“. . . actually any law that could be used to require you to remove the gasifer ?”
Sure. Lots of laws depending on where you operate could directly or indirectly force vehicle system shutdown or removal. It is your responsibility to make yourself more aware of these than the Complainers, or the Enforcers.
In area with bad wildfire problems since you ARE continuously burning wood and charcoal - a total burn ban restictions could/will be used against you with an Enforcer making you do an on the spot dump-out, wetting and cool down. Expect this possibilty. Best to stay gasoline capable to be able to drive away.
In areas with annual or bi-annual mandated vehicle emissions inspections YOUR modifications to the factory installed and certified vehicle emissions controls could/will be used against you. No inspection pass certificate and then no license renewal will be issued. No current licence then at any time stopped, for any reason, a court ticket and you will get to expain it all to a Judge. You do not want to let it get to this stage. Only way to win here is to eat a lot of humble pie and comply.
In areas with manditory vehicle safety inspections ANY of your modifications to the original chassis or suspenion systems will be used against you. Same no get a license renewal problem.
The biggy is mandatory required Proof of Insurance On Demand. Instant ticket here. Failure to then get insurance will escalate this seemingly minor infraction step by step right up to jail time. Insurance companies are NOT required to insure everything, or even anything here. Thier choice in these matters. Cops will just say to you “The Law is the Law”.
Then for some in all fuels road tax use Revenue harvesting areas - the Revenuers. Report, and try to pay for wood or charcoal fuel use will have them scratching thier heads and send you to one of the Inspecting agencies for verification and then you are back to the above Direct affecting laws soup.
As a worldwide forum this will vary widely for each of us.
As I said in my original post to the other BrianH. some areas this is just so simple because all woodgas vehicle fueling is already specifically by name illegal already.
Other areas people “think” they have no restictions at all. Really? Are you sure? Have you read up and studied this? DON"T ask the officials! Ask the street racers.
I am only personally directly affected here by the manditory Insurance one. And I’ve had to have my actual vehicles inspected by my Insurence company for low use milage verification since retiring - just a see the odometer clerk thing. Woodgas convert it then be better to just pay the higher milage use rate and then skip these lookie-see-me inspections.
The 3-4 months of the year total burn bans one could be applied against me if someone wanted to push it. Why never to go with permanent non-removable signage! Why tell a complainer or and enforcer??
AND . . . just 10 miles away for me and one county over for Brain Ham you can add in the manditory vehicle emmisions inspection requirements. Easy to evade that here with an over 20 years old rolling inspection cut-off date. We do not intentionally rust destoy our vehicles here except for salty water coastal so a 1983 and older are now inspections exempt and usable. OBD I up through 1995 are easy to tailpipe sniffer spoof if you can get past the physical inspection part of it. Contract inspectors here wanting to just take your fee money and crank 'em through. So, as long as you do not upset thier revenue stream . . . and make them slow down to question you . . .you will be golden.
So have a little sympathy and understanding for those having to scheme some work-a-rounds.
Again I suggest meekness and blend in with whatever is pre-dominate in your area.
You must get to KNOW Your areas laws better than the complainers and the enforcers! Find the edges and gaps between these laws and their enforcement. Wriggle between the gaps!
Leave the “My Rights” grandstanding to others.
True recent story on this. A “new” from the City familly moved next property over from us about 4 months ago. Whammo! Last month we get a written citation for an illegal crowing rooster from our Town signed by the Mayor. “. . .due to numerous neighbor complaints of an illegal non-permitted Rooster crowing all hours of the night.” There were more offensive lines indication that " . . . obviously you do not have the support of your niegbors." Say what? We give eggs to four different neighbors! Oh yes, and we we were sent a copy of the No Livestock in Town limits since 2001 ordinance. ONE whole year of fighting that back then just to lose cows, horses, donkeys, goats, ducks . . . everything but 7 permited chickens with permission and inspection. I lived that process for a whole year. One line of the citation DID say we were dorected to do somthing about this before the Town had to take action. O.K. then.
Well the actual competitive crowing roosterS (two) were from a different adjacent to them in the Town neighbor behind a 6 foot high board yard fence. My simple listen, and walk around found this. MY roosters have been intentionally relocated since 2001 33 feet out of the Town limits on our agriculture zoned county property. Him and His hens would be visble to them but a full 370 feet from thier property corner. ". . . he is big and scary to her children . . " Been some trespassing going on??!
I handled the on-the-ground, lookie-see, re-measuring and the other nieghbors knocking & talking investigating.
My Wife handled the talking to the Mayor and his Staff. They NOW have a proper stepped complaint & investigation system. The mayor and the clerk have now finally learned to either go look or use the daily on-the-ground Public Works staff to verify Town boundaries.
We now have a written letter of error and apology to go into our scoff-law file started on us by this Town Clerk.
The actual in-the-Town ileagal roosters were dissapeared quickly. And I now have another good niegbor to supply eggs to also. We are hushing up about her quiet in the back yard ducks.
The City folk moved out here can learn to live rural with diversity or move back to their La-La Land of uniformity and complience, one- size-for-All gray urban muck comfort zone. Until then they can continue to listen to my rooster doing his job. That Chicken or the Egg riddle needed a rooster in there somewhere.