Hi fellows. Been awhile since I’ve logged on to the DOW. Been very non-woodgas busy now. I expect to be this non-woodgas busy at least through until through next November-December.
Then if I am again like for the last five years winter hammered down with first the respiratory flu; turned to bronchitis; that evolving to viral phynomia AGAIN, probably be going Mike LaRosa/Maxgasman Net silent too. I did direct phoned tried. No responses.
Face it: for practical personal use applications woodgas and charcoal gas is now well well routed out solved for use in personal power-making internal combustion engines.
Here on the DOW that would be Gary Gilmore simple direct use charcoal systems for the small engines.
For the road-use vehicles Wayne Kieth’s personally made/endorsed system is the one.
For AG wheeled tractors WK’s, David Bailie’s, and Arvid Olsens works. And Ron Lemlers woodmill working, woodgased tractor system shows Industrial/Material handling woodgas DOable useage.
On the net available for small engines is Dutch Johns four systems woodgas engines works on his woodgas.nl site.
Ben Petersen’s step by step you-build-it Woodgasifiers Bible for stationary generators available thru Amazon.
Personal Rural-living committed tree-growers use was always my concern goal. Done deal now.
Why even post this up now? Couple, of three, reasons.
So I just do not M.Lr./M.G. mysteriously disappear on you all.
So no one will feel I am going away mad at anyone.
Ha! And my Wife keeps surfacing out and using my special Wobig hand crafted, gifted to me, coffee cup: “What Would Steve U. Do?” Argos 2014.
On any of the topic that I’ve authored and started, with the current forum-setup if at the beginning you click enabled the blue-box: Summarize This Topic; then most all of the my-not-intended topic drift post-jabber-do-nots are weeded out and you can focus only on my What-do’s with others, on-topic, relevant inputs. Not quite a Blog then, but close.
Ha! Ha! Chris Seanz’s Homestead topic then reads like a “I/we are doing this” Blog then. Wonderful.
So . . . . just what non-woodgas activities relevant to this thread topic am I pursuing now?
Taking all possible home/farm electric motors off and first converting to the 72cc Chinese-clone copies of the Yamaha engine. The best can-let sit unused for long periods of time solution for these only needed for part-of-an-hour shaft power like my two air compressors, the well pump, and so forth.
Second: the already four-stroked spark ignition engined useages here like the garden rototiller, riding and walk-behind(four-wheeled-powered) mowers, and the woodsplitter, the Kohler V-twin off of the swingblade sawmill; I will be converting to propane fuel. Using the 20 pound RV/bbq common bottles. Propane get’s you half-way to woodgas/charcoal gas conversions-useages.
And a 100-150 gallon delivery truck filled tank gets the cost here down still to only $1.79 a gallon USD.
As a 14-18 y.o. for an old German family dairy farm, I worked on seasonally; they only used small medium factory propane tractors for all of their light-medium working. Farm rate LPG delivered. Farm tank to tractor filled. Diesel tractor of course for the heavy working like plowing, hay baler/corn chopping, PTO silage blowing.
And before the adjacent National Forest to me gets completely locked our by the various now ultra-green “Friends” groups I’d like to just one more time be able to go up and see old stomping grounds like The Goat Rocks, Cougar Rock, the Lava Beds and a hundred more such. Places I once on maintained Forest Service roads could 2-wd drive to; then then direct-see, or short walk too. These roads mostly have not been restored and maintained since the bad-bad winter floods of 1996. The Greens want this to revert back to nature. Only then accessible to the ultra-fit young. Ha! I was once, back when I wore a younger-mans clothes. A touch-tell of development/Religion/Philosophy worthiness: does this include/accommodate for the Old and young children?? If not. YOU ARE WRONG! DEAD-END!
I am going to need a Trails type motorcycle to be able to do my see-one-last-time next summer adventuring… One I am not so heavily invested into, that when it gets confiscated and I am eventually found-out, and handcuffed-out of the “public-use-for-all” National Forest. Yeah. Anymore only as long as you are young, very fit, and can sing the Green-tunes.
A bike like an old Honda Elsinore MT250. But a current buy-lightly-modify/tune-for-reliability/durability, new production. NOT looking to make another kill-the-alligators project out of this!!
www.chinariders.net the RPS Hawk is looking to be the go-to one. The “AK-47” of Chinese enduro’s.
Gasoline use only. Old school push rod engine. Actually a for-Africa, for-South America cloned bike.
Woodgas a road-use motorcycle? I am too old. Too many local done-wronged who would opps, bump me off. Literally.
Now take one of the new production 250cc Chinese clone V-twins. Rear side saddle first convert to two 20 pound propane tanks. Ride it around a bunch to local’s desensitize. Then stuff those tank-forms with a charcoal gasifer system.
On my IC small use engines the Gary Gilmore inspired route I will be evolving now to replace the propane “needs-must” will be a charcoal pot system. Harbor Freight steel paint pot’s with the charcoal gasifer guts lid mounted down. The “char” made in-place with a standard lid w/chimney and a an in-the-bottom side upward chimney Ell al’la the English fellows book system. Use 2-3-4 of these cheap pots to make never touched engine fuel charcoal for batch-use engine fueling. The charcoal making “waste-heat” greenhouse heating. Domestic hot water heating.
Works with my very low mineral ash Douglas Fir wood with proper pre-chunking of the raw wood inputs. It “pillow-char” degrades into small pieces with no fines if you do not disturb it.
I will not be posting up or blogging about this work.
A local/regional solution for those wanting to direct-use, batch-time use for their small engines on our “poor firewood” Douglas Fir trees.
I actually will no longer be communicating with anyone I cannot face-to-face, and see directly with my own two eyes their woodpile, and that they actually do have committed to at least in-room house heating with THIER OWN site sourced fuel woods.
I no longer have the Life-time left for other’s spins-spins, do-never dreams and social-bravado games.
Had an old dog drop dead on us the night of our first for this winter, snow. Barking greeting my wife come home at 11:00 pm from teaching night classes. He’d had a good day. Two long sniff and scratch walk-abouts that day. Twice dunking himself in the flooded drainage ditch/creek. Eaten a good evening meal. Plunk. Fell/layed down in the nice new soft snow, dead. “Kody! Why you laying down, dog?” Heart failure my nursie wife figures.
How to go out. Happy. Doing.