Indoor cooking with woodgas?



improvements…arcimedic clean out grate with gear, for to move from outside…

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lighting port with heat resistant aluminium gasket ( from a old aluminium pipe, prepared on the turner)…the lighting port is declined downside, so, when the gasifier is filled up with coal, the coal cannot enter too much in the lighting tube…
as the last test with 4 nozzles was successful, for 3 hours constant flame without interuption = good fuel flow, no bridging…

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Girorgio. I have really enjoyed your build. I had to just go back and review the whole thing because of your addition of the moveable geared grate. This whole build is well designed and built. Congratulations. I am curious about what kind of seal you have for the rod on your grate turner.

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tom, the seal is a piece of old stove wrop , the white ceramic fiber what i use on all my gasifiers on the lids…in 1/2 inch pipe piece pressed around the rod…

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Giorgio,
Good design work!!
If this were a seal around a boat propeller shaft (inboard engine through hull), we would call it a “stuffing box”. :smile:

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yes, mike, exactly the right word…stuffing box!

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actually we work on the security valve for the woodgas cooker…a original propane thermo electric security valve must be modified because the gas holes are too small…we hope it gets a solution for indoor use…?
the original switch in this modified version works only as pusher, a normal ball valve will make the gas valve job…

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For wet, low pressure gas it is often best to use a ‘manometer’ made from clear plastic tubing. This is good for safety, removes water, tells you gas pressure, also low cost.
Rindert

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we thought yesterday about a copper pipe as cooler and condensator with drain …a clear plastic hose shure is interesting for observing pressure…
your small diameter gasifier is really nice, is it in use?
the cyclon is enough for filtering?
giorgio

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Really we use many ‘p-traps’ in plumbing. You can make them many different ways.
Rindert

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