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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #560 on: November 11, 2017, 08:43:10 AM »
Sooooo.....can you run these things on coal also? My house sits a little off of the main part of the ranch and smack dab in the middle of a coal mine, literally.
Coal is basically free here. I think it's $27 a ton and if I wanted to get cheap about it we have had bunches of coal seam fires around the ranch where I can just go pick it up for free.
Just an idea.

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« Reply #561 on: November 11, 2017, 02:38:54 PM »
Yes :)
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #562 on: November 23, 2017, 06:55:11 AM »
Thanks Paul.
I looked through the "drive on wood" site and there's piles of great info on there.
I decided to start with a charcoal gasifier to get a better understanding of what's actually going on.
Before I built the gasifier I knew that I would need charcoal and read up on that a bunch and watched bunches of videos. I got some made and then built the gasifier yesterday and will test it today if I can rig up some kind of blower.
I'll get some pictures of what I'm doing today with any luck.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #563 on: December 29, 2018, 10:36:44 AM »
I got some made and then built the gasifier yesterday and will test it today if I can rig up some kind of blower. I'll get some pictures of what I'm doing today with any luck.


Just curious, did you try and fire up your gasifier? Pictures and videos would be good.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #564 on: December 29, 2018, 08:14:39 PM »
A laborer works with his hands
A craftsman uses his brain and his hands
An artist uses his brain, his hands, and his heart

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« Reply #565 on: December 29, 2018, 08:22:25 PM »
Yup, I got it running and ran a 3000 watt generator on it.
I thought I posted the video on one of the threads about this, but can certainly post them tomorrow on this one.

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« Reply #566 on: December 30, 2018, 07:27:11 PM »
Satisfying, aint it?  ;D

eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #567 on: January 08, 2019, 06:04:03 PM »
I had fun making it and learning something new for darned sure.
I tried firing it up awhile back and can't quite get it to run the generator, so I'm figuring that letting it sit for long periods of time with charcoal left in it is the problem, thinking that the charcoal took on some moisture.
I'll make it run again if we ever get some winter around here. 

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« Reply #568 on: January 09, 2019, 10:29:30 AM »
It's possible that it has bridged and left a void near the nozzle and if it is you can either give it a good shake it send a ramrod down through the top.Wood chunks are more prone to bridging in a conventional gasifier and I keep a rod handy in case.
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.


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