The stainless steel heat shields are in place. Next step is to finish the side access hatch area for inspection and working inside the gasifier unit.
The plastic bottle resting on black pipe and yellow golf ball represent the fire lobe that will be coming from the nozzle. The heavy bar will block the charcoal and make it fall at 60* slope to keep the charcoal away from the nozzles. My nozzle is a nozzle inside a nozzle. Small one for idle and the larger one for power.
The small opening at the top of the hopper is where my auger will bring in more charcoal from my storage barrow on top of the car. Hoping for a 100 mile range per barrow
Hi Michael, I get plenty of tar from the seasoned Cherry wood. I think most of the tar comes from the bark and camdium layer next to the bark where the sap flows. I have been making a new tar and gravel road next to the house. Lol
Still working things out in my mind and on paper with the wood chunker, I want it to do more than just chunk wood. I want to move the chunk wood up on a conveyer belt and load on the hay bailer trailer for transport and then move off the trailer on a conveyor belt to the wood storeage crib for extra drying if needed. And I want it to still look like a Newholland bailer so I do not have to pay for licensing. Farm equipment No license needed.
If I can find some more time to cut up a bunch of wood. It might be time for another DOW Road Ralley. It would be cool to come over on your side to see your operation and home and maybe go visit Steve U. @SteveUnruh