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Old 12-16-2016, 07:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you have any utility for the residual tar and the ashes?

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Since it's Pyrolysis the 'ashes' should be biochar.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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ash can probably be used in the garden, and tar can be used like in the old days (I could also use it as rust-proofing in my car )

"If sauna, vodka and tar won't help, the disease is fatal"

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Have you seen the wood gasification stoves?
They burn up almost everything.
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"If sauna, vodka and tar won't help, the disease is fatal"

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Biochar is a soil amendment.
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ash can probably be used in the garden, and tar can be used like in the old days (I could also use it as rust-proofing in my car )

"If sauna, vodka and tar won't help, the disease is fatal"

-Old finnish saying
Ash is good to decrease the acidity of the soil. An old Jap immigrant once told me he used to do that in order to lead the watermelons he cultivated to become sweetier.

Tar is great for throat infections and respiratory diseases in general.
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and it smells gooood we have a lot of historical buildings close to my home, love that smell at old machine meetings
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but first, i'll build it for tractor use. If the design is good enough, i'll convert a Ram van or a Chevy Astro for wood gas- with automatic gas lambda adjustment, Quick-autostart and pellet-feeding system in the future

The engine must be tuned with higher comp and maybe introduce a supercharger, it improves the efficiency
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Back when I was more heavily into VWs, I seem to recall reading that the WWII wood gas conversions also has shorter engine life in addition to the reduced power. I can't remember what the root cause was -- no lead for the valves, inconsistent mixture, or what -- but I'll try to dig up a reference before too long.
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It's probably the tar. And the missing of lead is a great cause of the wear.

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