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Other Fuels / Used Refrigeration Oil
« on: December 15, 2019, 09:35:11 PM »
I have an opportunity to get some used refrigeration oil for my Changfa.  It looks like the older stuff is mineral oil which should run fine but will the newer synthetics burn?

Engines / Re: Changfa engine?
« on: December 15, 2019, 04:26:05 AM »
I realize that this is ancient thread but Bob G you mentioned that you have a ton of info about using an S195 for cogen.  I have one that I will be running 24/7 on wmo driving a 3.8 kw dc generator powering grid tie inverters and an ac generator which will act as backup power and will run the 2hp pool pump to keep load on the engine.  I'd be very interested in what you have for exhaust heat exchangers and if there is a way to sync the ac generator with the ac mains that would meet code rather than the grid tie inverter.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Measuring Running Engine Load
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:14:00 AM »
Excellent idea!  Thank you

Waste Motor Oil / Measuring Running Engine Load
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:37:13 PM »
I'm working on a project where I will be using a Changfa 195 burning
waste oil to drive a DC generator which in turn will power a grid tie
inverter and also an air compressor to supplement my main compressor
since it has excess hp over what the generator needs.  I've read that
engines do better running hard and hot on waste oil.  Do you have any
ideas about how to measure running load on the engine so the load can be
kept fairly heavy using a heating element?  As a pilot, my first thought
was to measure manifold pressure which gives a good indication of engine
load on an airplane with a constant speed prop but diesels don't have
manifold pressure per say.

Other Fuels / Re: Hydraulic oil mixed with automotive oils
« on: March 17, 2018, 03:34:15 AM »
Thanks guys for all of you help.  I'd be very interested in taking a look at some burner designs.  I've been looking at a kit on to convert a Beckett burner to waste oil.  The boiler will also be supplementing domestic heat and hot water.  My wife and daughter both can drain a water heater pretty quickly.

I can't imaging finding a dead sheep in the pool.  It would definitely be an "off the books" cleanup while my wife wasn't home or she would never get in it again.

I've got a salt system for the pool too and am extremely please with how well it works and how little effort it takes to keep the pool clean.  One of the benefits of the generator will be to run the pump at least some to keep the pool clear in the winter without the heater running.  I'm in the process of remodeling primarily the yard now and don't have a fence around the pool itself.  The first fall we were here I was finishing putting the cover on and one of our dogs decided to walk out on the cover and started to sink.  Fortunately, I was able to get him off of the cover, which hasn't been on since, before he sank to the bottom.  My wife's young daughter was outside and ran in to tell her mom that Mr. Bob had said a bad word.  My mind raced as I tried to remember what I said, which normally would have been noteworthy, but I only called the dog stupid.  I'll definitely take a look at a good cover once the fence is up and have also thought about a solar heater to supplement the pool heat.   

Other Fuels / Re: Hydraulic oil mixed with automotive oils
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:12:46 PM »
I'm planning to run a 240v generator head and boost/retify the output to around 315v DC which is the optimal input for the inverter I found.
I'll also be running a waste oil fired boiler.  The reason for the project is I bought a house in western Oregon with a pool.  In the summer with the A/C and pool pump running power runs upwards of $250 a month with gas at around  $80 for hot water.  In the winter gas and power prices flip. With both running I should be able to reduce my energy costs to very little and heat the pool which is pretty chilly even in August around here.

Other Fuels / Re: Hydraulic oil mixed with automotive oils
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:24:12 AM »
For water injection, I've thought of using a garden personal cooling mister since it's low volume and creates a fine mist.  The engine will run 24/7 driving a 5k generator feeding a grid tie inverter so the load should be constant and also near the capacity of the engine.  I'd like to be able to run veggie oil but there is a large bio-diesel refinery in town and the grab every drop of oil in the area.

Other Fuels / Hydraulic oil mixed with automotive oils
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:53:49 PM »
I'm having a very hard time finding WMO.  Would a Changfa burn a mix with a large percentage of hydraulic oil mixed with various automotive oils?  Another option might be a hot bulb engine but would it react to the fuel about the same as a regular diesel?

Things I want to Buy / Looking for a 6-1, JP1, Changfa 195s
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:53:02 PM »
I'm looking for a 6-1 or JP1 or Changfa 195s ideally located somewhere near Oregon.  I'm open to others in the 6-15hp range with indirect injection.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Water injection works!
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:58:45 PM »
I'd be very interested in seeing pictures of your water injection setups.  Are you running drip systems or I have thought of using a small fuel injector to mist water into the intake. 

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Alternative fuel experiences.
« on: May 26, 2017, 09:49:15 PM »
Great post starfire!  Could you repost your photos?

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Listeroid set
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:16:39 PM »
I'll do some searching.  Thanks!

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Listeroid set
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:11:22 AM »
I'm new to the forum and have just started searching for a CS and can't seem to find much of anything let alone close to home in Oregon.  Where are you guys seeing them at auction?

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