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Welcome to Drip Fed Waste Oil Heating.com
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Our website is all about free heating and removing a waste product at the same time.

We concentrate all our efforts on clean burning. 

Our heaters don't smoke or smell.

We have found you can never burn waste oil fast enough there is so much of it.

Last winter we had 18 drums available to get through. That's 3150 hours of burning or 450 weeks 8 hours per day.

We were offered 2000 litres new Hydraulic oil yesterday = 11 weeks solid burning 24/7 or 22 weeks 8 hours a day.

All free. All delivered.

Just not possible.

It was recycled.

Possibly taken away for the Huntley Power Station and burnt there, and be sold back to you for electric heating.

We have had alot of success lately replacing these expensive diesel heaters, with our free burning waste oil blower/burner units, the diesel burner requires a compressor to blow the diesel through into the burning chamber. So If you over the cost in power to run this heater, also the cost of keeping it fed with diesel give us a call.

This customer contacted us, to see if we could build a waste oil burner blower heater unit for her Marshall boiler, she had limited space, a Diesel burner like the one above was heating the boiler, however it also ran off wood, a log fell out of the boiler and burnt all the electrics on the diesel heater, hence the burn mark up the wall. It was going to cost thousands of dollars to replace, then she found this website.

So now she has our waste oil heater fitted with a controller on the wall and has no more costs for her hot water.

Doesn't need diesel anymore nor firewood. Just free waste oil, which we all know we can't burn it fast enough as the supply of oil keeps on coming.

As these burn for long hours a Ryco oil filter/water trap, has been fitted to reduce the ash buildup in the pot therefore it can burn for longer.

The waste oil comes from outside the house, stored in an old central heating storage tank and is pumped in via the controller unit.

Total cost for blower burner and controller $498.00 Plus $99.00 for the filter. Total $597.00

Price of a diesel heater anywhere from $3,000.00 plus fuel and power to run it, and a compressor and compressor noise.

It starts to look very viable option.

                                                                           Thank you Karen for the image.

Drip Fed Waste Oil Heating is now.

able to build all your waste oil heaters, for you now in United States & Canada,

This will save X amount in freight. 

my name is Jesse Dunham 

I live in Roseau, MN 56751 

email jesse.dunham@zieglercat.com

PH 218.289.7584

Either email Jesse direct or fill out the form below and we'll get back in contact.

So get in touch with Jesse for all the USA & Canada region waste oil heaters.

Currently making diffusers, blower burner unit with controllers.

These blower burner units are available from today with waste oil controller units19/05/2019

Get your heating sorted before the cold sets in.

$499.90 NZD each set. Plus freight.

We have reduced them for winter to $399.00 so get intouch today.

There are more sitting in stock.

Put one on your logfire save on all that firewood this year.

                                                                       Free heating.

This is what comes with the blower burner unit.

The stainless steel pot and diffuser, 3 metres of 8 8mm clear plastic tubing with 4 x stainless steel hose clips, waste oil controller fitted inside a waterproof plastic box with door.
2 x 240 volt ac /12 volt dc 5 amp power supplies one for the fan other for the controller. 2 x 3 pin power cords. Copper tubing.
Fan, fan speed controller, Oil pump, Dual timer, Digital thermostat with 1.5 metre long wires to sensor. 4 x Push in Plug connections.
Bypass switch.
Instructions on how to fit the unit to your heater, and how to operate it.
With online or phone help for any issues you may have for as long as you require. 
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We're built a new type of used oil heater, it operates like a cyclone effect inside a cylinder, and the flame rotates. It's still controlled with our waste oil controller, but testing is done with a needle valve as we don't walk away from it.

With any oil fired heater, if you put too much oil in it will smoke, this heater is no different.  

I think this will change the way we build heaters. Was a bit of a mission but the first one always is, we are yet to fit a copper coil into it for water heating. It's unfinished as it needs cleaning down and painting, but we wanted you to see the new idea in action.

The video of it is below. We would make the next, from a 45 kg cylinder. I've installed it but am going to pull it out and pop a 45 kg heater there instead. I don't know why but now it's all setup it's smoking so back to the drawing board. 

OK work currently in progress I'm building a vortex/cyclone system for this heater with an addition heater in the video below. It will fit inside the existing cylinder below the video. The current blower will be re-used for a rocket stove.

 I'm hoping to heat the oil prior to being burnt to get that lovely blue flame. I'll just do it with a gas torch for now, but ideally the heater needs to do this.

