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So I have two vaporizing oil furnaces that I've been running on straight vegetable oil. Anyone else around here have one, and want to talk shop? Not the jetted gun type atomizing furnace, but the drip-feed vaporizing "pot burner" type. This kind of thing: http://youtu.be/K94LnNxdeDw
 
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here's a pic of the Norge heater that runs on veggie oil
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1937 Norge heater that runs on veggie oil
 
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here's the 1940s/1950s Coleman. This one is supposed to run on kerosene, but I have successfully converted it to burn straight vegetable oil. This one is in the cold, poorly insulated cabin, while the Norge is in the strawbale cabin. I would be glad to demo them both. Perhaps later this afternoon I'll make a video.
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here's a vid of it, sorry it's a little dark.


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Hi Abe,
We have something similar in the plans.James my other half is the one who has the details down...Just need to get some time to get it together..
What we have is an old coal boiler system which connects up to a large insulated hot water storage tank (both recycled) We have radiant heat through out our home so we are hoping to get the system to run that .We still need to put another roll of pex in the storage tank to handle our domestic hot water as well.We are hoping to run the house heat , at least one of the greenhouses and perhaps the straw bale sleeping cabin we have planned with this heating system,, If it works well we have a smaller wood fired boiler system coming from an old homestead milking barn that we hope to run the radiant tubes through my work studio and heat as well,,The hope is to also change that over to the waste oils..I will have to connect him up with you to talk shop,,LOl we are up in the Flathead..
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this would be a good start if one wanted to build their own: http://missoula.craigslist.org/atq/3470784048.html
 
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How often do you need to inspect and clean the chimney? Any problems with soot deposits? This is very cool! I learned something new
 
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So far i've taken it apart every few weeks, as i've gotten it set up. There's a thin film of soot inside the chimney pipes, but minimal compared to what it's like with a wood stove. No creosote, which is a good thing.
 
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Hey thank you for letting me join the group.  I just got this heater for a hunt camp and I was just wondering if anyone on here could give me some info on the age and how to run it.
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Looks like a 1940s or 50's. Clean out all the crusties in the bottom if there are any (break them up with an old screwdrive or small crowbar if they are fused together or stuck to the bottom. Start it up with the 1-2-3 method: 1 cup of kerosene, 2 cups oil, 3 little crumples of paper. Wait 15 or 20 mins until it's good and hot before you start the drip. 2-3 drips per second is a good rate.
 
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