jonathan barnes on sat 5 nov 05
tonight i finished my prototype of my self generating veggie oil
burner. it worked great. now i just need to fine tune some of the
parts and get it looking a little less taped together.
its based on the babington burner design, which you can lookup on
google. also there is a yahoo group i am a member of called
"wastewatts" there are tons of pics on there.
i found that 80 psi put out the most intense flame, but noise was kinda
loud. i am going to work on making it quieter...
and possibly some new pipe work.
lemme know if you have questions about the babington design, i think i
have figured a good bit out after screwing with this for a week or
so... but i dont have it completely conquered.
Paul B on sun 6 nov 05
i checked that out a while ago but never got to building one. Seems like a
great idea but i didn't think i could put one together just from the
diagram, and i ended up getting in with some people who heat their homes in
new england with modified beckett burners. I figured if they can rely on
those systems in sub-zero temps then i am sure i could to fire a kiln.
The compressed air is used because the type of atomizing nozzles i
installed are "sipon nozzles" made by Hago which use compressed air to draw
the oil in and atomize it. Some commerical waste oil furnaces use the same
nozzles. It's not the only way to go, just the first totally reliable one i
found. You control the output of the burners with an air pressure
regulator - i start mine at about 7 psi and eventually crank it up to about
By the end of the week i will have a lot more to say about all this and
will post lots of pictures and info on my website which will go on line in
a few weeks.
Paul B on sun 6 nov 05
Do you have any pictures of what you made? I am curious to see how this
differs from the system i just recenty put together and am about to put to
the real test this week. I took a beckett diesel burner (two of them) from
a residential heating furnace and installed preheaters and siphon nozzles
which use compressed air, and a gravity feed system.
there seem to be very few others doing this type of thing and i am very
interested to hear from others about what works and what doesn't. It could
really help a lot of potters, especially when you consider that waste oil
has more btu's than lp or propane and is free. Let me know if you want to
Blanket Creek Pottery
Frank Colson on sun 6 nov 05
Paul- Perhaps I am coming in on this late, but did you already download my
diagram for a self generating oil burner on my site earlier?
I don't quite understand why the use of compressed air when pressure from
oil vaporization in a contained unit will create a forced flame
dispersion? I'll like to add your input to what I already offer in diagram
form, gratis, at www.R2D2u.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul B"
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: self generating oil burner.
> Do you have any pictures of what you made? I am curious to see how this
> differs from the system i just recenty put together and am about to put to
> the real test this week. I took a beckett diesel burner (two of them) from
> a residential heating furnace and installed preheaters and siphon nozzles
> which use compressed air, and a gravity feed system.
> there seem to be very few others doing this type of thing and i am very
> interested to hear from others about what works and what doesn't. It could
> really help a lot of potters, especially when you consider that waste oil
> has more btu's than lp or propane and is free. Let me know if you want to
> exchange pics.
> Paul Borian
> Blanket Creek Pottery
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