Here we will discuss calendar struggles and procedural protocol.
This from Tyler G.,
“Just a thought, but is it possible to push Argos maybe two weeks off from what is was this year? I don’t want to be inconveniencing others by pushing it off, but next year I graduate to high school, and my school has a bunch of stuff planned that I can’t really miss. Anywhere after June 12th is ideal. But it is still a year off, I just would like to put that out there and see if it is also ideal for others. Thanks, Tyler.”
At the meetup, we proposed the weekend after Memorial Day again. Plenty of time now to discuss dates, so people can plan their busy schedules. I myself am date flexible at this time. I know Lemler’s and North’s have fixed commitments that time of year. Plus there is farming that needs done…
Be sure you set that date far enough in advance that YOU can get your gasifier built and available for show and tell!! TomC
I would like to see a later date as well. Like Tom just mentioned, this would give more time in fair weather for build completions.
As far as events goes, it would be perfect for it to be anywhere between June 10th and 19th. Otherwise it can be pushed off even more. Summer break for school starts around the 8th or 9th of June, so basically anytime after that could be easily worked out. And I really do think that I will have something by then, I just need to start with reading all about it. I was thinking of doing a fema style gasifier, what do others think about that? Just use for maybe a generator to start.
Burning charcoal in a Simple Fire gasifier may not be as romantic as wood, but will likely be more satisfying than experimenting with a FEMA.
Ok, I think it would be cool to run a mini bike or something on chargas because of the smaller gasifier needed compared to wood from my understanding. In the premium section of driveonwood are there simplefire gasifier builds? I am going to purchase the wk book and lifetime membership anyway, and I think it would help a lot to get more visual representation. I looked at the plan for the simplefire gasifier, and I cannot understand how to parts would look or go together. Thanks, Tyler.
Later dates work for us, or earlier. those two weeks, end of may beginning of June are always hard for us because we have all of our biggest events of the year then. But we can make anything work.
Here is the location of the thread starting about 7 years ago.
There are 398 postings, with plenty of photos and links to YouTube videos.
It is located under Small Engines and then Charcoal gasification.
I recommend building a TLUD outdoor cookstove as a good way to start accumulating small pieces of well-done charcoal.
Just click on the blue letters after the green G.
Thanks ray Menke, will do.
Gary Gilmore’s 2-barrel system can be built with two smaller sized containers. metal 5 gallon buckets or even 1 gallon bean cans. I like that system better than the t-lud for char production. Nothing against the t-lud, we teach a version of the t-lud also…as a cook stove for refugee camps. Just another option that is good if you are looking for a char production method…it is a good one to try.
I am interested to see what you come up with. I am planning to steel Jakob’s walk behind tractor charcoal project if I have time and health enough to do it before I go to africa this year. I ordered a cooking pot with a glass lid this week to use as the gasifier tank. I hope to be able to demonstrate the gasification process visually through the lid, assuming it doesn’t just smoke up like a glass fire place door. It shouldn’t on char alone.
I’ll stick that in the charcoal projects section if Jake doesn’t already have a thread there.
Anyway, glad to see another young guy with interest like yours…Keep it up. Billy
Sorry, just realized this is supposed to be an Argos Planning thread. Sometimes these things are like letting youtube run overnight. You never know what you will wake up to.
We could stand to do something a little later. Maybe in the mid or late June. But like I said, it all works for us.
Sorry to bump this back up tot he top, but did we ever make a date for 2020? I have to do some planning for some other events and would really like to get a date on the calendar if it is possible. Is it still too early to do that or could we pick something?
Any date is OK with wife and I
Whenever I pick a date, someone is unhappy with it. I just want as many to be able to attend as want to. The date has to work for the Lemler’s, and the fairgrounds must be available. Tyler G. requested a later date, and that seems to be favorable to most, I guess we are always going to be in heavy farming season. I don’t want to have it in July or August, too hot, and competing with other events I like to attend. Wayne, I am glad you are flexible on the date. So maybe around June 13,14, or June 20,21 weekends. Just throwing those out there for comment. Does that work for you, Billy? and others?
Those dates would all be outstanding for the North clan. We always have a big training crunch around the end of May and first of June, and then kind of a slow time through June and then we get to heading over seas toward the end of dry season. So PERFECT for us!
but hope it can work for everyone else.
13-14th time is best
OK, We need to get @Ron_L in the loop now.
The 13-14 dates would be perfect as far as other events for school. 20-21 would work as well, just not the best. Just putting that out there.
Hi , I will check on the availability of the fairgrounds for the 12th- 14th of June. This date works fine for us. We will also check on the prices for the new building, it would be very nice if we could swing it.
The new buildiing sounds nice if it is air condituoned. I woonder though, do they really want a bunch of sooty tarry, truck tinkerers in such a fancy place? I feel like i might have to shower and shave before coming in to eat.
Hi ron and famley, timeing sounds good here, i would like too make 600 mile round trip on wood soon, hope too get my newer truck done by then.