|Forum topic by NewfieDan||posted 04-24-2011 01:21 PM||1012 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
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?