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Re: waste-oil heaters?

To: bownes <>
Subject: Re: waste-oil heaters?
From: Eric Murray <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:48:56 -0700
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 11:43:32AM -0400, bownes wrote:
> They all end up in a pan in the bottom of the unit. Up to you to 
> dispose of in an environmentally correct fash

Would ordinary oil recyclers take the stuff, since you've burned
up the good parts and left them the bad parts?

Of course you could just pour it into a gallon of regular used oil and
take it to the recycling center and pout it into the tank without them
knowing, just like lots of people dispose of their old brake fluid etc.

I'm just curious what's "supposed" to happen.

How efficient are these heater units?  Are they easy to
get started, i.e. for a shop that needs heat only infrequently?

> > On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 11:11:44AM -0400, bownes wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > I've been wondering- with these units, what happens to the nasties
> > that're in the used oil?  Metals, sludge and toxins.  Where
> > do they go when you use the oil for heat?  Up the stack and
> > into the atmosphere, or is there a filter that keeps
> > the worst bits from getting burnt?  Then, what do you
> > do with the leftovers?
> > 
> > -- 
> >   Eric Murray  ericm at  PGP keyid:E03F65E5
> >                      Consulting Security Architect
> > 

  Eric Murray  ericm at  PGP keyid:E03F65E5
                     Consulting Security Architect

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