Without getting to detailed on a public forum, the doctors say I’m running out of time. so here is my next light weight version of my gas producer. As SteveU would say, old men should pass their experience on to others. This forum is my only way to do that. Not sure if I have much to pass on but I will try and maybe it will also help me.
Made out of two wonderful metal 5 gallon buckets that were gifted to me! Made in Japan, top quality. between the two buckets will be two coaxial tubes that I want to roll out of scrap sheet metal (represented by the blue plastic container). The inner will allow the charcoal to pass from the top fuel hopper bucket to the bottom partial reactor bucket chamber. The outer tube will pass the gas out thus preheating the incoming charcoal and cooling the out going gas. The outlet pipe is represented by the white paper.
Below the bottom bucket will be the oxidation and grate zone. That is the space between the floor and bottom bucket. The can that the bottom bucket is setting on can not be seen in the photo.
This is just stacked up with plastic cans and stuff to give a vague idea of the design.
It would be nice to build two of them before Argos so I could ship one of them to the show and donate it to somebody like BruceS but I have a lot of doubt that that will happen in time.
I wanted to buy a small slip roll for these projects but I doubt that it would bring much at an auction when I’m gone and it would be just a waste. Maybe I can roll the sheet metal by hand for a few builds.
I have a new charcoal grinder in mind and a wood fired space heater but I doubt that I will get to the heater. I do really want to build the new grinder.
Oh well, this new turn in the road allows more time to work with my Raspberry Pi 3 + and re-learn Python.
Cheers and let me know your thoughts!!