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I do feel strongly that, burning waste oil cleanly today, is far better than storing it for the next generation to deal with.
Destroying our waterways, our flora, fauna & wildlife is definitely not the way forward 2018
Drip Fed supplies waste oil heater parts, worldwide, however it's mainly to the USA, Canada, Australia, Scotland, and New Zealand, and a lot got to Christchurch, we are open to orders from the rest of the world too, so please don't feel you've been left out in the cold, we'll work out the freight cost for you.
We're offering free freight on some items in our parts section, but allow 2-3 weeks for delivery, rather than the paid freight option, which is five days to the States.
Waste oil nowdays, is a very efficient clean burning fuel, capable in heating almost any area, you put the heater into.
And cleaner burning than even modern woodfires.
Twice the heat output than a diesel or coal burner/boiler therefore twice the free hotwater.
With the help of our electronic waste oil heater controllers with the thermostat, have made waste oil heating very safe.
To the point of being boring, but boring is excellent when it comes to waste oil heating.
There's no fluxuations in the temperature.
The dual timer controls the upper temperature so the heater now sits at 450c
And the thermostat looks after the lower levels should anything ever happen, it will turn the oil & heater off.
So now we light the heater never needing to check on it's progress, and turn it off via the mobile app at night.
So my suggestion is don't buy a waste oil heater without a digital controller.
The Value of a drum of waste oil.
One drum of waste oil costs $51.25NZD to have it recycled, but the heating value in one drum is worth approx $200.00NZD.
So those rusting, leaking, oil drums you've put aside, are now worth alot in free energy.
Please don't offer anyone money for it. Take what you need and leave the rest for someone else.
To give you an example, to heat our 3 bedroom two storied home throughout the year, we will burn 3-4 drums of oil per year, which equals
around 820 litres, this saves us around $800.00 in 45 kg LPG bottles or propane a winter.
This is achieved with the waste oil heater setup outside the home, heating water in a small 7 metre copper coil, which thermosyphons up to a 2.500 metre x 500mm double skinned radiator situated inside our lounge, this radiates a constant heat output of 67-70 degrees c.
As the water cools in the radiator, it falls back down to the heater to be reheated, and sent back up to the radiator which completes the loop.
There is no pressure build up in the closed loop.
Correction on the no pressure build up, I lit the heater today to show a customer how it works, and noticed two small water leaks from crox fittings in the hot water loop. Didn't think too much about it at the time, and 10 minutes later bang, one of the crox joins pulled apart leaking hot water out of the loop onto the concrete floor.
So what happened
The air had sucked in through the leaks which built up pressure in the loop.
So after a lot of emails back and forth, and lots of plumbing help form a recent fire/building inspector/customer from the council. Thankyou C
We purchased an Ajax Valve and a relief valve, with a 3.7 metre head after plumbers advice too.
The Ajax valve connects to the mains water supply keeping the loop full of water.
The Ajax valve controlls pressure in the loop, and the head of water on the relief valve.
So should water pressure increase inthe loop, it will exit out, and the mains water supply will automatically top up with the small amounts of water which exits the loop keeping the loop always full.
We have been told that these pressure relief valves can and do fail, so we have removed it, and gone with the open 4 metre tall vent.
The whole radiator is hot, which heats the house beautifully, to the point where it needs turning down in the evenings.
The timer oil pump, is operating at between 12-14 second delay, and pumping oil for 1 second, saving quite abit more oil.
One twenty litre now lasts 3 nights heating.
This heater is burning extremely clean and on a very low setting.
The thermostat has been fitted, should the fire or in our case the water temperature ever drop below 40 degrees C the thermostat will kick in and turn the oil pump off, stopping oil spills. You should alway have your heater sitting in a cut down drum capable in holding the same amount of oil as your storage tank ideally 20 litres or we have these digital thermostats for sale here for $15.90nzd pus 3-4 dollars freight.
With these heaters they can just radiate heat, or they can heat water too.
