If I mix used motor oil with kerosene could I use it as home heating fuel?

If I mix used motor oil with kerosene could I use it as home heating fuel?

If I mix used motor oil with kerosene could I use it as home heating fuel?

A friend of mine told me that he takes his used motor oil (from car oil changes) and pours it into his home heating oil tank. He says he has been doing this for a couple of years. The only downfall is that he has to chande the filter about twice as much. I figure that it might better to mix the used oil 1 to 1 with kerosene.

Used motor oil will smoke more and create a lot more soot in the chimney. Yes mixing it with furnace oil or kerosene will reduce the effects but still it’ll make more smoke etc. The used oil has a lot of dirt in it so filtering first would be prudent as that dirt does not burn well and I would think could cause problems with the furnace burner.

There are used oil burners (furnaces actually) available but many states etc are banning them as being environmentally bad (not proven with facts). So see if burner can handle the thicker fluid flow.

Beauty of kerosene is it is quite a bit like furnace oil which is bunker 2 or winterized bunker 1. Bunker if filtered becomes diesel fuel. Yes kerosene can be burnt in a diesel motor but again it burns a little differently (not good for new 2007 engines).

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