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Biodiesel Heating Oil

mark_115
mark_115 Member Posts: 3
I have a Carlin 100 CRD burner. I want to run biodiesel as a replacement for #2 Heating Oil. I've read of potential problems with pump seal degradation by vegetable oil. Has anyone tried firing their boiler with biodiesel running the Carlin 100 CRD burner?

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,538
    The

    type of burner is meaningless,it's the fuel pump that is one of the problems,Replace the pump with one of these.
    http://www.websterfuelpumps.com/biopump.htm

    Are you going to use a blend?Or B-100?Is this "homebrew"?
    Are you aware that these appliances are not listed with the use of bio?

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  • mark_115
    mark_115 Member Posts: 3


    My plan was to make my own heating oil from WVO. Not a lot to begin with. My assumption with that I could just dump it in the storage tank in my basement and that's it. Apparently there are some mixing issues to be considered. But yes, I want to eventually burn B100. Not sure how I'm going to get there yet.
    The pump is manufactured by Webster Electric. Can't see a model number. 3450 rpm. Looking at the impeller side, the return is on right and supply on left. Says #2 Fuel Oil.
  • lownox
    lownox Member Posts: 12


    Are you going to go pressure atomizing? or air atomizing?

    I assume you will have to heat the WVO? Also, have you looked at what Clean Burn and Firelake Mfg are doing? I know firelake is using Suntec A pumps and J pumps.

    I wonder if there is a tax break for "recycling" if you do this.
  • mark_115
    mark_115 Member Posts: 3


    I'm not sure what you mean by contrasting air with pressure atomization. I believe the atomizing is done in the burner as the fuel exits and combines with forced fan air.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,538
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  • lownox
    lownox Member Posts: 12


    Sorry... misunderstood.
  • Mitch_4
    Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955
    I remember hearing about

    a case where the boiler caught fire, and the user was running it on Bio. THe manufacturer's defence was that the appliance was never tested and approved with ANY bio. Show us anywhere we say you can. The owner could not so the judge threw the case out and the manufacturer walked away.

    Can anyone confirm, or urban legend?
  • jp_2
    jp_2 Member Posts: 1,935
    so now

    the courts have more authority and knowledge on boilers?

    we all loosing all common sense, and the lawyers have become the king.
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