Monday, January 30, 2012

Lighting my Ozzirt style heater from a cold start

Hello Everyone,

I made a new video to show some advanced options on my Ozzirt style drip feed WVO heater. I also decided to show you just how it is started with these new options. I show everything (excluding nothing) from a cold start all the way to a full burn. I have installed a fuel tank on the side of mine as well as a "sidekick" as I like to call it. In my video I explain the purpose of both and why they are where they are. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I hope you enjoy the video.

In case you don't have time for the video right now, my "sidekick" allows me to cold start my heater without opening anything up or adding any "wick" material at all. I can start the system from ice cold to full burn on about 1/2 cup of Kerosene. I may be able to reduce that with some practice.

My fuel tank mounted on the side employs a "gate valve" for oil flow. This valve is very nice as it will not clog up. I highly recommend using one in your system. Mounted on the side as I have it, I get a lot of residual heat from the heater so it keeps my oil nice and viscus.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More VWO Drip Feed Heater Videos

Hi Guys, It's been a little while since I have posted so I wanted to show you some updates and some new things I have done with my WVO heater. First of all I will say it's REQUIRED to have the drip visible. Second, it's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you have a catch basin below the primary combustion pan. Not having my drip visible caused an overflow one day which was a huge mess. So now I have a visible drip and a catch pan. Don't make my mistake... learn from my errors and save yourself the heart-ache of a mess to clean up.

In this second video I have my burner going at full speed when I open the door. It's amazing how high that flame is shooting up in there. It's probably close to 3 feet high! -All without any forced air, compressed air or fans. This burner design is truly amazing. It is lending some support to the idea of a longer secondary combustion chamber though. I might tinker with that later.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My first Hate Mail

Well I guess you can't run a public site and not (some day) receive hate mail of some kind. This one was great as the person claims they once donated to the website, but now they hope that someone in my family is taken in violence. I figured I would share this e-mail with everyone. -Merry Christmas!

Date: 12/27/2011
Subject:  we're long time supporters...

Hi Chris,'s been a long time, but Savanna and I gave you a donation a long time ago.
We are like minded people and work at many of the same themes as you have...

But I showed the 'Hunting Photos" on your site to my wife,
and we both looked at each other and said,  " what a fucking shame..!"

Had we known that beautiful little girl of yours was going to be raised as a hunter..
we would have left you, long, long ago.

Hunters are the most out of touch people we have ever in our lives had the displeasure to meet.

and this, sadly means you and your daughter as well.

Goodbye forever.

Remove us from any mailing lists you may have ...
we want nothing to do with you ever again.

and we hope as a lesson in Karma, that someone in your family is taken in violence, the same way you take
family members of a deer family.   How else can you lean the searing pain of loss?
We wonder how your daughter would react to someone taking your life for a set of antlers?
would she miss you?

only you can answer that.


Craig and Savanna Sparks
Lincoln City, Oregon