Steve, Thank you. Ha I’ve considered those ceramic welding nozzles and said to myself, nah, I’ve never seen anyone else use them before. Now I’m thinking hmm, just maybe. I’m also thinking of using the high temp ceramic paint but wonder how to do the curing process (if it’s not on an engine or exhaust system) I’m guessing it should be coated on inside and outside the reactor but fumes would be dangerous during a gasifier run yes? Should I use another way to heat up the reactor? Have you used this stuff before? Any ideas?
Ray, if you’re going with the pot hopper idea I think a collar should work or even just bolting tabs directly to the pot and sealing with silicone like the tabs that Gary is using on the tractor project above. I used silicone around my lid, let it skin for a couple hours, put waxed paper on it and then pressed and weighted it to the reactor, and let it cure for a day. Don’t know if this is the best way, but I haven’t seen too much about lid seal techniques. If this wasn’t working I was going to use fiberglass stove rope.