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Energy Options => Other Energy Sources => Topic started by: UnderTheRadar on May 30, 2018, 10:11:41 AM

Title: Deep well pump running on woodgas
Post by: UnderTheRadar on May 30, 2018, 10:11:41 AM
Installed this in Oregon yesterday.  Customer is completely off grid and wanted to run his 8kW generator on scrap wood instead of gasoline.  Also, is worried about gas price if war starts with Iran.  Install, generator modification, and start-up training completed in 2 hours.

https://youtu.be/JmDFg7VSYbc

Mike Leister
www.tacticalwoodgas.com
Title: Re: Deep well pump running on woodgas
Post by: Redman on May 30, 2018, 05:17:36 PM
I got no sound on the YT but anyway. In the 50's my mother I think it was told me that if I put some wood sticks in a coffee can with a lid and heated that on the stove I could light the vapor coming out of the can. I worked. That was the old coffee cans with the key to unwind the sealing metal. Can't do that anymore.
Title: Re: Deep well pump running on woodgas
Post by: CharlesH on May 30, 2018, 06:52:58 PM
Cool.  How long will the generator run on material being gasified before needing new material to be added?
Title: Re: Deep well pump running on woodgas
Post by: Stwood on May 31, 2018, 09:04:55 AM
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Title: Re: Deep well pump running on woodgas
Post by: Zef_66 on May 31, 2018, 10:09:55 AM
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

It would be interesting to see how much wood would run the generator for a certain length of time. Like a 1/4 cord would run for 8 hours or whatever. Just a general idea.