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Forum: Biofuels 07-08-13, 06:53 PM
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Posted By nibs
There is a hotel down the way good for about 7...

There is a hotel down the way good for about 7 gals per week, I can also get it from a restaurant across the road, and from another hotel in town. No problem getting the oil, there is not much...
Forum: Biofuels 06-07-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
Will probably not work on it anymore other than...

Will probably not work on it anymore other than maintenance, since it seems to do the job for us quite well. Though we will have to move it next year, so will likely do changes to a few things, like...
Forum: Biofuels 10-18-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
So we have shut down the hot tub for the year,...

So we have shut down the hot tub for the year, and miss it. The reason for the shut down is fear that the heat exchanger coils, and water circulating pump will burst when they freeze. One cure I have...
Forum: Biofuels 09-03-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
We use the wvo burner almost every day to heat...

We use the wvo burner almost every day to heat the hot tub. The pictures seem to be there ok.
The changes I make now are incremental as the basic system is pretty well done. The most recent change I...
Forum: Biofuels 06-13-12, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
A quick update, the 3" burner tube is much...

A quick update, the 3" burner tube is much better, The stick on oil pan heater, I would not bother with again. The burner is a bit difficult to get hot enough, we were getting a little pooling of oil...
Forum: Biofuels 05-01-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
The system still has a few bugs, so is constantly...

The system still has a few bugs, so is constantly getting tweeked, we use it about 5 days out of seven, it runs for about 6 hours to heat the 400 +/- gallons of cold water to about 104 deg F....
Forum: Biofuels 04-04-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
This morning I am waiting for the shop to warm up...

This morning I am waiting for the shop to warm up then will be working on replacing the 2" flame tube with a 3" tube, and will add more copper tubing hoping to increase the water temp rise, one of...
Forum: Biofuels 08-02-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
burner mcdown...

burner mcdown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/technicotony/sets/72157627212821969/show/)

Here is a slide show of the current stage of development for my hillbilly hot tub heater running on SVO & or...
Forum: Biofuels 06-02-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
Well, out of frustration I decided to try...

Well, out of frustration I decided to try building a Babington burner, right off it worked well, and yesterday after reworking the plumbing, to suit the new burner, YAHOO we heated the hot tub using...
Forum: Biofuels 05-20-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
So I was kind of disappointed with the svo burner...

So I was kind of disappointed with the svo burner put it on the shelf for a month or so, busy with other stuff, but over the last week began working on it again.
Decided that the big problem was...
Forum: Biofuels 03-28-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
Here are some pics of the burner as it evolves, I...

Here are some pics of the burner as it evolves, I got a heater fan from an old jeep truck, and mounted the 'gun' on it, it works much better and is more quiet than the vacuum cleaner or mattress...
Forum: Biofuels 03-12-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/technicotony/sets/721...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/technicotony/sets/72157626252774178/show/

Since I want to heat a tank of water with this heater, I tried replacing the pot with a piece of exhaust pipe, drilled to...
Forum: Biofuels 03-09-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
potburner...

potburner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/technicotony/sets/72157626108566971/show/)
Click on Potburner
This is a slide show of the prototype burning a mix of WMO and petro diesel. The air supply is...
Forum: Biofuels 01-11-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,097
Posted By nibs
Prototype SVO burner.

Goofing off in Quartzsite, I built a prototype SVO burner, sort of based on the ones that metal casters use, I picked up a cast Iron pot, made a hole in the side, put a 1/4" copper tube down the...
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