So testing will start tomorrow.However  we have since had another tree fall into our place form the neighbour it's been dead for 13-15 years they never did a thing with it just left . I wrote a note a week ago to them regarding cleaning the mess, up I see the note still sitting in the white plastic bag on the lawn. Neighbour from hell, never mantains anything.  So got the chainsaw out and cut it up and it's heating the house, still free heating.

I started it with meths but the meths I find isn't as good as diesel and petrol mixed, yes it did roar into life, however I didn't have the waste oil controller set well enough and it started to go out so increased the oil flow the flame came right to the top of the 6" pipe, which is 500mm tall and there was a little smoke so adjusted the controller again to a lower setting of oil to 10 second delay 0.9 seconds pump and now its heating the house, the radiator is finally running at 85 c but it took a while to reach that temp, mainly because I was altering setting to get it right. So yeah took about an hour. Now I've set it right, I've tried a bit of wood in it too, just to get rid of it (neighbours trees fallen over our place), and noticed no ash even from the wood or the used oil. The ash has been flung out into the cylinder so it's there but not in the burn chamber which I'm ok with.

The bottom of the 6" pipe where the oil should be, is dry as a bone. The only other improvements I can think to get the radiator hotter quicker is drill some holes in that 6" pipe but that could alter the vortex. I'm going to try this today.

Yesterday I lit it in full daylight and had a play with it but noticed some smoke, so have removed it and designing another attachment for it which allows more air into the fire to clean up any smoke and I've welded a mushroom top onto the 2" pipe to keep the heat in the burner longer hopefully double burning. I also understand the oil needs to be delivered hot to get that blue flame effect so looking into that too, and as well making a full heater for John. I hope to have it going today again but if it smokes we'll be back to the drawing board.

Have taken the mark 1 unit out of the cylinder to find oil sitting under the base of the attachment and I'm thinking this is where the smoke is coming from so the heater works however oil has seeped through the weld to the base of the cylinder. So re welding required.

Most oil heaters when going have smoke floating around inside the burning chamber, this didn't as you can see, all the fuel seemed to be burning really cleanly. It didn't have a huge amount of flame but stil got up to 450c temperature. These could run on firewood, waste oil, coal, or even garden waste leaves, branches etc, once it gets to 380c would even burn damp wood cleanly. 

If your interested in a unit like this then fill the form out above, and we'll get intouch.

I've been trying to burn Diesel but not having any luck, it looks like and old Kenwood logging truck accelerating from a stop sign.

Black smoke, why i don't know, when using waste oil, the exhaust is clear. Never liked dirty diesel as a fuel, although getting better with add blue.

Auto lighting from your smartphone.

Ok I've started it. Yah. 

I lay in bed last night from 2am for about 3 hours working out in my mind just how to make this work. 

So this is what I came up with. 

The auto lighting would come in handy for commercial operations for heating water, like dairy farming, Campsites, etc.

I've wired up the thermostat to 12 volts and a timer so when the water temperature reaches a set temperature let's say 75c or whatever temp you need it set to, the thermostat will turn the timer off. When the temperature drops below 60c the timer turns on again and opens up a solenoid connected to a 9kg gas bottle which will allow gas to flow for only 10 seconds then stops, and as the gas starts, the auto lighter or taser turns on at the same time igniting the gas flowing into the pot in the heater. The pump and timer would start simultaneously. 

Next step is connect the solenoid up to a gas cylinder, I might get the local Gasworks to do this part.

But now I have to connect the waste oil controller unit to this auto lighter unit with a push in plug, so the timer will turn the oil/pump on and off when the thermostat turns on and off. 

And been thinking maybe the fan could stay on because if the heater is 60c it still needs air to stop the heat coming back up the blower pipe melting the fan or speed controller. So yeah keep that on.

It's going to take a while, as each operation needs to be figured out, and wired up accordingly. 

I've ordered another couple of current drop units from 12 volt to 3 volts and another couple of zapper, as I put 12 volts through the last one and it didn't like that. 

Since fitting this Ryco oil filter to the oil line, I have notice when i went to remove the pot to clean it (normally there's alot of white ash to get rid of) there was alittle black smudge on the steel, inside the pot with nothing to remove, and that's after 7 hours of use. Normally there's about 1 1/2 cups of ash. I wonder if filtering it to 18 mircon has changed it in some way. If anyone else has found this let us know.

