignorance but does the oil create more heat than you'd get from burning just the wood? If not, what are the benefits apart from disposing of the oil?
yes, the oil burns hotter than the wood. i would like a drip system on my stove. it beats using a coffee can and throwing a pint of waste oil in every once in a while
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yes, the oil burns hotter than the wood. i would like a drip system on my stove. it beats using a coffee can and throwing a pint of waste oil in every once in a while
I use it to get a fire going also.

I was in a commercial shop the other day where they a drip system going. Couldn't believe it, working on cars with this homemade wood stove sitting on the floor. A windshield wash jug bungeed to a post, half full of oil and a brake line out of the jug into the stove. TF
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:42 PM   #11
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Best one i have seen used a truck brake drum with the center hole sealed of course with second drum with center removed ontop of that for the burning pot oil tank was under air pressure and they had air piped from a small fan directed at the burning pot looked like 1.5 inch exhaust pipe curved to make flame swirl

this was inside of home made wood stove that was then cover in tin making it look like regular furnace with squire cage fan to blow air down heat was amazing just looked time consuming and rather Redneck safe
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #12
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Dawg, Did you ever build this? I have started building the original version but was wondering if you build this one and how its working for you?
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