I got my new Victoria setup from Stephen this week, and yesterday bought the remaining pipe fittings and things I need to run some tests.
I have been following wood gas for over a decade, and it was a project that was always on my to-do list, but never at the top, so I never had the time and focus to get a system up and running. Getting this Victoria has changed all of that for me, and I am really grateful for the help and opportunity from Stephen. What a wonderful person to have in our community!
First of all, just want to say how well this unit is put together. I don’t think I could have made one this good, and certainly not on my first try. Kudos to Stephen, the welding is great, things are solid, and everything hooks up easily. I really love the design and pipe threads everywhere!
If you have been sitting on the sidelines for years, like me, and want to jump into wood gas, get a unit from Stephen, even if it’s a smaller unit. You really won’t be sorry you did, and you get to jump through a good portion of the learning curve. Here’s his site: http://northernselfreliance.com/
I’ll be running a series of tests this week on a Honda 8 HP powered Lincoln welder. I also have a chipper I will probably run on this, but the welder is a good benchmark, because I can measure run time and output compared to gasoline.
One experiment will be testing rabbit manure as fuel. It’s dry and already pelleted! Best of all, I have mountains of the stuff. I’ll also be testing other fuels, from wood chips to crop residues, as well.
Thanks again, Stephen, for making this possible for me!