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waste-oil heaters?

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Subject: waste-oil heaters?
From: "Rex Burkheimer" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:58:11 -0500
Inch's comment stirred a matter of interest to me: Waste-oil heaters.

In my shop I have a wood-burning heater made from a 55-gallon drum. It does
the job just fine, and lets me get rid of burnable paper, cardboard, wood
etc rather than send it to the landfill.
    Being a gearhead, I generate large amounts of waste motor oil. I would
like to burn this for heat.
I am sure others on this list have been down this road, so here are my

Anybody have plans for building a waste-oil heater?
Suggestions for adding this fuel to my current setup?
Does synthetic oil work as well as dinosaur-oil?
Should I just buy a factory-made unit, such as Grainger sells?
Any other sources of stoves or info, like a good website?

Thanks in advance. This list is one of the best in terms of high-info/low
noise :)

Rex Burkheimer
Marketing Director, WM Automotive Warehouse
Fort Worth TX

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