I mentioned earlier that some years back I built a downdraft gasifier from the WK book. Had to make a few modifications due to material availability but it was fairly close to the build shown in the book other than it was built to run a generator and only had an 8 inch fire tube. I ran it once back then and it made gas. Not knowing anything about gasification I figured that was all that was necessary and it got pushed to the back burner. Now I want to build a utility vehicle for around the homestead. I’m low on obtainium right now and the original unit is overly large and cumbersome for a vehicle like that. I’m thinking it would be easier for me to just use some of the components, which may not have worked all that well as a wood gas unit anyway, and build another charcoal gasifier. It will take a while to go through the build pictures of the original. Here is the unit as it exists right now.
I recall someone posting about using old acetylene tanks for builds. The casing for the firetube for this unit was made from one. Won’t be doing that again.
I expected to find just a empty tank. This was filled with something. Took a long time to burn it all out. more to follow.