You can see how hot that bowl inside the firebox is, white hot, I can say the emissions will have nothing just a clear heatwave. Perfect.

This is the cheapest way to get into waste oil heating just by adapting what you have.

Sending heavy 45 kg or even 19 kg steel cylinders around the world is too expensive.

Everyone has access to these types of log fires, and alot of them will still be good, certainly fine to have outside, and most of these have wetbacks already fitted, so heating the swimming pool or the spa pool just got alot easier and cheaper. 

Great to warm up the entertaining area. Excellent for heating Radiators.


So all that's required from us would be the blower burner unit, and the waste oil controller, to heat.

Ideally we would need to know the height of the fire box inside to build a blower burner accordingly. 

                All you have to do with the blower burner unit is cut a 2" hole in the top or the side, back of the firebox and 4 bolt holes. 

The hole could be square or round either way is good, as the bolt on steel plate will cover any gap.  

No more firewood and free heating and if you have a wetback your power account will also drop by half.

Add up the firewood savings alone in a year, and all that extra work involving firewood.

Sell the chainsaw and tralier and towbar.

Waste oil is similar to burning propane we have found. Turn it on, let it run day and all night turn it off.

Empty out the ashes in the pot every 20 or so hours depending on the oil your burning.

Another waste oil blower burner converted logfire.

Well done you guys.

We built the blower burner unit and waste oil controller for this unit.

The oil is in the plastic 20 litre container on the chair, waste oil controller sitting on the chair, blower unit out of sight entering the left hand side of the firebox.

The oil container can sit on the ground and the controller could be screwed to the fence for easy access.

Notice all that heat and no messy firewood, and that's a big firebox.

We also understand this is heating a spa pool at an amazing rate too. I think the rate was every second 1 litre of pool water was heated to 70c, so 60 litres a minute 3600 litres an hour the spa pool should be boiling and ready to cook the first batch of crayfish in two hours. I suppose you could turn the fire down if a slower heating                                                                                                                           rate was needed.

So to take this system to the next level as a few have already, to heat 8 radiators, showers, spa pool, etc, take any logfire with a wetback, it would need to be connected to a 280 litre new or second hand hot water cylinder, the logfire would heat the water to 90c in the cylinder, then at that temp, a thermostat would turn on, the circulating pump, pumping the heated water from the cylinder around the loop to the rads. I would think four rads in each circuit.

The video above is burning waste car engine, yes black dirty used car engine oil unfiltered.

Please note how clean it's burning.

The perfect controlled waste oil heater.

Our waste oil heaters burn waste engine oil, extremely clean, without any smoke or smell, just a clear heatwave as in the video, and in 99% of the times, cleaner burning than the new wood fires.

The secret is air flow.

Drip fed waste oil heating, build waste oil blower burner units for sheds, workshops, homes, aircraft hangars, radiators, hotwater cylinders, spa pools, swimming pools, logfire conversions, and they are all here for you to decide which is best for your situation.

They all can be purchased direct from this website or send us a email and we'll get it touch.

We build copper coils for water heating, we can do a range of sizes, get in touch if your after a copper coil or check the copper coil tab at the top of this page.

If the council doesn't get off their arse and do something about allowing heat recovery from this free waste energy, dumping it in local drains and pouring it back in the ground, burning it in open drums will continue. Business in town to burn it for heating, and orchardist are allowed for frost protection, this is starting to remind me of the book Animal Farm. All pigs are equal but some are more eqal than others.

I agree it needs to be controlled and heaters and tested for emissions.


The Government has a 119 page document on burning waste oil and all its other uses and it clearly says that burning in these types of heaters is well within their emission guidelines.

I'll post it here when I next find it.

I've even heard of guys pouring it back into the ground, and seen them just outside the town limits but inside the airshield, burning it in a 44 gallon drum black thick smoke pouring out the drum WTF. This is a weekly occurrence i understand.

The guy that came and saw us wasn't the slightest bit interested in what we are trying to achieve at all.

Just someone looking after his own job.

I asked him shall I'll light a heater, and you can test it. No wasn't here to test anything.

Where is this oil being recycled to, the Huntley power station to be burnt.

No that air is different to what we breath. 


Ok lets store it in drums, yeah that's the way.

The workshop where these creations are put together.
Walter has been clearing rubbish out to give use more room so apart from a mower, rotary hoe the rest is needed for building your heaters.
Thanks Walter great job.
Little bit different to most guys sheds we have all the gear and a few good ideas.
Where most guys have all the gear no idea.

