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Old 05-26-2021, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Woodgas meetup 2021

I probably should have mentioned it before , but DriveonWood.com is having a meetup in Argos, IN June 3-6. I am attending as I've been curious about converting (even if it's just for curiosities sake) the mercury and it's ~2 hrs from me. If anyone has any questions I can try to find some answers. I've done some research so I might be able to answer basic questions already, but if not I can try to get better ones at the event.

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Old 05-26-2021, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wood pellets?

Particulate filters?
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most of the forum users that run wood (vs charcoal) have a wood 'chunker' to turn it into cubes of a relatively consistent size. Converted pickups (don't have to have a compact setup) use wet hay in a barrel. The particulates stick in the water and when the engine is shutoff the water drains off the hay into a tank.
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This has me imagining George Poteet's '32 Ford bobber with an oak barrel in back.


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Wood gas is interesting to say the least, but nowadays I'd rather try it for stationary purposes as a replacement for LPG instead of resorting to it as a motor fuel.
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How many mpt (miles per tree) do people get?
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They say 22 lbs of dry wood is about a gallon of gas. So... divide by 3, cube it, then take the square root...

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I will try to get a general answer. Most like to convert the v8 dakota (90's I think) so I imagine most will be the same vehicle for a little more consistent data.


If this gives you any idea they are making sure to bring extra wood in case anyone who drove a far distance needs any for the return trip.
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Wood gas is interesting to say the least, but nowadays I'd rather try it for stationary purposes as a replacement for LPG instead of resorting to it as a motor fuel.
Yea. Right now I'm mostly just curious. One of the members said I would get hooked, which is definitely possible, but I don't see it happening right now. Just having the know-how of building one could come in handy though.
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A gallon of gasoline has around 128,000 btu per pound.
A pound of dry wood has about 10,000 btu per pound.
But wood gas is supposed to be a lot less efficient than gasoline or propane.
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A gallon of gasoline is ~6lbs so that would be 20k BTUs per lb of gasoline vs 10k for wood (I didn't double check the BTU for wood)

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