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Offline Vulcan Gasifier

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Re: General gasifier discussion
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2016, 06:04:25 PM »
Yup I just put lava rocks in it. You can always add filtering to it too, but to get an inexpensive base unit on the market this is how we are going to offer it. Ive been running a small 3 HP generator with it with no tar issues. As soon as funding will allow, Im going to get a slightly larger one. This one is just to small to really do anything running on wood gas.

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Re: General gasifier discussion
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2016, 12:18:33 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2016, 10:31:08 PM »
I like your persistence

Keep at it

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Re: General gasifier discussion
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2016, 08:54:58 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship. My only criticism is it still looks relatively complex to operate. There seems to be a lot the operator could do wrong if he didn't know exactly what he was doing. I'm forced to wonder how much more of the process could be automated?

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Re: General gasifier discussion
« Reply #19 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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Re: General gasifier discussion
« Reply #20 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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