I decided to get busy and hook up the waste oil furnace loaned to me this summer. The owner couldn't get it to work for him, and asked for help getting it running right. I get to use it this winter.
It is in my 40x60 shop that has a water heated concrete floor using Propane. After looking at the Propane gauge and seeing that it has used $300+ of propane since Nov. 28, I decided it was time...
I have it running now, it only took a few hours to free up the combustion blower and one of the circulation fans. I had to clean out the waste oil tank, it had lots of water and sludge in it. I also had to cut a hole in the shop wall for the vent pipe, but it is worth it. Free Heat!! I have a lot of oil and ATF to burn. But I will only use this furnace when I'm working in the shop. I don't trust all the electronic circuitry for the furnace.
I hope to bury another set of insulated pipes from the outside wood/coal boiler [that is currently heating the house] next summer. Then I will have a heat source 24/7 for the house and the shop.
I now use Wood, Coal, Propane, waste-oil and little electricity for heat around the farm and house, the only fuel not in use is heating oil and Natural gas.
My propane supplier isn't going to be happy!!
Happy new year to all. Greg