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waste oil burner for scrapping construction and first fire up

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DIY Waste Oil Burner for high power heating and Melting for scrapping. Build demonstration and first firing up to show running. Please like and subscribe and see other burners on my channel. UPDATE: Burner with large blower shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F69S8sKJIM&feature=youtube_gdata Waste oil burner designed for melting scrap aluminium and maybe copper as well as foundary use. The burner will run on any waste oil including used engine oil, waste vegetable oil, transmission fluid or even liquid lard. The oil burner was built from an old fire extinguisher bottle and some car exhaust pieces. The only measurements taken were that of the exhaust pipe which is 50MM. The positioning of the inlet and outlet was simply eyeballed. As can be seen by the paint burning off, the waste oil burner was built and then fired up successfully from the very first lighting. To preheat, a piece of old oily rag is used. This wicks up the oil in the bottom of the burner and pre heats the oil to vaporise and burn. With a stronger blower and without excessive oil in the burner when lit, startup will normally be much quicker and output far stronger. The blower is from a car and was very underpowered for the potential of this burner. The pulsing flame on startup is due to the weak air supply and when Filming the vid I forgot to turn the oil off so upon lighting had a large pool in the bottom. As can be seen later in the Vid, once the excess oil has burned off the flame is steady. The excess smoke is a factor of the weak air supply not mixing correctly with the vaporised oil. With the right strength blower combustion will be totally clean. With a strong air supply I expect the potential output of this burner to exceede 200 Kw and maybe over 300KW, depending on the strength of the air source used. The downward firing is to facilitate the melting of small pieces of scrap aluminium parts and to seperate these from steel components with a minimum of labour. Fuel regulation was simply with a 1/4" ball valve. The waste engine oil used was very thick and not quite flowing quick enough to keep up with the demands of the burner even at the low air supply. The test was successful however in that the burner fired up easily even with nearly every less than ideal factor against it and ran well given the low air supply. I expect it to be a very different beast when fed sufficent Oxygen.