Homemade Tin Can Waste Oil burning Heater .. AWESOME OUTPUT ! ..
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Okay hello everyone again, hope you’re all
doing good.It’s cold here in Ireland today. It’s about, with the sunshine about 6 degrees
centigrade and there’s snow forecast. When the sun comes out, it’s not so bad, but
it keeps disappearing behind cloud. So anyway it’s cold. Time for a bit of heat and I’m going to show
you how to make a waste oil burner, a prototype waste oil burner,
with a sweet tin, a biscuit tin, that sort of thing, here, and a dog food tin here. So, this is how it works out. This is for prototyping purposes, okay so. I mean you might get an hour or two out of
this, but you can check it out, make it very quickly and see how easy it is to make a waste
oil burner. So this could be any shape, this is just one
that’s here. Standard sweet tin, biscuit tin whatever. This is a dog food can. You can see the relationship in size. This one is a 100mm in diameter and I want
about 10 holes around it. Now you can go mental, you know being super-accurate
or you can just mark them off. I’m just going to scribe it, centre it by
eye and I’m going to mark around it with a chisel. Okay so nearly, okay so I don’t know if you
can see that, but what I’m looking for is I want to punch, ye you can see it. I want to punch this out with the chisel. I’m just going to you know, drive it through
until I have a circle out of it. Then what you want is as nice a tight fit
as you can get. You know because you’re going to drip oil
into this space here and the tin can is going to act like a chimney and bring in fresh air
for the combustion for the mix. So that’s it, and I’ll speed this bit up. Okay so this is what I’ve done, I’ve punched
a hole in through the tin. We don’t need this piece and essentially what’s
going to happen now is the tin can is going to push through this. Okay so I’ll do that in a minute. What I would need to do now is I need to drill
these holes. So we’ll drill these holes now. Okay so the plan is to drill 20 holes in this
tin can. This can is a 100mm in diameter this way and
using Pye, I know that I need to drill these about 31mm apart. Okay so this is a heavily modified stove. This stove has been in many a Youtube video. Many a Youtube video of mine I should say. Okay so, but this time around it’s getting
a different burner. This pipe is the oil feed in. In different uses, it’s also the air feed
in, but in this case I’m only using it for oil. So there’s a 1/2 inch pipe, 1/2 inch copper
pipe in the middle of this and it’s going to drip waste oil into here for us. So to get this in, tip it, hold the tin, make
sure my holes are where I want them to be, and I’m just going to push the sand around
this now, so the only air that comes in, comes in through my tin can. Alright, and that’s it and we’ll see that
working now. Okay no mystery, these are just wood shavings. Okay I’ll show you what I’m at now. Going to drop them in. This is just to get this going. You could actually just experiment with this,
with nothing else. This is Kerosene. Okay so now, the reason for the air intake
being down the bottom, is that when I close this door, the only air that can come in is
forced in through these holes that I drilled. So let’s check that out, have a listen. This should change noise now. Okay, hear that. So there you go, we’re burning kerosene, not
waste oil yet. So, just about to put the waste oil on. Okay there we go with the waste oil. Okay I’ve moved this so you can see the flow
of the oil. Le’ts try this again. Now I just saw some big lumps going down,
let’s have a look. Okay so you can see the steady stream of oil
there, bit big at the minute. Okay, very finnicky. But look, there’s a biscuit tin and a waste
oil burner made in a few minutes. You know and if you wanted to change something,
another biscuit tin, another 10 minutes or whatever. And it’s burning away, it’s burning waste
oil. Okay so I’m going to show you inside the burn
chamber. There we go, we’ve got oil coming in into
the back, and we’ve got the biscuit tin, nice and hot. Have a listen. Okay so, that’s it, that’s how it works. When I close the door, you get negative pressure
in the chamber which pulls air in for combustion. I know the glass is getting black, it’s a
prototype and if I had more metal in there, you know, to get hot, it would burn a bit
better as well. So okay Youtube and everybody, thanks very
much for watching. Please like, comment, share subscribe. It keeps this whole thing on the go, and I’ll
see you all in the next video. Thanks very much

100 thoughts on “Homemade Tin Can Waste Oil burning Heater .. AWESOME OUTPUT ! ..

