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Up until recently, we were getting our waste oil picked up and were being paid. A few months ago, our recycler stopped paying supposedly temporarily. Was wondering who is getting paid and what company are you using. I am in Northeast (NJ)

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Prices go up and down, just like scrap metal. Our recyclers are really good guys and tell us straight forward. They let us know they may have to charge us if it gets really bad but so far they are picking up at no charge. When the market changes we will probably start getting paid a little bit again.

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I should also add that we burn all of our waste oil during the winter. Even as far south as we are, most winter days, we keep it running all day. I found an old Reznor heater for $1500 and rebuilt it with a few new electrical parts off eBay. Runs like a champ.

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I have an energy logic el200.

Pros: (1) free heat (minus the electricity cost) This equals about $5000 a year in savings.

(2) unit paid for itself after 2 years.

(3) no worries about getting rid of used oil.

 

Con's: (1) free heat runs out about mid January and then I gotta go find more oil which is time consuming.

(2) unit is loud.

(3) unit takes up a fair amount of shop space, including the storage tanks.

 

Really, the noise is the only problem. With gas I can barely hear the furnace running, the waste oil unit sounds like a jet plane.

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Agreed with everything Alfred said. We bought a used heater, and I spent 30+ hours getting the beast up and running. Once tuned up and maintained, they will run forever.

 

Had to learn it all from manuals online as nobody in Atlanta services these units.

 

We have a Reznor. Can't say it's the best, as it's the only one I have used. Ebay is full of cheap spare parts for it, though.

 

We saved up all our oil during the summer and then burned it during the winter. We just barely made it into March by the time we ran out.

 

If you're up north, you probably won't keep it fed with oil unless you've got a deal with a nearby quick lube.

 

I also think you can burn vegetable oil in it. I've never done it, but that may be an option too, with that Sonic you've got next door, Xrac. ;)

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