What is this project about?
The purpose of this project is to modify an oil fired hot water tank to burn waste oils such as waste vegetable oil, waste transmission fluid, waste hydraulic oil, waste motor oil, etc.. as well as home heating oil (basically #2 diesel). This project is basically the same as the Oil Furnace conversion.
This or any modification of a home oil fired hot water tank will void any warranties. This is for experimental purposes only. We are not responsible for any problems or damage that may result for your attempt to modify a furnace. Should the modification cause damage or injury to you, or those using the modified hot water tank, you are solely responsible. You are doing this at your own risk. Please be responsible, safe and think about the consequences of your actions.
Please read the webpages about converting the Oil Furnace conversion, specifically the burner modification and the Preheat/Constant Level tank addition as those will be used in this project. Please let me know if anything is unclear in this conversion. Thanks, Kirk