Once you start heating water you start dealing with pressures which get very hot and extremely dangerous, so you will require a Qualified plumber to make your system safe. It's peace of mind.
We do not want anyone making potential pipe bombs with stupid plumbing errors, which can go wrong very quickly, and end up scolding yourselfs.
So please take our advice.
USE A PLUMBER.
Most Council’s require that ALL PLUMBING work MUST be carried out by a qualified licensed tradesman. I would either suggest that the purchaser find out, or we'll find out for you, their local Council’s requirements. Some Councils allow homeowners to carry out limited plumbing work of a minor nature, this is a Government authorised statute in law. From memory there are only 4 or 5 local authorities that have this statute.
The Ajax Valve, necessary for reducing the town water pressure down to your loop pressure you need.
Wifi gadgets, when it comes to waste oil heating we think is important to know just what's going on with the heater at all times.
We now have two wifi plugs connected to the waste oil controller & the fan, one which I use to turn off the oil flow, then 15 minutes later I turn the fan off. Being wifi you can turn them off anywhere you maybe.
I just recieved a Sonoff TH16 today, which run through the wifi and displays a current temperature of the radiator in our lounge which is currently 60c. So now I can check the temperature anywhere, if the temp is too low or high an alarm rings on the mobile and i can bypass the timer or the thermostat and turn the heater off even if i'm shopping in town. There's also a wifi camera. A common old smoke detector outside near the fire, so I do think we have all the bases covered now. The Sonoff th16 is $40.30nzd should you need one. Can be use to turn appliances on and off at certain times and run the for a length of time, a very clever little box.
The above pressure release valve no longer required.
I was watching a video on Youtube and this guys release valve or safety valve was a small hole in the boiler with a stick poked into it, if the pressure built up too much in the 45kg cylinder the stick popped out before the cylinder popped, maybe ok in the 1950's.
I don't think I could risk that carry on.
Thinking also about steam for honey / wax extraction from hives, if your in the feild of work get in touch.
A 45 kg unit has gone for boiling water for calf rearing in Canterbury.
Pool heater, Dannevirke NZ.
45 kg to South Island to heat home via radiators and ducting warm air.NZ
A few blower units and timers units have gone to Aussie to fit in cylinders and exsisting fires.
Another to Hokitika, more on their way Monday to the South Island NZ.
Another gone blower burner unit to Waimate. South Island.
Got the new thermostat going today.
Three more units on the go, more cylinders coming, pool heater being buit at present.
We also have a heater we are playing with, to heat large business, it's going to be mounted on a trailer, has a mister to atomise the waste oil and runs using the help of a compressor, testing the auto lighting which is giving us a few good shocks.
tried to light it but back to the drawing board regarding the setup of the burner unit.
Where alway ready for your order today.
Our Sandblasting costs have tripled just this year alone.
So as we are welding most days, we can pretty much build anything in steel, so to keep our costs down, and help make our prices more stable we made up a sandblasting bay to stop these increases.
We built it to fit a 45kg gas cylinder, and we still have lttle red below too for the smaller jobs.
Heater now finished ,very pleased it works, and operates cleanly as you see in the video.
This heater will be for sale once finished, tested, & painted heatproof black paint.
$180.00 NZD or $132.75USD very cheap.
Comes with fan, Fan speed controller, Fan grill, 12 volt 100-240volt ac adaptor & AC cord, blower unit, copper oil line, 2 metres plastic tubing and fittings to connect to a 20 litre container. Instructions how to light.
email us should you need it
Showing the copper coil just in the flame zone.
Timer pump delivery system.
This blower burner unit has been built to fit into and existing logfire. A hole is drilled in the side of the firebox and is fitted blower is fitted through the 55mm hole, the plates are then clamped up with the use of bolts onto the internal fire bricks, and the outer casing of the logfire. This unit is off to Australia.
This mister coupled with the fan blade and the auto lighter turns into this waste oil flame thrower in the image to the right.
