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Re: waste-oil heaters?

Subject: Re: waste-oil heaters?
From: bownes <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:11:44 -0400 (EDT)

Lan-Air makes a nice unit. And they have been known to discount them 
rather well. 

I looked into a group buy a couple of years ago. Looked like we could get
about 25-30% discount on the $1200 unit.


> 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
> questions:
> 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
>  Great minds discuss ideas;
>  Average minds discuss events;
>  Small minds discuss people.

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