heating vo with vo

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heating vo with vo

Postby harry3 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:51 am

I have a tank from a 30 gallon hot water heater which I built a drip heater from that burns wvo. I wrapped about 50 feet of 3/8" copper tubing around it and ricurculated vo thru it and was getting about a one hundred degree tempature rise. I would like to heat my oil like this then let setttle . My question, is the copper going to be a problem with pollomeration? I would always keep oil in the tubbing to keep the air out. Will the oil in the holding tank be affected by the copper being circulated several times. This is just an experiment I had the copper laying around, THANKS Harry.
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Postby SunWizard » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:16 am

Yes it will accelerate poly. Whether its enough to be a problem depends on many other factors, see the poly thread.
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Postby harry3 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:44 pm

Thank-you.
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