But we have customers orders first to complete before we start playing with this.
The Bellow Waste Oil Heater.
We had this small heater operating at 400c and didn't go over that temperature.
We ran it for four - five hours on very thick oil.
There was a very little to no smoke as you can see in the video.
Just shows you exactly how clean burning these blower/burner units operate.
Currently painted black and ready to be ship.
We have 10 available.
Made from a 9kg gas cylinder capable in heating a cold double garage size of shed.
Comes without a flue, in kit form so you'll have to bolt the unit together which it very easy.
The Bellow heater is for sale for $189.00NZD plus freight.
Comes with oil tubing and brass fittings, needle valve to control the heat.
Blower/burner unit & oil supply.
Complete with pot, where the fire takes place in.
Fan, fan guard, fan speed controller, 12 volt power adaptor wired up.
4 bolts, spring washers and nuts.
If you're interested in this little beauty, and would like one sent you one then please email us.
A very nice little clean burning manageable heater.
Heater sizes rule of thumb.
9KG Gas cylinder good for double garages, shed, small workshops.
The 18 Kg gas cylinder, great for houses, homes, spa pools, radiators hotwater cylinders.
The 45Kg cylinder glass houses, Aircraft hangars, spa pools, and swimming pools, business, engineering shops, fitting to more than one radiator, hotwater cylinders.
THE DUAL TIMER/PUMP SYSTEM.
These totally change waste oil heating to a safe, consistent, temperature.
For better control of the oil delivery to your waste oil heater.
The problems we have with oil, is as it warms and cools, flow rates can increase, and decrease, even through a precision needle valve, there are differences in pressures in the oil line, even when the storage tank is full, or near empty, this is why this type of heating can be so frustrating at times.
So by using this pump/timer system it eliminates these variations in the oil flow rate, and keeps the heater at a steady temperature without the fluctuations we found in the gravity system.
The timer can be adjusted to your heating requirements by increasing or decreasing the delay time.
We now sell this complete Dual Timer Pump Systems fully wired, plumbed up ready to connect to your heater.
The Dual Timer kit comes complete with a brass reducing bush from 3/4" to 3/8ths" with hose tail which fits your storage tank which also connects to the tubing, 3 metres clear plastic tubing, S/S hose clips,
12 volt 230/240 volt AC power adaptor, oil pump, and a dual timer, with full printed instructions on all 4 modes P1 P2 P3 P4.
All fitted inside a plastic box or safe keeping.
The Mode settings.
Mode P1 Start time.
Mode P2 Stop time, if you want the heater to only run for 4 hours, then it will stop the oil flow after that time.
Mode P3 Is the dual timer, which operates the pump for a set amount of time, and a delay time. We set ours to 1 second then stops for 9 seconds, and continues until you stop it. The time delay we find does need to be altered to different batches of oil.
Mode P4 is a stobe light LED light option.
As the oil exits the copper tubing at extremely high temperature it changes into a gas (Gasification) and it's this gas which keeps the heater going, not a pool of oil burning in the pot. We have found there is no oil in the pot during operation, to prove this we used a pot with 5 holes in the bottom, sort of expecting to find oil exiting the heater, it continued burning for 15 hours, and not a drop of oil was captured proving gasification was occurring.
Dual timer, thermostat, & pump system
Available world wide.
$153.00usd BUY NOW
The Blower Burner Test
The burn test using the timer pump system, with a blower burner unit, after 12 hours burning at 480c.
17 litres burnt = 1.41 liters per hour.
Ash in the bowl measured just under 1 cup, and the oil we use is black and filthy. (left)
We have alot of customers wanting to get rid of their expensive diesel, gas & wood burning units, and change to a more efficient, free to run, waste oil blower, burner units.
These blower burner units heat anything from the larger upright Marshall boilers, to the domestic water heating double wall water heaters/boilers. We have found they will heat any vessel they are installed in, from the 9kg gas cylinder, to the larger 45 kg gas cylinder for the larger buildings. Basically the larger the steel vessel, the more heat it will radiate.
