What is a Good Blend of Waste oil to Diesel Fuel?

I was wondering if anyone found a good ratio of waste oil (engine,transmition,and gear oil) to diesel fuel (#2 or #1 diesel)? Is it dependable as igniting like a regular fuel oil furnace? I have an old sears regular fuel oil furnace and have been starting it on diesel fuel and switching it over to waste oil once running.Have to bleed out the waste oil until I get pure diesel to get it lit again. […]

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Spontanous Charcoal Combustion

It seems we are trying to figure out how a pile of stored charcoal can burst into flames. First, embers can stay alive in charcoal for long periods of time because the insulation factors involved. This is even more pronounced in coal mine fires. Even a small amount of air will continue the burn. Hot gases escaping draw fresh air in from cracks and water steam reforms the coal at high temperatures. The presents of […]

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Hydrochloric Acid on Carpet?

I spilled some hydrochloric acid on my carpet a while back (a bottle of cleaner that was behind something tipped over and leaked, and nobody noticed for a while). I cleaned it up when I saw it, scrubbing until the spot seemed dry. However, now a couple of weeks later, the carpet is still getting eaten. There’s loose fluff where there used to be carpet. I’m hesitant to put water on it, in case that […]

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