Hey Chris Seanz could you transfer this topic now over to the new Charcoal gasifing section please?
This was started by Gary Gilmore and addresses well how much simpler a charcoal fueled system can be.
Hey Gary I had to ~50% prune our rare valuable Black walnut tree now grown over hanging the drive way before it and the birds kill the paint on another of my wife’s cars. I refuse to own another wood chipper so while the town/village behind me had their to burn down the town again celebrating last night I made some illegal open air charcoal. Illegal #1 due to our strict air pollution laws; #2 'cause I was disposing of some India fumigated engine crating wood, and #3 the general area burn ban slammed down as of the 21st of last month. This was a pre-scheduled date on the calendar. Bit silly since we’ve only had 8 days in the month of June without rain. And never more than two days back to back not liquid sun-shining, and never a full day of drying out sun since a short spell back in May. Haven’t seen an 80F/28C day here in the valley since last September. Only hay put in was by a few back then. Tool the stored crate wood And some rare valuable fir pitch wood to heat the wet pile up and get it burning as smokeless as possible. Then a 5:00 AM up early and wet hose soak down to kill off all of the remaining heat and smoke before the local EMS/fire chief drove by to work. He’s cool. But you can only ask an old friend to turn a blind eye so much.
Anyhow, life in the PNW temperate rain forest.
Ha! Ha! Picture of me with my hands on some very rare for here local made hardwood charcoal. 'Bout enough to run aloded small engine about 1-2 hours.
I’ll give this burn patch of ground the chicken eating test after the coyotes pass through and morning bed down.
2nd picture is a rockfaced hillside rotating 30 degrees to the north about 400-600 yards away of a 2nd growth logged off patch this last spring. Shows the now exposed rotting old growth tree snags from either the 1902, 1914 or 1923 September "East Wind " driven, drought season wildfires.
Good usable info you are putting up. Keep it up.