Although we build these to fit your heating needs, we have normally two types which work, they are the Straight Nose & Bent Nose blowers. Straight nose for existing fire boxes, marshall heaters, or where the two parts meet by opening and closing a door. The bend blowers are for cylinders where water is to be heated. These are fitted through the side of the cylinder into a pot.
New Zealand prices
The bent nose $483.00 nzd plus freight, $20.00 Nth Island $39.00 Sth Island.
The Straight nose $453.00nzd plus freight, $20.00 Nth Island $39.00 Sth Island.
Kiwi's, please contact us regarding payment, if you don't use PayPal.
The bent nose $333.00 USD plus freight cost to USA $76.00 USD BUY NOW
The straight nose $313.00 USD plus freight to USA $ 76.00USD. BUY NOW
For custom built units please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To work the price out in your currency click here
Customer feedback from a blower burner unit.
Aaaaaaah the warmth. It's been running for a few days now and is excellent, less noise, less smoke, more efficient, more consistent output. Very good Jim 10/10.
The twisted piece of pipe is great, gets the fan out if the way, and the timer/pump will be sent for when funds are allocated, we’re now discussing putting in another radiator…
Hello Hamish, Wer'e just had another look at your website and had a good laugh. Seeing our 'twisted' blower unit. Now some of the facts aren't quite correct, after 5 months constant use, often with 8 radiators and two showers going simultaneously we had to say it's fantastic 20/10.
After 40 years burning wood and sometimes coal on various water heaters in different houses this is it.
The way to go to heat a house. Anyway about the timmer. lol
yes he got one.
Best Regards Graham.
As simple as unbolt the diesel burner, and bolt on the waste oil blower unit.
45 kg gas cyinders with door and flue holes aready made.
All you need is the burner blower unit to bolt onto the side of the cylinder.
Comes with buring pot. pot stand,solid steel hinged door and flue housing.
$360.00nzd These are too heavy to export.
Excellent for drying timber or firewood in a enclosed 40 foot container.
Drip Fed Waste OIl Heating, supply waste oil heater parts, plans, complete waste oil heater units, delivered world-wide.
All our parts are pre-tested, so we know they work before you receive them, and you'll be saving you a lot of time and effort testing should you be building your own heater.
We have a full engineering workshop dedicated just to waste oil heaters. We are always looking to better our heaters by making them safer with the help of electronics. Auto lighting being next.
Delivery to your door.
Delivery time frame, depending on the item you order, 5 days, depending if the item or items are in stock..
Completed heaters sales allow up to 3 - 4 weeks.
From the 31st August 2016 Drip Fed Waste Oil Heating, stopped selling fully built, ready to light waste oil heaters, to New Zealanders.
Worksafe wanted $25-$30,000 to have these certified. And yet you can import any fire from overseas without certification, and that's ok..
We sell heater parts now, like blower units, fans, and power supplies, timers & pumps with electronics, WIFI controllers, empty gas cylinders, plastic tubing, copper tubing, electronic controllers, made to order, copper coil wetbacks, all available, to everyone,, so you can build your own heater.
The blower unit bolts on to the side of any cylinder. The flue housing requires welding which we can do for you, should you purchase a cylinder.
Make contact we will be able to put you in the right direction. Email
Hi Hamish, I put the dual timer kit, in two weekends ago and that solved all the flow problems!
No more variable flow rates as the sun heats the oil tank, and good flow into the burner bowl all the time now - I used a timer and have found that a rate of "on for one second, off for two" is best
It works so well I can turn it on in the morning and leave it all day with no adjustment at all - brilliant!
Here's the setup above.
Note the smoke levels.
This is the kit to fit into an exsisting logfire, this particular unit, the customer in the States removed the glass and fitted it.The idea is the unit pulls apart when the logfire door is opened.Runs from fish n chip oil or waste.