  1. Hi All. I used this same burner design but made from welded steel in my newer stove and it doubles up as a cooker. The burner can heat a 30 x 20 uninsulated shed no problem and burns clean. Here's a link https://youtu.be/tnzEDEpz3Yk?t=20s Cheers Gerry

  2. The oil tank had better be outside. Inside can be dangerous. As the oil warms up, it flows faster, and faster; then disaster. A customer's truck shop nearly burned years ago, from a home made used oil stove.

  3. Hey, thanks for your video. Nice concept & seems to burn well. I wonder if the exhaust is horribly black & heavy. Would it be acceptable smoke wise say amongst other homes etc?

  4. He'd make a waste oil burner the whole drip system and everything was never explain and already there plus she couldn't hear half the video you need to replace this

  5. Dude great idea…terrible explaination. I do not understand the waste oil part at all. You don't show a close enough view of that part.

  6. So waste oil I take is oil from your vehicle .
    Looks like it works great , when I was stationed in Germany and lived off base , that is exactly how we heated the house.
    Good idea

  7. There used to be a garage in a village near where I live that had a waste oil incinerator heater. A friend used to work there as a mechanic, back in the 1980's. He showed and explained it to me at the time during a visit.

    This waste oil incinerator dripped the oil onto a red hot cast iron plate (that had to be pre-heated with a blowtorch to start the process) and would be vapourised generating enough heat to keep the plate red hot and heat the water in the radiator system the garage had.

  8. Sorry you lost me. Couldn't hear half of what you were saying, even with volume all the way up. What starts as easy simple burner with pastry tin & empty can, gets a little confusing when an old stove shows up with parts of it lying on the floor in front of it, with what appears to be homemade apparatus fuel line attached. Really a waste of time, unless you happen to own an old stove. Don't even know what kind of stove it is, let alone the homemade modifications. No offense, but in my opinion, you left more people confused, rather than enlightened. Shalom

  9. I seen a guy use an old cast iron fry pan and had a pyramid/pile of lava rocks.he got the idea from a buddy that had found some large chunks of coal and the guy left the big cinders I the stove instead of lava rock.he had a machinery drip oiler and the tube centered above the pile of rock.he said,it was like cooking on the grill,the fat drips onto the rock and burns.the drip speed controlled the heat but his was very slow because of his insulated garage would heat up quickly and stayed warm with minimal fire.

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  11. Most of the time I cannot hear what you're saying(speak up). PS what is a millimeter, please speak American. Thank you

  12. Bogus video,…this guy explained himself poorly. That can and catch had to be leaking, video was un organized and Not thoughly gone through,…. total rush job. Here you go oil heater,…yea, okay,… leaves you feeling like, huh…? What the heck is he doing? Bogus,…thumbs down. Next,….

  13. Looks to me like I have to totally destroy a perfectly good WOOD STOVE to make a dangerous oil burning one . Better off NOT DESTROYING the wood stove in the first place !

  14. good to know. you got some bad comments below. anyone who doesn't like the video is not adept enough to make one of these. good concept.

  15. In WW2 British soldiers were taught to make oil burners using old tins and waste oil. I even have an army information film showing this…..Nothing new eh?

  16. I once disposed of six 5ltr tubs of waste oil at the council disposal tank. .
    I threw money away i knew i should have kept it . .

  17. Please update with better explanation on the oil drip mechanism. Otherwise-very good. Just need a better visual of the oil drip and how u make that modification.

