Test run #3 stage #1 went well, I did in 2 stages fired it up had a flare in 3 to 4 mins. Checked the probes out they work great on my phone or pad. The black box with read out flashes back and forth from probe 1 to probe 2 readings. On the phone or pad screen you can select temperature read out of both or a graph screen of one or the other probe. Here some pictures.
What is nice about using my pad or phone is, I can save the graphs using a screen shot and save it.
After about 15 minutes I shut it down the truck, turned the suction blower off, and closed the 3 valves and walked away. Came back in 1 1/2 hours open the 3 valves, turn on the suction blower, and started the truck, had a flare in less then 2 minutes. Stage #2
it was time to crank it up, I set the suction blower at full throttle. Had a big flare coming out of the flare tube. Run it hard for 16 minutes and it started to heat up, air coming into tho filter over 200f . Gas coming out of the gasifier drop box. 485
f . Time to shut it down. Hopper warm , lower barrow 250f at the top where connected to the hopper.
When putting the charcoal back into the gasifier I put all the course popcorn size in first, and in the hopper all the smaller stuff. Tomorrow when I do a inspection it be interesting what I will find.
My plastic buckets filter were pushed to there limits, would not want to go any hotter then 180
f continuous running. Summer time driving not going to happen. So it looks like metal buckets are in order here. And metal piping to the filter.
I will still run the filter to get all the bugs out before building the metal buckets filter.