We have WiFi controllers which come with a free download mobile app, to turn the heater off, or set the heater to a timer, which works from any WIFI or mobile connection.
Excellent if you leave work and forget to turn it off.
We still think the lighting should be done manually to make sure they its going.
We use two WIFI controllers one for the fan and the other for the oil supply, but you can get away with using one controller for both.
The WIFI is an optional extra which I find really handy Priced at $48.06 USD plus freight. BUY NOW
The next idea is a Wifi camera pointed at the heater, connected to your phone would be handy. So you don't need to go outside to check it at all. With the dual timer fitted there really is no need to check it anymore as we did with the graviy feed types.
Camera is ready to be fitted in place.
This heater above left, finished in black,.
The same heater with copper coil wetback fitted inside.
Please email us regarding your order. EMAIL
All our waste oil heaters can operate up to approximately 800 C cleanly, however we recomend 400-600 degrees celsius, with these temperatures we recommend to install fire safe surrounds, whether that be brickwork, suitable tin sheeting, or hardie board with a 20mm gap between the wall so air can flow behind the sheet, and 20 mm off the ground and the heater setup 500 mm away from any fire proof surface you have constructed.
The blower burner after 2 minutes being lit.
Little bit of smoke which can happen when there is too much oil entring the pot or your the air force isn't correct. Sometimes it can be the rag used to light the oil smokes. To clear any smoke, turn the oil off until it clears, turn the oil back on, but reduced rate or increase fan speed.
You can see just by the flame colour if the heater is going to smoke, if you will see an orange/black darkish flame, it will smoke, so change the flame to a yellow white agitated flame with pointed tips you need to either increase the fan speed or the fans cubic feet per metre. The hair dryer, is great for testing, as it has three speeds. Not good as a fan full time, as they aren't rated for long term use, and can be very loud.
80mm x 80mm 12V 0.57A with wires to connect to. Positive Red, Negative Black. These are the only fans we could get the correct airflow, which makes waste oil heating, clean burning. So, if your building a heater these work.
We can also supply the speed controller and 12V 240 Volt power adapter at an additional cost. Just ask.
For 1 X FAN ONLY. $28.05USD
Built to fit the larger 45 kg Gas cylinder heaters.
1 metre long blow pipes x 375mm wide x 1 metre long.
Really not require.
The only retricting factor of waste oil heating, when it comes to long hours of heating is the buildup of carbon in the pot. Hard to see from this image, but after 12 hours there is approx a cup and a half full of carbon. The way to get around this if burning throughtout the night, is to change to a clean pot before the night burn starts. This will alter with different types of oil. Hydraulic oil seems to leave no carbon behind which would be perfect for long burning. So a business who services hydralic rams would be the ones to get your oil from. I have found a lot of water in this oil but tilting the oil container back from the oil outlet pipe will solve this problem.
I had too many holes in the stainless steel pot which was purchased from Mitre 10, so i changed it to a flat bottom pot i had lying around the shed, no mater what i did when i lit it the fire smoked infact at one stage it went out. I dug out the old holy pot stuck that back in the heater lite it no smoke, why! Well all to do with the shape i surpose. So we use a kitchen mixing bowl either from a supermarket or M10 they work well but the stainless steel is very thin and will last 6 months, however at $9.90 it's still a cheap pot.
THE FAN KIT
The Fan Kit Above.
If you are building your own heater, but can't find, the right fan to make your heater smokeless, or have the ability to connect up the electronic speed controller, we sell theses fan systems complete. The fan housing above (box steel) which comes with the fan, and the fan speed controller circuit board, with a 220-240ac volt 12 volt output power adaptor, supplied as a kit, we even can supply the correct plug for your country. All you do is weld this steel box to your 50mm blower pipe removing the fan first as its plastic.
The box is pre drilled, for rivets or screws to hold the fan inside the box.
