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Offline SwampDonkey

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #400 on: September 23, 2009, 06:13:51 pm »
Some of the boys (on another thread) were going to Maine to hunt moose. One of the food items mentioned was horseradish cheese. Now I just gotta poke some fun in here, and was wondering if you might send them some of the moose cheese they make in Sweden?

Most everyone already thinks I'm nuts around here, but just another one of them moments.

Something Mighty Cheesy   ;D

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #401 on: September 23, 2009, 06:34:49 pm »
I want to try some muuse cheese.

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Did Clint Eastwood really say that? ... ;D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #402 on: September 23, 2009, 08:46:10 pm »

. I've been wanting to build gassers for about 10 years, and finally built a decent shop, and put together a machine shop this year, so hopefully next spring I will start building a unit.

Paul and I both want to build a stationary gasser to power a small engine to drive an auto (Delco) alternator for a backup DC generator. I use the DC to charge my solar system.

DanG JPgreen, we think alike. I'm eyeing the 18 hp briggs I pulled off the woodmizer, got a pile of old propane tanks and hot water heaters. What I'm thinkin about would be a little different.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #403 on: September 23, 2009, 10:29:17 pm »
It's our natural engineering minds Piney.

Now had we any sense we would be millionairs by now ... :D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #404 on: September 24, 2009, 02:59:08 am »
Swamp Donkey-

Did Clint Eastwood really say that? ... ;D

Yes, in his movie "The Enforcer" with Tyne Daly.  ;D

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #405 on: September 24, 2009, 07:57:53 pm »
Hi every one!
Paul!
Hav`nt seen you at woodgasbuilder in a while now! I hope everything is good with you and  all!


Werner,

I hadn't heard from you for awhile either and thought maybe you got thrown in jail or something  :D
Have you heard from Johan?There is nothing new on his website.

Everything is okay here and I've driven the woodgas truck around town a few times but had to park it for awhile when the weather was really hot because I didn't want to risk having the woodgas generator "sneeze" and throw some sparks.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #406 on: September 24, 2009, 08:18:13 pm »
Woodgas sneeze? That's a scary thought for around here Paul.  Never knew they could get a cold. Don't they make a handkerchief for that? ... :D :o
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #407 on: September 24, 2009, 09:10:13 pm »
It doesn't happen too often Pat but the gasifier will have a minor backfire or explosion that is released through the springloaded lid.It blows a bit of smoke but it's really no big thing.

When I leave here through the reserve,there is a steep hill that leaves the valley floor and it's a slow pull for the truck.For some reason,the truck would sneeze just at the crest of the hill and on a couple occasions there were tailgaters following but after the sneeze,they back way off  :D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #408 on: September 24, 2009, 10:59:07 pm »
Paul
Maybe you could vent that out through a whistle, so when she blows it will sound like an old steam train comin through.  ;D ;D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #409 on: September 25, 2009, 01:02:24 am »
Paul ... :D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #410 on: September 27, 2009, 08:57:30 pm »
Paul and I both want to build a stationary gasser to power a small engine to drive an auto (Delco) alternator for a backup DC generator. I use the DC to charge my solar system.

If you are interested in a DC generator, I've got a line on a bunch of used 5KW high-end DC generators (can do 12, 24 or 48 vdc, maybe other voltages?). They are set up to run on propane - I assume these could also burn wood gas. My brother-in-law picked up a bunch of them, surplus from a phone company merger. Can get them custom programmed for off-grid battery charging, or other applications. If you are interested, let me know and I'll dig up more info.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #411 on: September 28, 2009, 10:49:01 am »
Interesting.

Pics, more info?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #412 on: September 28, 2009, 11:18:01 am »
JPGreen -

Here's a link to the website with info on the Generators: http://www.sagecliff.com/generators/

Site has a basic description (pulled from a product brochure), links to manuals, & etc. At the bottom of the page is the contact info for my brother-in-law, who has a bunch of them. He is negotiating to sell a good bit of them to a telephone cooperative, but is willing to split them up.

Engines are Briggs & Stratton Vanguard. He also is working with one of the engineers who was on the team who designed them, who will recondition and reprogram them for various applications.

My B-I-L is also interested in somewhat interested in woodgas, so he'd probably enjoy a conversation with you about what you're up to with that, and how his generators might work on woodgas.

Tell him I said "hi"

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #413 on: December 04, 2010, 03:11:52 pm »
what happen to all wood gas People

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #414 on: December 04, 2010, 03:28:12 pm »
Ran out of puff and steam. :D

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #415 on: December 04, 2010, 03:30:24 pm »
well it good reading while it lasted

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #416 on: December 04, 2010, 03:34:05 pm »
Actually, Paul is quite busy with his new business I suspect. Probably at times wishes he was driving the wood gas FORD instead. ;)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #417 on: December 04, 2010, 04:04:50 pm »
You're right SD,we've had no time for the truck this year.It's at a friends place in Pemberton until another friend can bring it over on his trailer.
Ron has been active still with his truck.
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« Reply #418 on: December 04, 2010, 04:19:37 pm »
Paul, I was meaning to ask you if they did much brushing over there in your new neighborhood? There is a fellow from back east here with a tree planting forum and it seems they are talking mostly BC tree planting, not much about brushing besides what I tell'm.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #419 on: December 04, 2010, 04:44:33 pm »
There was a couple of crews that went through a few months ago and they hired quite a few locals but I don't know much other than they are running FS250 saws or the equivilent
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