We think this form of free heating is the direction heating has to go, mainly because it's about the only free form of heating there is, and let's face it, the price to heat our business or homes is just going to go through the roof.

You just need to check the price of firewood for cord of wood you've paid for a heater that runs for free.

We do strongly believe that, burning our waste oil cleanly for your heating today, will stop these oil storage banks for the next generation to clean up.

Wth the cost of recycling waste oil, the only option is burning it for heat recovery for most business.

We now concentrated our efforts towards the 45 kg heaters.

There are many business which service trucks, cars, tractors, machinery and service centers who end up with a constant flow of waste oil. This costs business's thousands of dollars in oil recycling, let alone holding this oil onsite for collection.

And these business where you source your free oil from.

Our 45 kg heaters burns 1.2 -1.5 litres an hour, so one 44 gallon drum would burn for 140-175 hours, and saving $52.00 a drum in recycling costs. They operate from a laptop charger 240 volt /12 volts 5 amps. Or we have a adapter for 12 volt battery available now.

2 weeks day and night of free heating per drum.

These burn car, truck, tractor, plane, hydraulic, transmission oil, brake fluid, not mixed with petrol, diesel or coolant.

The petrol makes it volatile, the diesel makes it smoke, the coolant puts the heater out. 

But there are still ways around this problem.

We have been making these up for our burners, what they do is diffuse the airflow and are excellent if your fan is too strong and blows the fire out.
The other thing we have found, some people find if you light your heater using just a bowl for some odd reason they can smoke, and we can get the odd one that's tricky to get going from some reason. Stick one of these in the pot, the oil will pour through the centre hole, the fire is in the centre of the difuser and blows out through the vents in the ring and acts like a gas ring, it clears up any smoke. I think it's because it concentrates the flame to the centre of the pot rather than flame burning up the side of the pot.
So cleans up smoke to nil instantly.
Burns like a gas fire but fifty times more power.
Starts easier and faster. 
                                                                              The heater gets hotter quicker.
                                                                              I have tried a couple of versions, but don't quite get the results these ones do.
                                                                              So if you need to do all of the above, then contact us and we'll get one off to you. $39.95nzd
                                                                              Courier would be $6.50 throughout NZ.
                                                                              I made a couple up today and surprised at the length of time it took to made them. 
                                                                              Note these work with fan assisted waste oil heaters.
                                                                             These come with all our heaters.

We have just buit a commercial waste oil blower burner unit to convert a wood fired steam boiler into waste oil boiler. The fan box slightly larger, and the pipe used is 75mm diameter allowing all the fans air to reach the fire.106 cubic metres of air per minute 12 volt 2.5 amps. The fans have a lifespan of 50,000 hours, however my fans been going 5 years still going strong. This unit comes complete with oil controller and thermostat.

 The end of the pipe has a deflector, to direct the airflow into the burning bowl.

It will be used to cook up pig food using steam.

Painted in heatproff black, and zinc blue.

                                                                              Priced at $699.00 NZD

                                                                                                                         We build then to suit you needs or your heater.

This waste oil heater has gone to Dunedin to heat a 40,000 litre swimming pool, Our thanks goes out to Lindsay,

We fitted 30 metres of copper coils inside the cylinder and built a manifold to house both coils so we ended up with two 25mm fittings to connect the pool to, we also supplied a very small 800LPH inline circulation pump with this heater. 

We are currently building another heater with two separate 15 metre coils without the manifold, one coil will heat a 200 litre hotwater cylinder which the hot water will be pumped from the cylinder to multiply radiators within the home.

The other coil will heat the house hot water cylinder and when that's hot enough a valve will open to fed the spa pool.

Buy doing this will reduce his power bill by over half, and yet the heater will take on all that work.

Thanks for all your support we couldn't do all this without you guys.

                                          This is it finished. 

We built this heater and tested it with firewood which worked, but I expected more of that heat to reach the hotplate but it didn't even  cook the bacon very well because the frypan base wasn't flat. So we have added the waste oil blower burner unit to it, and now it will cook anything. It now runs over 400c and boils a large pot of water in 3 minutes from cold lol. I cooked steak and onions & eggs on it last night very nice.

It will be finish buffed clean maybe a black paint job too. 

Video of it going above.

Extremely clean burning. Nothing but a heatwave exiting the flue.

