Okay , while I am letting the 92 Dakota silicone cure up on my rail tree patching. I thought I might take a look inside my charcoal gasifier that I shut down after a long run last fall and let it sit for months. Yup part of the testing on it.
Dug out the charcoal and ash and wow what a big clinker we have here. And it looks my steel shield plate has drop down.
Nozzles look new, some charcoal got under it but no harm done. The ceramic wool has a crust on it and is holding up fine.
It looks like the shield plate has taken a beating, I left the plate long to see what would happen it didn’t disappoint me that for sure. I will cut it off to the proper length and rap it in the ceramic wool. It did do what it was supposed to do. It kept the charcoal away from the nozzles. I know on the last part of the run that something was changing with the gasifier running. I bet it was the plate drooping down and melting. Boy that’s hot in there. That would have been cool to see that take place with a viewing window.
Chip all the slag off, the rest is melted down steel. This piece was off of some farm implement.
I have decided to put this unit on my chunker to run my 13 hp. engine I only need maybe 4 hp. To keep it chunking with the big flywheel that is on it. It will have water drip added to it instead of using the vehicle’s exhaust. It is big and heavy but so is that haybailer/chunker.
Future New Build
The next on the darkside build will be the KLGMKV Gasifier it will be stainless steel barrow with the @KristijanL
. (KL) nozzle setup. With the @glgilmore
(GM) simple fire design. And the @k_vanlooken
(KV) easy clean out in the bottom. And some other interventions and trickout things added. This I feel is the best of the charcoal gasifier designs. This one will be able to sit in the back of a pickup truck bed.
Do I sleep at nights? Sometimes.