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Old 12-13-2008, 12:54 PM   #26
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I ran out of gas after only 3 weeks. I also had the temp turned to 65 instead of 75. I was pretty pissed until I found the gas leak outside. Then I was really pissed. Apparently when I switched from the grill tank back to the big tank the last time I got a leak. It is a very small leak in the fittings because the tape dope backed up on itself. I water checked everything on initial hookup but I did not check again when I switched tanks.

Looks like it's back to square one on testing.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:58 AM   #27
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oh man, that sucks!!
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #28
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you could get one of these

http://www.davis.com/catalog/product...sp?sku=1010421

I will be needing one at some point to use when setting up a propane buggy coming up here soon
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:17 AM   #29
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Tape dope? Regular teflon tape is a no no for gas lines. I think there is a yellow one that is suitable for gas.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:22 PM   #30
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you could get one of these

http://www.davis.com/catalog/product...sp?sku=1010421

I will be needing one at some point to use when setting up a propane buggy coming up here soon
Damn! That thing is cool but it is also pretty spendy. All of the fittings will be water tested from now on. I have learned my lesson.

I have been wanting to do a buggy build with a Samurai and some propane. I think I've been reading too much Pirate.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:23 PM   #31
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Tape dope? Regular teflon tape is a no no for gas lines. I think there is a yellow one that is suitable for gas.
You are correct. I have the yellow but I don't know what else to call it.
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Propane is 110 octane...anyone out there running a Rover on it yet?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:24 AM   #33
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Propane is 110 octane...anyone out there running a Rover on it yet?
there was a guy from OZ selling propane conversion kits here a number of years ago.

and there is a rover engine based buggy under way right now that will be running propane as well.

to run it well you need to crank the compression up to fully burn all the fuel so its not like its a bolt on and go option.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:44 AM   #34
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My '61 International heavy truck had a dual fuel set-up - I removed it only because it had some issues from age. It worked great though, throw a switch and she went from gasoline to LPG with not even a cough ** only it would just die with no warning after anywhere from 2 minutes to 30 minutes or so from a couple bad seals or something.... I threw a brand new Edlebrock (sp??) carb on her and never looked back.

It does burn nice and clean and for what it's worth the truck felt more responsive to the throttle. About the same power overall.

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #35
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Well I finally got my 120 gallon propane tank. The gas was $1.89 a gallon and I have to pay a $50.00 yearly lease on the tank. I used 7 100lb tanks last year at $70.00 or so per tank so I should pay about half as much this year and I won't have to fill the damn thing up every month.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #36
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http://www.germanautosalvage.com/images/oilheater.JPG

Reznor waist oil heater. We had this puppy installed about 6 years ago and has never missed a beat. Plus now all my buddies bring me there old oil instead of giving it to an auto parts store.

Burns about the same as a standard oil furnace and it can handle all oil including tranny fluid, hydraulic fluid, old brake fluid, gear oil etc....
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #37
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Reznor waist oil heater. We had this puppy installed about 6 years ago and has never missed a beat. Plus now all my buddies bring me there old oil instead of giving it to an auto parts store.

Burns about the same as a standard oil furnace and it can handle all oil including tranny fluid, hydraulic fluid, old brake fluid, gear oil etc....
I checked into those waste oil heaters. They are cool but there is no way I could generate enough waste oil to keep it running.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #38
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They are USED oil heaters! Waste oil is contaminated and a hazardous waste. USED oil is non-haz, non-DOT regulated.

I'm still burning diesel fuel in my salamander. Until propane falls to less than 40% the cost of diesel, it's cheaper and more efficient to burn diesel. I need two more drums and I can buy untaxed diesel fuel for about $1.70/gallon-(WITH free delivery!) and then, heat's cheap.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #39
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Hey PT do you make enough "Used Oil" to run one of the heaters. I would think that being a shop you might produce enough. That being said my local quick change oil place heats with propane.

$1.89 a gallon for the propane is getting pretty close to the price your after but the cost of a new heater would make it an unwise upgrade with the uncertain market prices.

How are you on Amish sawmills? Your shop is big enough to heat with wood. The Amish around here give away the end cuts. Some of them will deliver a semi full of wood for $150.00.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:34 PM   #40
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The Amish around here give away the end cuts. Some of them will deliver a semi full of wood for $150.00.
wish i had a place to stack it. i would have to burn the wood to make a place for a car.
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They are USED oil heaters! Waste oil is contaminated and a hazardous waste. USED oil is non-haz, non-DOT regulated.

I'm still burning diesel fuel in my salamander. Until propane falls to less than 40% the cost of diesel, it's cheaper and more efficient to burn diesel. I need two more drums and I can buy untaxed diesel fuel for about $1.70/gallon-(WITH free delivery!) and then, heat's cheap.

Lovin' Indian Summer!

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Oops used oil furnace. We have ran dry on used oil in years past. At the time we were able to get the oil guy to deliver off road diesel without the taxes. We have a diesel forklift and it uses alot of diesel you see.

The great benefit to us is that we move quick to drain the fluids from our salvageable inventory. Thus keeping the yard clean and us warm.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:26 PM   #42
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Update. Still going strong.

I only have to fill the big tank twice a year. Once in September and again in late January or early Febuary. After the second fill I'll have about 40 percent or so left over for next season.
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Update. Still going strong.

It is rainy and 53 degrees outside. In the shop it is a balmy 77 degrees.
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Update. Still going strong.

It is rainy and 53 degrees outside. In the shop it is a balmy 77 degrees.
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Bump!

Anyone know how to recover the thumbnail pics in this thread? I would like to print some of them out as I cannot locate the originals I had.

Update!

Still running great after 8 years.

I have added a 300 gallon tank because of the gas company. Other than that everything is the same.
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If they were uploaded to the dweb server you might be able to find them in your 'userCP' and look under 'attachments'.
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No Dice!

They were on the D-Web server.

When I click the attachment it opens a blank white window.
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I want to put up a Reznor like this one. Now I use a little propane powered bullet heater. That's really a pain in the ass.

https://www.ecomfort.com/Reznor-UDAP...SABEgJSF_D_BwE
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