The box kit comes with a heat shield stopping any heat getting to the controller knob.
Pre painted heatproof black.
Electronic Speed controller pre wired fitted inside the box.
For Sale $71.75USD. BUY NOW freight to USA $43.15 USD
Copper coil 15 metres x 12.7mm tubing
280mm Diameter x 350mm high. These can be made to 4 different diameter of coils.
BUY NOW $160.89 USD
Cylinder cleaned up ready to have the copper coil fitted
The Do's and Don'ts when it comes to waste oil heating.
Filter all your oil you intend to burn, this is important, never try burning it unfiltered the problems of blocking taps, and lines are honesty not worth the hassle and messy. If they block, you can use compressed air carefully, blow the oil back up the tube to the storage tank so any oil is contained.
Do use a gas torch to light the oil, it will makes lighting the oil a lot faster.
Do limit the oil flow to a maximum of 2 and a half turns on the needle valve or a thin steam just after a drip.
Do turn the fan on when you light the heater soon after you have a good flame going 5 seconds or so.
Do shut the door.
Do put 2 lengths of flue minimum onto your heater.
Do use a temperature gauge, then you can see exactly what your heater is doing at all times.
If running a radiator/s keep a temp gauge on the radiator, so should the radiator drops in temperature to say 40C from 85C you will need to go and check the heater, as it may have run out of oil, or the ash has built up inside the pot, turn the heater off, and change pots to a clean one, and relight.
Clean the flue if soot falkes are exiting the flue when you start lighting your heater. Clean the flue after 200 litres of oil burnt.
If you don't clean the flue, soot will block the airflow snuffing out the flame, and if your overflow oil capture is non existent, then you'll be in alot of trouble.
Don't ever light these heaters with petrol Never light the heater with petrol if it is still hot, you'll get about a metre away from the heater before the fumes ignite with a boom. The flue will end up in your neighbours, your dog will turn from white to black in .5 of a second.
Don't over supply any heater with too much oil, or the well known Chernobyl effect will take place. This it when the heater starts to roar, smokes, and turn the heater red including the flue. Should this ever happen turn the oil off, block air inlet holes and sit it out.
Remember 1 litre can burn for an hour. Image below not vey clear sorry. The fan forced heater don't seem to do this however care is needed so it never happens.
Don't leave it unattended, no different to an open fire. Unless you have a oil feed controller.
Keep very close eye on these heaters when they are new, they will train you, rather than you training it.
We have had eight years operating these heaters, we know how they should sound when operating correctly, and you will also become tuned in to them when operating.
This will take you a couple of weeks to learn its ways..
Do it right, and you'll get to enjoy all the free heat. Its simple, never oversupply oil to these heaters, and they will heat your world for free. Use a oil controller dual timer, pump system, to be safe. Wifi controls will also make your life easier.
All available right here. Thanks for taking your time to check use out.
This heater has been fed too much oil, showing the chernobyl effect.
These heaters in these videos have since been painted black
These cylinders we can't access currently.So this is not for sale.
The flat packed Fan forced waste oil heater with all parts wrapped in bubble wrap and snugly fitted inside the cylinder.
includes, flue housing, blower tube and oil line, fan system, 1" ladder wetback with fittings, 2 metre oil line needle valve, and fitting to connect to your twenty litre container, or drum, door handle, legs, nuts and bolts, and pot rivets.
Right image, the fully wrapped heater ready to send to the States or you.
Freight cost $150.00 USD tracked to the States.
We have managed to get the freight cost down a little bit more.
Tommy lives in USA and came to us wanting to build a fan forced waste oil heater for his shed, so he purchased our plans, from which he has now finished this heater shown in the video above, and it's a big beast. Love the additional spark plug option not included in the plans, the second stage burn he fitted, to it just to keep his mates guessing, what on earth he was building.
He purchased the fan box kit only from us, now look at it.
Thanks Tommy for sharing with the viewers, excellent work.
Thank you Jim