automated homemade babington waste oil boiler - video link

automated homemade babington waste oil boiler - video link

PostBy: unhippy On: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:33 am

i built this little monstrosity to heat my house this coming winter (New Zealand)

its a babington ball waste oil burner...for those that don't know a babington burner works like a whales blowhole, oil flowing over the surface of the burner ball makes a thin film about 3 to 5 thousandths of an inch thick...this film of oil is pierced by a jet of compressed air from a .010" hole in the ball which atomizes the oil

enjoy...and remember there is no such thing as a dumb question...only people with no imagination that are too dumb to ask questions in the first place :lol: (i've never had that problem)

http://youtu.be/kh8E_dAM3Yo

oh and before someone take a pot shot at me for not saying so in the video...all temperatures referred to are in Celsius
unhippy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade
Stove/Furnace Model: MK1

Re: automated homemade babington waste oil boiler - video link

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:07 pm

Hi ,nice video and nine piece of heating machine.
Just one thing to watch out: the battery under the "tube". If acid vapor from the battery goes in contact with the open fire.... I learned it when a welding torch flame came near my motorcycle's battery. Better to wear a full face H.D. protector LOL. Good luck.
nortcan
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: automated homemade babington waste oil boiler - video link

PostBy: unhippy On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:25 am

lol i found out about exploding batterys while welding as well....it was all very exciting for a few seconds :D

that battery is an empty of acid dead one out of my bike...it has been put in the rubbish just after that vid was shot
unhippy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade
Stove/Furnace Model: MK1