  18. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU… I've subscribed, viewed and commented on your other videos THIS is exactly what i was looking for. no air blower is what i also wanted. my father has been putting used motor oil in a 6" cast iron skillet and I've read your'e not suppose to according to wood stove websites and air quality blah blah blah. I wanted to see and found that my father was on the right track, we stopped talking because of my arguing with him since "against the law" in the states. now I am going to show this to him and patch things up. he barely lives on social security income and can't afford propane to heat his home and water heater. this will be a father and son project. Thank You Gerry. ok felt a tear run down my cheek. OLE!

  19. This video clears up a LOT for me . I have a set up, but having the air come in through the bottom and hen out the upper cylinder makes the most sense. I'm going to modify mine exactly that way. The proof is in the pudding as soon as you close the door the fire takes off and the noise is the proof. Thanx Gerry !

  20. Just add that this is illegal in urban communities in EU and you can get fined up to 5000 Euro. Municipal Police and/or firefighters are now actually allowed to enter your premise without warrent for suspected enviromental crimes.

  21. Ok but your doing it dirty!!!
    Get the wind change an the whole house fills up with black soot every where on everything !!!
    This is last Ditch desperation only !
    Especially with kerosene here at $5 a gallon !!!
    Not a cheap solution !!!

  22. Waist oil burner; I have put a propane torch to used motor oil and could not get it to ignite. So how does your waist oil burn?

  23. Seems like a bomb. I would be afraid. But I do throw cooking oil on the wood in my fireplace to crank up the fire. The glass cleans fine with ash on newspaper rubbed on the glass.

  24. Gerry, I think I've watched every one of your waste oil burner videos. Good stuff and helped me design my particular application, making my old fashioned Parlor stove into an oil burner. This stove is about 14" in diameter, maybe 3 feet tall, so it's not something that will heat your shop but would do fine heating a smaller room. I think these were also referred to as Caboose stoves, FWIW.

    It has a separate air box/intake area beneath the burner chamber above it, so it was a relative simple matter to fabricate an oil burning tray through which the air is drawn up through the center. Because the air intake "box" remains relatively cool….being beneath all the hot action…I was able to install a small fan to force more air up to the burning chamber ($10 Walmart cheapest hair dryer fan guts). I coupled the fan with a speed controller to modulate just what's needed (generally run it at about 1/4 of it's max speed).

    It works surprisingly well, though not yet fully installed (only have two sections of stove pipe to give it some draw for testing). Have run about a gallon of oil so far to test and tweak. Tried diesel oil once for kicks….and guess what, it smoked like a diesel and carboned up quickly but man did it put out some heat! Today, I tried an 8:1 oil/diesel blend; smoking was minimal and heat output well over double. Plus, since the diesel thinned the oil somewhat I was able to throttle back the oil flow almost 1/2. Engine oil doesn't have a lot of btu's, but diesel sure does. Try a blend some time, see what you think.

  25. Looks like an interesting and important build, but the audio and video are both so bad I can't figure out what you're doing. Please "take 2" so I can build one!

  26. I
    Wonder if you used a shallow Dutch oven instead of a biscuit tin. As for a stronger substitute for the dog can, I’ll have to give that more thought. That’s a heavy stream of oil. Would burn through 5 gallons quick. Cool vid. Thanks!

  27. March 6th today and it's -4F…now that's COLD! Although when I was growing up the temp regularly got down to between -40 and -55F. Love your vids.

  28. Boil the oil in a tin on top of the stove. Vent the hot gas through a cooling pipe and cause it to condensate. Collect the condensated flewid in another container. You should get parafin and petral to use else where.

  29. here in the USA we can the one a soup can and the larger tin you mostly see those a Christmas 'cookie' tins anymore, the fire starter I have found dryer lint from an electric dryer is a good 'free' Firestarter. Easy to bag up to for camping trips. Awesome set up for a garage or work shed.

  30. この動画は珍しく化石燃料を燃やすテクを紹介しています。
    化石燃料が燃えやすいのは近代のビジネスモデルの基本です。
    スローな熱源ではビジネスにするのは大企業には出来ないのです。
    動画としては面白いですが、あまり「意味」のない動画だと思います。

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