I’m thinking of my Chevy I6 or 350 V8.
I appreciate your point, do you have any contact details for MSG?
From the Missouri wood gasifier, it looks like you use a standard WK gasifier just 4 of the air nozzles extend them 1/3 of the way in to the fire tube and make the grate holes smaller.
Should I shorten the fire tube?
R & R Wood Products
62716 Sawmill Road
California, MO 65018
573-690-2421 [email protected]
Raymond has a low usage SV-240 (24" hearth) that can run a 400 CID or so engine. It came back from a client that was trying to use it to run an 800 CID engine despite Raymond’s warning that it likely would not work. It was made for stationary, but will fit in the back of a truck.
Hopefully Raymond will soon have a listing in the DOW classifieds, I will get with him on that.
Raymond likes sawdust because of the quick startup time from torch to good gas, typically a couple of minutes. He is an amazing resource on gasifying old engines, has been doing it since pre-1980. The RD450 was one of his favorites.
He also designed a super slick carb setup to use a single throttle while introducing “gas” under the carb. He used to run a 4 speed Ford 250 CID pickup to St. Louis and back on sawdust.
“duster” - very good Sir Zinn. Some of the old Dodge Dusters sported 318’s. Wonder how gas works in a slant 6? Who will be the first to fit a “duster” to a Duster?
Thanks for the url to Raymond’s site.
Not just my own biased opinion, Raymond is a true salt of the earth individual with many great works to his credit, and many more in the pipeline. His depth and breadth of practical knowledge, forged through experience, tempered by goodwill, is astounding.
Back in the day I ordered these plan, still might have them. My saw dust is from a circle saw. Some of it is almost like shavings, will that flow? I doubt it. Is Raymond still kicking? Any units for sale?
Last I knew, bout june 2019, Raymond was still going strong. He does have a few years experience on him. He builds gasifiers on order. German craftsmen style. The column depth is such that can reload on the fly.
That is if you don’t let it run low on fuel, you can run continuous by adding more fuel on top and all you see as you add fuel is unburnt fuel. If you let it run too low it will flare big time out the stack when you take the lid off, and the engine will gag a bit.
Joep, I’m sure that the plans/manual are identical to the PDF download. The next time I am over there I will see if I have them. It may have been in with a lot of books I gave away about five years ago however I could see myself keeping that one.
R & R Forest Products
+1 (660) 458-6511
62726 County Road F-51
California, MO 65018
Have seen raymond pour in damp sawdust - only after the gasifier is up and running. The MO-DNR plans are nothing like his S series gasifiers. S series are small packaged user friendly units. S-80 for small air cooled engines, 8" hearth. S-120 for up to 300 cid 6 cylinder, 12" hearth. SV-140 for small V-8 applications, 14" hearth. He has built bigger hearth sizes for bigger motors, but these three were the standards back in the day and AFAIK he still enjoys building them.
Raymond has a sawdust gasifier furnace in the mill maintenance area that runs off a thermostat. Lots of gasifying lessons in that design ;~) Likely runs clean as natgas at design btu, but still clean at turndown and starts fairly clean even after sitting a while - with no user intervention other than pouring in sawdust fuel as needed.