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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2023 7:34 am 
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2023 10:24 am 
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Best not try that is anything less than about 25 years old!
I have a waste oil heater in my garage, seems very effective and free to run. The only thing I had to buy was some stainless exhaust tubing for the flue, I collected a gas bottle for free.
I am so tempted to convert our log burner in the house to do the same, it could save a fortune in heating bills.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 1:23 pm 
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Hi

For about 3 years, I Ran my 1995 Mitsubishi Delica 2.8TD on 50/50 new veg oil (32p/l) then and diesel.

Went fine and good cost saving, but a bit of a hassle pouring from 20l drums into a fuel filter.

I just dont do the miles to need anything than petrol (maybe 6k a year). My LPG MG ZT-T 2.5v6 with LPG was far easier to live with!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2023 4:22 pm 
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Best not try that is anything less than about 25 years old!
I have a waste oil heater in my garage, seems very effective and free to run. The only thing I had to buy was some stainless exhaust tubing for the flue, I collected a gas bottle for free.
I am so tempted to convert our log burner in the house to do the same, it could save a fortune in heating bills.

Free. except for the permits needed to use a small waste oil burner which are about £3k for the DEFRA
licence and £1300 a year to your local council enviromental licensing plus the legally required annual maintance costs?
or you could keep it quiet and hope a neighbour doesnt grass you up which could cost you a £50K fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2023 7:50 pm 
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Best not try that is anything less than about 25 years old!
I have a waste oil heater in my garage, seems very effective and free to run. The only thing I had to buy was some stainless exhaust tubing for the flue, I collected a gas bottle for free.
I am so tempted to convert our log burner in the house to do the same, it could save a fortune in heating bills.

Free. except for the permits needed to use a small waste oil burner which are about £3k for the DEFRA
licence and £1300 a year to your local council enviromental licensing plus the legally required annual maintance costs?
or you could keep it quiet and hope a neighbour doesnt grass you up which could cost you a £50K fine.
Maybe I will need to change to heating oil then.....

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