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General Discussion / Re: Say Hello!
« Last post by nishabith on April 11, 2017, 01:59:43 PM »
Hello Z,

My name is Abith - working closely with negative RF energy!
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General Discussion / Re: Say Hello!
« Last post by IronHead on January 02, 2017, 09:25:48 AM »
Welcome to the forum scooterist007
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General Discussion / Re: IronHead machine shop
« Last post by IronHead on January 02, 2017, 09:25:05 AM »
Shipping might be a problem, You should move closer :)
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General Discussion / Re: Say Hello!
« Last post by scooterist007 on January 01, 2017, 10:35:19 AM »
Hi there, new guy here from the UK, I came across your you tube channel and thought I would sign up  :)
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General Discussion / Re: IronHead machine shop
« Last post by zero on December 15, 2016, 05:45:02 PM »
{Z raises his hand for one of those 100lb tanks}  8)
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General Discussion / Re: IronHead machine shop
« Last post by IronHead on December 10, 2016, 03:16:45 PM »
Thanks guys. Good to see yaz here. I have a bunch of 100lb propane bottles. I should do something with them.
And yes it really is about darn time Bro :)
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Wood gasification / Re: General gasifier discussion
« Last post by Vulcan Gasifier on December 07, 2016, 10:34:43 PM »
Ok got a couple of things to post here. One is if you don't know I am doing a new series on a free open source gasifier. Yes the plans are free along with a video support. I also have a forum but since you are already at this one we surly can use this thread for forum support here. You will need to go to my sight to get the downloads though. Hopefully someone here builds one and can help take the reins here on this forum to assist others. This is open source for the DIY community and that is the only reason its open sources. Its up to you guys building to add improvements to the design to pay it forward to the next DIY guys. My commercial machines are far beyond this little gasifier and it does feature a lot of stuff we have learned over the years. However, it is still a very simple Imbert design. What's cool about the TOG is it is completely modular just like the commercial machines we build. Build the machine, learn how it operates and then if you want to experiment with your own versions of components you can simply build them and bolt them in place of any original pieces.

Here is a link to my channel and scroll down to the TOG Series playlist on my channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIj9jrb2pG4mNb_njWMKxPg

On another note I just sold one of our Rocket Stoves and had to do the updates for the 2017 model. Going to be carving out parts starting tomorrow for it.

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General Discussion / Re: IronHead machine shop
« Last post by Vulcan Gasifier on December 07, 2016, 10:23:51 PM »
About darn time you got over here!! haha just messin with ya! It will be good to see some new projects on here :)
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General Discussion / Re: IronHead machine shop
« Last post by keithturtle on December 07, 2016, 09:11:41 PM »
 Welcome to the forum bro.  I solved my heat problem with propane tanks, sort of.  My current project, and has been for the past year, is to modify a 20# cylinder into some sort of useful stove or heat appliance.  To that end, I need 20# cylinders, obviously.

Two local hardware stores (same owner) fill tanks and charge the customer $3 to take expired or rusty tanks off their hands.

Their supplier has since tripled the charge to take away said expired tanks, creating a challenge for the stores.  I haul them off for free, then burn off any propane left inside to heat the shop with a small catalytic Mr Heater and a modified unit heater hanging from the ceiling.  Once empty, I pull the valves and turn it upside down for a couple days before I slice it up with the plasma cutter.  I end up with something along the lines of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgM9Lzmzz8
albeit much more durable.

Probably violates some DOT or DOE rule, but since I'm saving the owner a big headache and big bucks, all is well.  I have enough gas for the winter, but then my shop is 1/4 the size of yours.

To speak to your issue, I would suggest a wall-mounted Rocket Mass Heater.  Most home applications sport a bench or bed for thermal mass, but the shop would benefit from the drum out front with the heat pipes and mass arranged vertically behind.  Wood pellets or corn would be the simplest, but properly done it could be fired only twice during the day and make all the heat you need.

A free standing rocket stove like Z's would work well, but requires more attention.   It's a trade-off; hands on for more minutes in the day, or invest the time and materials for the RMH and leave you to tend to business.

IMHO

Turtle, gassing it
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Wood gasification / Re: General gasifier discussion
« Last post by Vulcan Gasifier on December 07, 2016, 11:12:40 AM »
Nope its bullet proof. there is nothing an operator could do to make a mistake. Push any button at any time and you simply can't light it wrong. There are certain things that do not work if you don't have other things armed first. For instance the engine will not fire or work unless the automation system is armed first.

Next gen will run "autonomously" so no operator input is required anyways. This machine is the prototype and will be the first and last with manual controls. All new machines will get the new controller systems. All an operator will have to do is fill the hopper, arm the system, then simply walk away. The machine will run itself, you'll feed it like a pet!!

Once I get into cell phone apps, the machine will be able to be monitored and controlled remotely. It will be able to send you text alerts if it encounters problems or is hungry. I want the machines to also be able to have there own networking systems, transmitting and relay stations to carry internet and phone services. They would act sort like a cell tower in a community. This is a way bigger picture with a full community of machines working together. This may seem far fetched but leave the USA and you will see very fast this is quite doable. This is how the smart grids are going to be set up abroad. We are way behind the rest of the world in renewable technology.
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