No smell, no smoke.

Excellent for a cabin or small batch or even a cold garage you may work in.

If you collect it we will through in 20 litres of waste oil and, or an empty 44 gallon drum or both.


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The wood fired heater/cooktop. Can take 3-4 pots at a time.Sold

It's been difficult to source 45 kg cylinders at times, however we now have a steady supply of good quality cylinders, so if you would like one, to build your waste oil heater, or waste oil barbecue, they are available from us. The valves have been removed and they have failed their hydro tests so they cannot be used for gas.

Selling at $199.00 each. Plus freight.

Drip Fed Waste Oil Heating, supplies waste oil heater parts, worldwide, however it's mainly to the USA, Canada, Australia, Scotland, and New Zealand, and a lot go to the South Island of NZ even the Chatham Islands, we are open to orders from the rest of the world too, 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 United States.

Burning waste oil, the thick black choking smoke has been reduced to nil, and now in 2018 is a extremely efficient clean burning free fuel straight from the drum, as in the video above shows, and capable in heating almost any area you put the heater into.

Cleaner burning than today's wood fires.

Twice the heat output of a wood, diesel or coal.

And the best bit IT'S FREE.


With the help of our electronic waste oil heater controllers with the thermostat, have made waste oil heating very safe.

There's no more fluxuations in the temperature anymore.

The dual timer controls the upper temperature so the heater now sits at 500c or what you decide set it at.

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 or let it heat all night too.

So my suggestion is don't buy a waste oil heater without a digital controller.

Or if you have a waste oil heater, get yourself a controller for your own safety because without one we all know, waste oil heaters operating only on gravity are very dangerous.

To give you an example, to heat our 3 bedroom two storied home throughout the year, will burn 3-4 drums of oil per year, which equals 

around 820 litres, this saves over $800.00 in 45 kg LPG bottles or propane per winter.

This is achieved with the waste oil heater setup outside the home, heating water in a small 7 metre copper coil, which thermosyphons to a 2.5 metre x 500 mm double skinned radiator situated inside lounge, this radiates a constant heat output of 75-80 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 controls pressure in the loop, and the head of water on the relief valve.

So should water pressure increase in the 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 since been told that these pressure relief valves can and do fail, so we have removed it, and gone with the open 4 metre tall open 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 14 and 6 second delay, and pumping oil for 1 second.

One twenty litre container now lasts all day or 2-3 nights heating.

This heater burns clean.

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 always have your heater sitting in a cut down drum capable in holding the same amount of oil as your storage tank ideally 20 litres.

These heaters can either 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

 Licensed Qualified Plumber to make your system safe.

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.


They are very expensive, and they charge like wounded bulls, but it's still better than scolding family members.

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 authorized 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.

Heaters on their way to warm up customers life's. 

Thanks for your support.

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 & 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 from anywhere.

 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 75c. 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 white box.


Showing the copper coil just in the flame zone.

Timer pump delivery system.

Not shown is the tubing and fitting to connect up the oil.

We would love to hear your, comments, input, and any questions you may have regarding waste oil heating.
If your building your own heater we are here to help, we have years of testing, designing, these, so if there's anything you want to find out, like how to burn this oily stuff cleanly, then just ask, we are here to help anyone..

Waste oil heaters if left going un-attention without a timed controller pump system, can become extremely dangerous. 
using needle valves and wheel valves to control oil flow won't always work, why, because as the oil supply warms up the consistency of the oil, causing the oil to flow faster, if your storage container is full or near empty, even this affects oil delivery to your heater. 
By removing these variables and controlling oil flow with a pump, will turn these heaters into a reliable consistent heat source which we have found can't be accomplished satisfactory using taps.
What can also help, is if your heater is inside, keep your oil supply outside and vica versa.
The problem we see with waste oil heating, it's not if it can heat an area, it's controlling its heat output so it doesn't turn your cylinder red-white hot. By controlling the oil input to a measured set amount every so many seconds,, your heater will never overheat again. The timer pump units really does work well. A very worthwhile piece of mind, investment for your home built heater.
We have now added the thermostat to it, to control the lower temperatures.

We've built & designed a free safe heat source over the years, which can now be turned off by your mobile phone, so now you can heat everything for free, from your home, business, sheds, workshops, spa pools, hot water cylinders, radiators, swimming pools, aircraft hangars, glasshouses, chicken rearing sheds, even calfs milk. We even built steam boilers to remove honey wax from your hives.
So if you have something you need heated give us a call we would love to hear from you.

