Gasifier. Has anyone built one?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by peepblessed, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    My DH wants to build a gasifier and has found several plans on the internet. Has anyone built one? Any suggestions on do's and don'ts? Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After eating a jar of these:
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    The DW says I am a gasifier!
     
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A gasifier is a device that converts a biomass into methane using heat or a chemical process.... I think I was born a gasifier.[​IMG]
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm disappointed! I thought there'd be a ton of gasifier people out there in chicken land! [​IMG]
     
  7. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've made lump charcoal before and the by-product of that is gasification. It's a pretty low tech process involving a small barrel with holes in the bottom loaded with wood chunks suspended inside a larger barrel. Once the fire is built inside the larger barrel and the wood in the smaller barrel gets up to temp. the methane starts blowing out the holes in the bottom of the small barrel. It will soon ignite and actually feed the fire. It sounds like a jet with the afterburners lit.
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Looks like you are ready to build a gasifier. [​IMG]
     
  9. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So many projects, so little time. I might give it a try this spring.
     

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