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I salvaged the old parts washing fluid form work (agetine), after checking the specs in the msds I figured it would be worth trying it as a replacement for kero in my torpedo heater. It worked like a champ, last year I kept my garage pretty toasty for free. Problem is, with about any fuel, on cold days when it is on for a while it gets a tad toxic in there, I have it ducted to intake fresh air but that only helps so much.
I have quite a bit of this stuff and if there was a way to do some kind of heat transfer or something to where I wouldn't get any fumes it would be nice to use it to heat the house up a bit with it. I thought about large corrugated metal pipe as an exhaust out of a chimney but this seams pretty inefficient. Also thought about blasting it through a radiator then blowing a fan through another radiator remotely but don't know if i want to et into all that. Any ideas?


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You could build one of these:
http://www.murphysmachines.com/boiler.html

I burn mostly vegetable oil and motor oil in it but it's capable of burning a bunch of different kinds of fuels.

I heat my shop, home and my hot water with it. Fully automated, works great.


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How picky is this as far as fuel goes? I have about 3oo gallons of nasty, thick veg that I have collected over the years that I want to burn. just wondering if it has to be a certain viscosity.


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It will burn it just fine.

There are viscosity issues with all fuels and the design compensates for them.


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