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Forum topic by NewfieDan posted 04-24-2011 01:21 PM 1105 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2011 01:21 PM

Last year we built a new garage. This is not my main WW shop, so I use it for the “toys”. I don’t want the shop to be kept at room temp, but just above freezing would be a good thing.

My idea is to use a waste oil furnace for heat. I am thinking that if I used a waste oil furnace then I could generate some of my own fuel. I drive a diesel truck back and forth to work on a 10day cycle. That means witha round trip of 70miles (120KM) and regular oil changes I can get about 140liter of oil per year for heat, just from my truck. The rest of the toys generate about another 65litres of oil for a total of close to 200litres of used oil per year. During the summer there would be little need for heat.

The garage will be totally insulated and finished inside. I don’t run the vehicles inside, just start and move them outdoors so CO is not a problem. I still have to talk with a cuple of local mechanic shops to see ow they get rid of their oil. But I ma thinking they may be willing to give me some to help reduce their used oil disposal fees.

My concerns are: what are the pros and cons of installing a waste oil furnace?

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 05:12 AM

Here are a few links to look at,

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Not that I know anythiing about them but From my research it depends on who you are talking with. Check your local regulations to see if there are any laws or requlations that you must follow.

Good luck.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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