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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by AdeV on October 10, 2018, 04:06:42 PM »
I wouldn't recommend using it in a diesel engine - especially not a modern one. Kero has no lubricity, so your injector pump will, at a minimum, take damage, and may seize entirely. That probably doesn't apply so much if you just add a little to an otherwise full tank of diesel...

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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by hermetic on October 10, 2018, 03:42:02 PM »
It is kerosene, so you could use it in a torpedo type blower heater, or a greenhouse or other wick type heater heater. or even sell it to a local farmer. It is very good for cleaning machines and parts, but watch for red sore hands ie dermatitis! Wish you were nearer, I would buy it! You could put it in the car (illegally of course) but I would add a couple of gallons to a hearly full tank to be on the safe side
Phil
East Yorks.
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by awemawson on October 10, 2018, 03:39:24 PM »
Get it to me Jo !

I've just shelled out 1800 to top up our three oil fired central heating tanks and my diesel bowser for the coming winter  :bugeye:

(that's 2335 litres of heating oil and 500 litres of Red Diesel)
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How do I?? / Re: What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by pycoed on October 10, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Maybe you ought to delete this post so the Env Agency don't get to hear about it & you may cop it? :beer:
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How do I?? / What can I do with heating oil.
« Last post by Jo on October 10, 2018, 03:08:54 PM »
I have 700+ litres of spare 28 second burning oil and I am looking for suggestions for uses for it.

The story so far: About 7 years ago my oil fired boiler packed up (6 weeks after it was so called fixed the time before ) and I decided to go over to heat my house electrically and found it was masses cheaper, less smelly dirty etc.... In the mean time the oil tank has sat there 3/4 full until about 8 weeks ago when it decided to spring a leak about half way down  :bang: the first thing I knew about this was an increased wiff of heating oil, then dying plants  :(

Today joy of joys I have been using a fountain pump to pump out about 400 litres and the level in the tank is just below the leak so it might be safe to leave the rest in situ.

So back to the original question: What uses can any one think of for 700+ litres of 28 second burning oil. I am not inclined to try putting it in my modern diesel car. I have been using it as a machine tool cleaner - its a bit smelly. I had thought of adding a little to each of the mole hills to see if that discouraged them to go away but I suspect it discourage the grass and there must be other better uses.

Jo

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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by tom osselton on October 10, 2018, 02:24:18 PM »
I hope you're not using that Single Malt for weld preparation  :lol:
I just thought it was medicinal for the welders flash! :lol:
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Project Logs / Re: Little lathe tool grinder.
« Last post by dvbydt on October 10, 2018, 11:33:30 AM »
You are welcome.

Ian
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Project Logs / Re: Little lathe tool grinder.
« Last post by DICKEYBIRD on October 10, 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Click...the sound of the light bulb switching on above my head!  Very clear, thanks Ian! :beer:
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Project Logs / Re: Little lathe tool grinder.
« Last post by dvbydt on October 10, 2018, 09:46:08 AM »
Back again - do these give the information you requested?

Ian
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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by PK on October 10, 2018, 01:16:32 AM »
We have this on the wall at work.
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