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Oil Burning Stationary Steam Moxley Oil Burner


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Old 04-02-2011, 02:36:05 PM
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Default Oil Burning Stationary Steam Moxley Oil Burner

While the choice of burning oil in a stationary boiler may not sit well with some environmentally aware individuals, it can be burned effectively and without smoke. I have used previously used lubricating oil, sometimes mixed with diesel fuel to improve fluidity, successfuly.

For my 8HP Lookout Boiler, my goal is to have a semi-automatic firing system such that, as the steam chest pressure of the engine increases so does the flow of oil to the atomizing burner.

Back in the laterdays of steam in the logging industry, a company called Moxley Oil Burning Equipment Co. Inc. of Hoquiam, Washington made a oil regulating burner device that is what I would like to mimic in a reduced size. Has anyone ever had experience with one of these or know of where one might exist to be acquired? The attached photos give an idea of what I am dealing with.

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Default Re: Oil Burning Stationary Steam Moxley Oil Burner

Berry C. Moxley died in 1967 in Prescott, AZ at the age of 81. A North Carolina native, he was returned here for burial in the mountain town of Sparta, NC.

Here is the link to the US Patent Office for his patent for the oil burner. Maybe you can scale it down for your boiler:

http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...&RS=PN/1806080


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Default Re: Oil Burning Stationary Steam Moxley Oil Burner

PTraubert, I also have a lookout boiler just like that and have considered firing with used motor oil which I can get for free. I would be interested in any ideas you have on the burner setup. Mine will be a stationary unit on the farm, so a little smoke is not a problem. My boiler was run on natural gas when new. Any thought would be appreciated
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This is a regulator and boiler I built back in the mid 90s. The presure regulator is a loose copy from Stanley Brothers blueprints. I was going to use it on a vaporizing oil burner like the Stanleys use but a friend gave me a large propain burner so I hooked it up in stead. I still plan to experiment with an oil or kerosene burner though.

The regulator body is turned out of a solid piece of bar stock. There is a brass diaphram in the top end that opperates a control rod through to a ball and seat on the valve end. there is an adjustable spring to work against the steam pressure.

The boiler is 16" pipe, 3/8" wall. Tube sheets are 1/2" and there are 241 1/2" (5/8 OD) hard copper tubes 18" long.

Starting cold I can have 125# of steam in about nine minutes. As pressure comes up the regulator throttles the burner back and at 125# the main burner shuts down and pilot lite keeps things hot. The pilot lite is about the size of a small propane torch.

I built this outfit with the intentions of building a car but never got that far. I still have the Stanley engine... Maybe some day....
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