|1. Start construction of waste oil stove by chalking off and cutting out access door on the side of the stripped water heater tank.|
|2. All cuts -- whether torched or sawed -- should be filed smooth.|
|3. The stack holes on tank's top are next chalked (left) and ...|
|4. ... cut.|
|5. Tank is then turned upside down so the support flange for stove's burner assembly can be mounted and ...|
6. ... the furnace's legs bolted to the container's bottom.
|7. Here's all the hardware for the burner assembly which, like everything else ...|
8. ... just bolts together.
9. The chimney stack is pushed at least six inches down into its hole and secured with bolts and angle iron tabs.
10. A funnel is made from some of the junked water heater's sheet metal skin and ...
|12. ... pushed through access door and wedged up through its hole in the top of the converted tank.|
|11. ... fitted to the lower end of intake stack, which is then ...|
|15. Although not absolutely necessary, a spacer ring can be bent up from hanger strap and ...|
|14. A 4-inch, 90-degree elbow is fitted to a hole in the side of a 12-inch-long section of 8-inch stovepipe and this "pre-heater" is positioned over the feeder tubing.|
|13. The copper tubing fuel feeder is then wrapped around chimney stack and its end positioned over the intake stack.|
|18. A collar -- cut from the old water heater's sheet metal skin -- can be added to cover the clamp.|
|17. "Pre-heater/intake stack" assembly is locked into position with a simple clamp.|
|16. ... used to center pre-heater stovepipe on chimney stack.|
20. Salvaged tank's heating element holes are sealed with 1/8-inch steel plates.
|19. View of inside of partially completed furnace door.|
22. A short angle iron "handle", a peephole covered by a movable metal flap, and a window latch fastener complete the furnace's door.
|21. The completed furnace's burner assembly is filled with crushed asbestos or an asbestos brick [use perlite]. As an added fire precaution, the bottom of the stove is then filled with sand.|
|23. MOTHER's waste oil burner gets a light from Richard Freudenberger.|
|24. The blaze is just getting started ... and already Richard can feel the heat.|
MOTHER's Waste Oil Heater -- original version
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