waste oil furnace advice before I buy

barnartist Posted By barnartist, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:39 AM

  1. barnartist

    barnartist
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    I am needing to step away from wood burning after more than 10 years. A local fella has access to plenty of used oil for such a furnace. My hydronic system should be set up for this transition. I just wanted some thoughts if anyone can share expectations. I hope I posted this in the right forum, I usually live in the wood stove room.
     
  2. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu
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    Probably needs to be in the boiler room...maybe a mod can move it for ya...
     
  3. salecker

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    Hi
    I have used a Reznor waste oil furnace for the last 19 years to heat my shop.
    I would have no problems ordering a new Reznor if i needed another waste oil furnace.
    I have over 20000 hrs on mine and know it pretty well.I have used everything from old gas,veggie oil,50 yr old diesel ect.It has 4 cleanable filters in line ,and i clean the ash out around 500 hrs,if i mix 20% gas in the oil it will get around 600 hrs before cleaning and if i run veggie oil it will go 750 or longer depending on the ratio of used oil to veggie oil.
     
  4. barnartist

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    Thanks. Do you have to guess when the filters are dirty?
     
  5. salecker

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    Hi
    There is a vacuum gauge on the housing of the main filter.I clean them all when it gets into the red.
    After 18 yrs i have gotten pretty good at guessing the problems.Knock on wood.
     

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