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John Galt
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Re: Wood-Fired Steam Engine to Drive Generator?

Rather than steam, check out wood gasification.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas


Beezel

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That's what I was going to suggest.


garys_2k
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reply to John Galt

said by John Galt:

Rather than steam, check out wood gasification.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas

Here's the DOE's DIY gas generator:
»upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c···ency.pdf


Jon
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said by John Galt:

Rather than steam, check out wood gasification.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas

I saw someone run a generator like this on one of those prepper shows. They didn't explain it though. The gasifier seems pretty simple to make. I wonder what kind of modifications you would need to make to the generator though.

garys_2k
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That's pretty much spelled out in the DOE document I linked to, above. They ran a 35 HP gas-engine tractor with a "mobile" unit and explain all the construction and other details.



Jon
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I saw that. I was typing my post when you posted it. I type slow I'll check it out later. looks interesting.



Snakeoil
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reply to John Galt

said by John Galt:

Rather than steam, check out wood gasification.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas

Thank you. That is pretty interesting. Hmm, I wonder if Kudzu with it's woody steam would be good for this, as fuel.
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Snakeoil
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said by garys_2k:

said by John Galt:

Rather than steam, check out wood gasification.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas

Here's the DOE's DIY gas generator:
»upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c···ency.pdf

Dang that is kool.
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