Problem solved, new bushings -- stiffer material.
Looks first class Peter
Should be minimum amount of restriction. 5in from heat exchanger to the cooler --- 5in from the cooler to the condensate tank ---- 4in from the condensate tank to the hay filter ----- 4in pvc out of the hay filter towards the front of the truck. Will be able to pipe 4in pvc at least to rear of engine before down sizing to 3in. Wondering if this is too much stored gas?? Any opinions?
If it does go BOOM I hope I am there when it happens Haven't seen anything spectacular like that in a while. Looks like a first class job!!! Someone was experimenting with 2" plumbing check valves. If it were me I would install a few of them in the system at various points.
Peter,Awesome! I dont think you are going to have any pressure drop problems. Those are good sizes and you should have low velocity gas. One thing is for sure your truck wont suffer from asthma. Its gona breath easy.
That might have been me with the check valves. Not sure it's a good idea yet. http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/rough-plumbing/valves/check/2-spring-check-valve/p-1934912-c-9506.htmThose are the ones I'm trying. Stainless bolt in the center with a locking nut, epdm seal. Only a 1/2 pound spring but could be swapped out.I wish we had the Menard's stores in Tennessee.
Nice work Peter.
Sean, bring your ear plugs ----- should be spectacular !!
Wes, breathing easily is the plan, although question is, have I reached a point of diminished returns?
Marvin, Good idea, definitely will check out those valves.
I think those check valves would soot up pretty quick, they could stick open or they could closed.
Finally done with flanges & tubing!!
Jim, I think the problem would be resealing after a backfire, don't know for sure --- will have to experiment.
PeterWhat's the countdown at ??? Sure is a sweet looking ride!!!
Hi Marvin, Thanks for speaking up I have used those check valves as well (for many miles of driving). You would be surprised at how well they do work.
Good Evening Jim If the valve isn't in the gas stream all the time there is really no problem with the soot (carbon) to cause sticking. Give it a try I am sure you will like them.
Sean, Do you use any grease or anything else on them? Should have known you already tried them.
Peter, Any where before the cooler I think you could just use them for a pattern and make some metal ones. I'd bet you could make them quicker than you could go to the store.
Sean, When you arrive here, we will start the countdown!!
Hi Marvin,Nope I haven't needed to any grease on them. I just sold the last one I had. I need to go by home depot and pick up a few more =)
Added a 6in deep, off set, sump to the drop box. Incorporated mounting tabs into off set adapter ring.
Looking good! Did ya happen to measure the extra volume?
Chris, Without figuring the shape exactly, approximately 3 gallons.
Peter, I was looking at your flange bolt spacing between the heat X and gasifier and wondering if there is a minimum/maximum necessary for a good seal. I'm sure it would have something to do with the gauge of metal used. That looks like a lot of bolts!Don Mannes
The flanges are .118 I would space the bolts further apart according to the thickness of the flange.
Trying to avoid any vacuum leaks. Yes, lots of bolts but much easier than trying to find & cure leaks afterwards.
All done mounting heat X & hay filter.