A lot of people are converting from fuel oil to electric or natural gas for heating their homes. Im pretty sure theres a tax credit for doing this. So several weeks ago, I called a little heating and air conditioning place near me asking if they had recently removed any working oil burner units from a home furnace. I was told they didnít have any at that time, but I could call back every several days and they would let me know when they had something. Well yesterday I got a hit. Im not too sure if what I have will work, but its worth a shot. Heres a few pics...
This is the blower/pump motor. The shaft held the squirrel cage, and also extended outside of the housing to power the pump:
Here is the pump, Im most excited to have this, Having this pump means I dont have to use a pressure tank and compressor...now what to do with those scuba tanks?
Im going to push the oil through the pump, through a hard line with some sot of heater element wrappped around it for a pre heat, and through a .5 GPH, 70į, semihollow cone delevan nozzle. I will use a different blower to supply combustion air as the blower housing on this unit is toast.
and heres the technical details retreived from the various components. The "≈" symbol means I HAVE NO FREAKIN IDEA what that means
Model: AFG series oil burner - DU201
Flowrate: .5-1.1 gph
≈STC PLT: 3-3/8U
Pump Pressure: 100psi
single phase, non reversable
model: 49205-15 or M34DJ-3 (cant tell)
designed for no.2 fuel oil (kerosene?)
Anyway, this motor has sat outside in the rain for a few days, so Im not sure if it will function or not. Im gonna give it a chance to dry out until friday before I try to power it up. Heres my issue though, theres only 2 wires in the cord. How do you ground a motor if theres no ground wire supplied from the factory? I think it was grounded into the main burner body which probably had a ground wire installed by the factory. Thats my guess. This thing was pretty mangled when I got a hold of it. I do know the pump functions, which is the essential part. The pump shaft spins freely, and when I spun it by hand, it spat a little oil at me. If I need to I can power this thing with an old vacuum motor and a multiplying pulley .
more details to come...