Hey guys I’m new here. First post. Iv been visiting this site for 2 years now and basically built 3 or 4 gasifiers in my mind at this point but nothing physical yet. I was in the arm chair phase. My priority for awhile was a long term wood gasifier but then my priorities slowly shifted to more pressing concerns (and they truly were in my defense lol). Well now I’m back on the gasification kick lol. I must admit though, current events is what finally got my butt out of the chair on this one guys lol.
I’m currently looking to build a large charcoal gasifier instead of my dream wood gasifier though. My reasons are that I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that they are more simple and much more expedient to build over a wood gasifier. From what I can tell also is that they are cheaper to build and safer for the engine due to the absence of tar. All that being said, I knew I didnt wanna do this alone and I also knew thus would be the place to go.
My goal is to CLEANLY run a Generac 7,500 watt generator in emergencies.
The reactor will be a 100lb propane tank (possibly 2 high for a longer run time).
On the very bottom I will have a 5" black pipe and screw cap for emptying out the ash.
The inlet will be a 1" black pipe (as described in the Simple Fire instructions… coupling welded to flat piece of steel, bolted on and cemented)
The outlet will be a 2" piece of black pipe (as soon as the temperature allows, I’ll begin using plastic hose). I may or may not add pressure and temperature gauges there also.
The lid will be like Ben Peterson’s design only simplified a bit for my skillset. Spring tightly pushing down. The seal I’m not sure of just yet… maybe wet fire rope?
The filter I’m still designing but will probably be another propane tank filled with hay/foam/and wool blanket.
I’ll attach a picture I drew of the reactor.
What do you guys think? Any faults in this plan? Things I overlooked? What would you guess the run time to be using a 7,500 watt generator?