Hi, I am interested in your waist oil burner but I have seen something similar in eastern Europe except instead of a drip feed system they simply use the pot as a reservoir. I wonder if you have looked at this and what are your thoughts on that idea?
My heater uses about 2-3 litres of sump oil an hour so I would need a large pot on the bottom. Also, they are not very easy to adjust, they are either full blast, or they are out, and the simplest way I could think of adjusting the heat was to regulate the fuel flow and run with the pot virtually empty.
My design is not foolproof, but it does do what I want it to and has been running successfully now since 1998 without any major problems.
The nights are just starting to get cold here and I lit it last night for the first time this year, I would say that within 4-5 weeks it will be running 18 hours a day.