Boiler Black Soot – White Ash

When burning HHO in a boiler (older type; no blue flame or low nox burner and no fire brick), black soot forms in the combustion chamber. I understand that. The inside walls are relatively cold, so no total combustion. Our HHO fired English range cooker contains no soot at all. No nothing. Probably due to the higher temperature inside, compared to a boiler. I’ve never seen a hot air furnace; what about soot in there? […]

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Questions for Getting My Burner Running Right

I ordered a nozzle (0.5gph) adaptor, and thermal snap switches from Jessie and installed them on an old burner I had lying around although I don’t know who makes it. I am good at building and figuring stuff out, but new to oil burners so I am not sure how to compare my results. I also made my own Kagi style retention head but I only had pictures to go off of (from a stainless […]

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The Problem of Short Chambers and an Experiment Toward Solution

I’ve read this group with interest for some time, but until just recently, have not had the resources available to pursue WVO burning in earnest. I’ve paid particular attention to those who’ve struggled with short chambers, as my primary appliance is a Weil McLain boiler, WGO-2, with an 8.5” chamber depth. It seems that the primary problems around this style chamber are that WVO burns slower, and as such the flame tends to be longer […]

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