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ULS Bio Diesel
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If an oil company delivers # 2 ULS bio diesel, how does it effect the burner's combustion analysis? Should I expect to see anything dramatic?
Probably nothing dramatic in the combustion analysis... but, depending on the age of the various components, you may see some rather dramatic deterioration of various seals over time... also the stuff picks up water and sludges up under some conditions.Br. Jamie, osb
Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England1
It is a brand new furnace and chances are when I tuned the burner, it was on this blend. Apparently in NYC that is all you can get. Learn something new every day.0
Analysis not much. In Ma I've seen upwards of 80%! Bio (it is stated on the delivery ticket) All driven by greed and that is a long story. It made the news last winter, WBZ. Can be found on youtube. Classic greed story.
Greater that 20% (because it is usually 40%) you get carbon issues, leaky pump seals,tanks,tiger loops ect..
Fuel that sits, i.e. warm air. Stratification/fungus
Outside tank in the sun fungus that grows like a petri dish.
the smell on maintenance is terrible,its disgusting, these jokers need to do more research than to just pump it in your system as gospel, just saying i hope it doesnt become popular and someone finds out its toxic or something,lol, need more forward thinking like solar powered boilers and furnaces, now thats what im talking about"The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"0
> @newagedawn said:
> the smell on maintenance is terrible,its disgusting, these jokers need to do more research than to just pump it in your system as gospel, just saying i hope it doesnt become popular and someone finds out its toxic or something,lol, need more forward thinking like solar powered boilers and furnaces, now thats what im talking about
Kind of like an Impossible Whopper. Who knows the long term effects? I'm not gonna be a Guinea pig.
BTW, Welcome back!0
I've seen no problems with up to 5%. Cleans the tank, filters/strainers dirtier the first 5 years or so. Definitely needs indoor tank treatment once a year, outside tanks should be treated with every fill up as bio, and the water in bio could potentially freeze starting below 32°.
I've noticed no 'smell'.
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what kind of treatment?0
If you are worried about water, adding 1% methyl hydrate (alcohol) will bring the water into solution so it can be turned to steam when the oil burns.0
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