Well it seems the guys on the road haven’t posted yet, but I got a call from Jakob. He and Dr. Larry pulled out of here before 5 Am this morning and headed north. They met up with Wayne and the rest of the caravan along the way somewhere in North Alabama and made it to somewhere in southern or central Indiana before stopping for the night.
He tells me there is a funny story about a leak in the bottom of the gasifier which involves a high temperatures, a tube of RTV, and Kristijan (Our Favorite Slovenian) volunteering to drink the beer to get an aluminum can to make the patch.
Apparently the patch worked quite well. He says he’s now out-running Wayne on cruise control, and using much less wood than he anticipated. I think he said he made 130 miles on 90 lbs of wood.
Just to tell the truth, it’s hard not to be proud of Jakob. He worked really hard to build the gasifier and make this truck go. It seems rather strange to send your 15 year old off to drive across the country, but we figure he’s in good hands with some of the best in the field.
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