I have added several containers of Kero to my oil tank since last spring when I was almost empty. Was working fine. Now I haven't used the oil burner at all this year. I have used to it to jump start a dying fire on the EFEL hooked up to the same flue. Just have to reconnect the cap and burner exit.
I do have a problem with the gunk slowing down the oil supply to the filter.
When I first fire up the burner, it runs for about 5 minutes then starts to sputter off and on. I turn it off.
If I wait 10 minutes , it will fire again for another couple of minutes til it runs out.
I need to disconnect and blow the line free of gunk!
I had this happen a couple of years ago when I stirred up the bottom of the tank when almost empty!
This it happened right after adding a couple gallons of Kero into the hole right above the line intake. Should have used the outside port!
Has anyone ever tried putting filter used motor oil in their tank?
I know the stuff burns and does have some contaminates in it , so what's worst it can do?
An auto shop across the street from work uses used motor oil in a 'special burner' setup?
I'm gonna be replacing this 'old junker' oil burner in the spring so I don't really what it mucks up.
It won't blow up ? will it