The Gasifier That Wanted To Be, NOW IS! a charcoal eating gasifier as of today. It shot out of the gas flare nozzle a 3 foot beautiful flame.
By the time I was going to take a picture of it, the notice THIS! And shut it down quickly, something is not right. Might be a leak on the edge of the barrow.
The next run will have the cooling rails on, this single pipe started to get warm to the touch.
The rest of the fire tube barrow was warming up. The concaved disk where the nozzle comes out started to burn paint off, so my conclusion is the ceramic wool is going to be installed like I originally planned.
Looking into the gasifier intake opening I could see the charcoal was not touching the nozzle when running. The bed of charcoal had a slope to it, away from the nozzle like planned. The big heavy piece of steel above it was glowing. I use my truck exhaust to keep the heat under control on the lobe of charcoal fire just pass the nozzle.
All in all I’m very happy with the short run.
Just letting it cool down and die out so the can inspect it, FIX the air leak, and put the insulation in.