RE: [hreg] Waste oil or vegetable oil for heating?
The best web site for biofuels is www.journeytoforever.org and the biofuels list attached to it is really good as well.
At 03:56 PM 9/22/2005, you wrote:
Todd, you may want to check out the Houston Biodiesel Forum ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Houston_Biodiesel_Forum/) or just the Biodiesel Forum ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Biodiesel/). Although they say biodiesel, there are several guys running WVO and waste dino oils too.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [ mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Todd
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: [hreg] Waste oil or vegetable oil for heating?
I have been running waste vegetable oil in my truck for months. I
also have a fair amount of waste petroleum oils. I've looked into
the 'store bought' waste oil heaters and simply cannot afford one.
Any suggestions on waste oil burners that I can fabricate?
Has anyone bought the plans or kits in lieu of a full waste oil
I live in an old building downtown. My biodiesel reactor and waste
veggie filtering area is in the rear of the old building with 12'
ceilings. My loft is above my workshop with exposed beams for great
access. I would really like to run Pex lines for radiant heating
beneath my loft. I've even thought of a well insulated storage tank
for use in the evenings when I'm not in the shop to monitor the
I have a couple of old pressure washer burners with coils. Could I
use a Mother Earth News or Babington heater to heat up a liquid in
the coils and circulate that through the Pex? Industrial plants use
glycol heating systems. What type of glycol? I have propylene,
ethylene and hexylene glycol available.
My next plan is to get an old Lister or similar diesel engine driven
generator and do net metering. I live in NE Louisiana and the state
just passed the laws accepting biofuels for generating power on grid
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