We operate in any currency you choose, thanks to Paypal. We can send you a payment request.

If you're living in the United States these heating savings can run into thousands of dollars.
I have a customer who brought a blower unit, said we saved him $25,000USD in Propane alone, every winter.
Not bad for an outlay of $193.00 USD. I can't believe the saving you people are coming back with, really are incredible, I'm so pleased this is doing exactly what we thought it would, save everyone money in heating and removing waste oil. from the planet
We now need to look into gasifying Plastic too although I think China has that sorted.

Canola, vegetable, olive, oils which are fine to burn because they are outside of the HSNO Act.
Engine oil, also a waste product, and they say a hazardous substance well yes, maybe if you burn it in a rubbish bin lid,, nowdays or oils are synthetic, still fine to burn in a purpose built heater. 
Eighty percent of the world's waste oil is burnt either for heat recovery, or generating electricity.
New Zealand produces 35 million litres of waste oil a year, a fair amount of it being burnt by Westport Cement, & hot mix asphalts, greenhouse growers, and a little wee wee bit by drip fed customers. I think the Huntley Power Station also burns it.
Our customers and ourselves have been burning oil for heating for around 9 years our family all in good health, no health issues, neighbour wouldn't even know we are burning oil, it's that clean. I asure you if this black gold was hazardous we'd know about it, and we certainly wouldn't be using it for heating, nor would any other business in town be allowed to use it.

In saying that you still need to be very careful with it, as this guy contacted us with these issues.
#If you are getting headaches, Feeling Sleepy, stop using your heater as it may be letting out carbon monoxide into the room.
We have just been talking to Andrew who converted his existing wood firebox, and the vents were allowing gases to escape into the lounge. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer be very careful. 
Our advice, get rid of it today. He's building one of ours now.
Thanks Andrew.

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.



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

$135.00usd 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 $399.00 nzd plus freight, $20.00 Nth Island $39.00 Sth Island.

Kiwi's, please contact us regarding payment, if you don't use PayPal.


American Prices.

The bent nose $280.96 usd plus freight cost to USA $76.00 usd BUY NOW 

For custom built units please email: dripfedwasteoilheating@gmail.com

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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…

Many thanks


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.

#Left is a video of the blower burner unit in action as is without it being installed in a cylinder. 
Shows the Dual timer in action too.

Grahams, Twisted blower burner unit now heating everything.

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

To operate the termostat press the left button once and alter the temperature by the + or  - on the right.

It can operate both hot and cold temps but this option is H or C by holding down the left button for a couple of seconds and altering with the + & - buttons.

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.

The Oil feed Controller left.
Now with thermostat fitted
Certainly a must for any home made waste oil heater.
Timer comes pre-set 6 sec delay 1 second pump, this controls the upper heat setting and the thermostat controls the low temperatures so if the heater dropped below a set temperature the oil flow and the pump stops.
Stopping the oil flow after the flame has extinguest is very important, otherwise the oil continues to flow until your storage tank empties out.
No one has this option other than us.
$199.00 nzd or $136.84 usd  BUY NOW

WIFI controller.

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 or $52.00 nzd plus freightBUY 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 complete blower burner unit.
Pictured above
These are the burner units we use in all our heaters.
Operate similar to a computer fan, but a lot more powerful, they blow the oil into the pot making the oil burn cleanly. 
These fans are now Imported from Germany.
The fans come with a fan speed controller..
The blower unit will burn at a rate of 1.2-1.8 litres of oil an hour. 
238,000 BTU's or 7 kilowatts.
The above blower pipe, comes with oil line, fan & fan speed controller, with a 240 volt 12 volt power adapter, complete with needle valve.
 This can be fitted into any cylinder. Cut a 60mm x 60mm hole in the side of your cylinder set the burner end at 60-80mm from inside the bottom of the pot
 Give us the radius measurement of your cylinder, and we can weld the plate on the pipe to your measurement, making the blow pipe sit in the centre of your pot. This will then bolt onto your cylinder. Check out Parts to builds your own tab for prices.
All the parts are available to be sent world wide, just not our Gas cylinders as they are only for NZers. You can use old compressor cylinders or large diameter pipe from a drilling company just blank the ends off.

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. 

Blower Fans.

 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.


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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 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 $285.05USD

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

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.

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