Some Minor Changes
Raining here much of the day.
Took the opportunity to make a few minor changes to the gasifier.
Added a 1 1/4 inch through-coupling at the base, and plugged the 1 inch coupling.
This allowed me to get the end of the alumina nozzle into a more correct position by moving the reducing coupling from inside the reactor to outside the reactor.
This will also give me more versatility to test different nozzle designs, etc. I might use the extra port for a thermocouple or something in the future.
Also came up with a ratcheting coupling for the drill starter. This is just one of those cheap ratcheting screw-drivers. I removed the handle and filed down the sides to fit inside a deep well socket. It is cheaply built, so not sure how long it will hold up.
This time, we also have enough fuel grade charcoal to completely fill the reactor.
Ready for another test!