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Glort, thanks !

Oh, and they are DIN rail mount too! Excellent

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Glort
" I have a device that does exactly that. Couple of them actually.
They are a voltage dependant relay.  I have one on my hot water system.  When the solar pushes the the mains voltage up to a programmed level which indicates sufficient power, the relay turns on the hot water. When the power  drops or can be set to work in reverse, it switches off.  They will run on AC or DC and are mains voltage rated."


Interesting device, do you have a picture or maybe an ebay link.
Rigging a generator to fire up on low battery voltage would be a nice feature.
I realize that many inverters have this feature, but it would be nice to have a separate device for project use.



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Always wondered ... how does the system know that a light was turned on?
And how does it know when no power is being used so that it can shut down.?

Can this logic be replicated with a modern starter motor and more modern electronics and/or an arduino ???

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Group order from India
« on: July 04, 2020, 03:35:03 PM »
You are correct Hugh, the fellow in Western Canada is Troy at Eco-Diesel.
I purchased my first Listeroid from him before bringing more from India.
He was carrying the "GTC" brand of listeroid which is a very reliable and well made version.
I believe he is still in business.
https://www.ecodieselcanada.com/?s=1&p=1

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:31:13 PM »

I agree, when playing with red hot housings the presence of gasoline is reason for concern.

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:31:54 PM »
 Ok .... the Blend idea is cancelled until further notice  ;D

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:53:13 PM »
What about a blend with a small amount of gasoline?
Add a bit of RUG to the oil an see if it wicks up the rope.

One idea for a metal wick is the battery ground straps used in cars.
Some use a length of braided copper strap. Would make a beautiful green flame  ;D

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 28, 2020, 04:26:54 PM »

Thanks, very useful information about WVO vs. WMO.
Being that I have lots of WVO and zero used engine oil, I feel comfortable building a
small burner for the WVO. I want to have some form of easy clean-out.
Perhaps placing the burn pot in a removable ash tray.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister C/S
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:20:49 PM »

Welcome Owenga

Firstly let me congratulate you on being "given" and Lister CS.
Refurbish it nicely and the unit will outlive you.  :)

I can't offer any advice on the startomatic starter/generator but there are uses here who are quite knowledgeable.
The engines are very simple and a joy to dismantle and tinker with.
Check the bore, piston and rings.
Check the valve guides and seats. Lap the valve seats if everything else is ok.
Change the big-end bearing.

Post some picture as you go.

cheers,
veggie


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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »

I assume you are burning used motor oil.
What is the typical by-product of burning WVO in these heaters?
I realize that motor oil leaves an ash residue, but what about WVO.
Can it burn quite clean if the combustion is hot enough.?
I suspect it would be a good idea to have a removable bottom in the burn chamber, or some sort of clean-out access.

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:54:47 PM »
You call that a  "little"   L burner. !!!
To me that the LARGE.   ;D ;D

Yes, I was also thinking of a small forced air unit. Perhaps 4" or 5" diameter at the base with a swirl air inlet. Low pressure air so that a fancy oil spray nozzle is not required. Just a drip tube.
Burn pot in the center at the bottom. Low pressure fan with flow control for tuning.
From the 4" or 5" burn chamber I would reduce to a long 3" flue to radiate heat and attempt to have a complete burn before exiting the top.
Possibly an additional air inlet part way up to aid the burn (also fan forced with a swirl)

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:16:31 PM »
So far this has proven to be a great design. It's very simple and straightforward to build, Cheap very, controllable and reliable and could be used for a Multitude of purposes. I think a slightly smaller dimensioned unit could be made to run at very low levels as evidenced by the downturn ratio this one has just by reducing the flue diameter. This actually seems more effective than fuel limiting as the thing will run over such a wide range of fuel in it but it does need to run hot.

Which burner is this?
Do you have a picture or a Ytube video link.
Sounds like a design I would be interested to learn about.
You say it operated stable at low output ?

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Waste Motor Oil / Re: waste oil burner "ozzirt" type. Works well
« on: June 19, 2020, 08:55:41 PM »

Interesting design !
The secondary burn chamber should add some great efficiencies and heat capture.
I assume the burn pot is removable for ash cleaning?

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Bio-diesel Fuel / Re: Expain to me why you bother to make bio diesel
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:51:03 PM »
I too recently dissmatled and scrapped my biodiesel processor.
Far too much work and mess in my opinion.
If I were running a more modern diesel vehicle with direct injection I may be more inclined to burn biodiesel.
But for my Lister and Changfa engines a blend of WVO and RUG is a much simpler way.
I was always concerned about handling/storing the biodiesel chemicals, disposing of the waste glycerin, and having to do a test titration to determine the fatty acid content of the oil in order to calculate the amount of catalyst to add.
Then there's mixing the caustic catalyst and introducing to the hot oil...
All to end up with a fuel for my stationary engines that is not much better than properly cleaned WVO.

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Waste Motor Oil / Re: waste oil burner "ozzirt" type. Works well
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:19:41 PM »
mikenash,

That's quite interesting.
Did you take any pictures of the internal burn pot arrangement.?
Is there a smaller pot inside which contains the oil while it burns? or does the oil drip onto the floor off the main lower housing.

Consider a tangential inlet for the air in order to make a swirl in the combustion area.

Looking forward to following the development of the " MARK ll"  (thumbs up !)

veggie

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