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PostSubject: Hi Everyone   Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:31 am

My name is James Hookway. I live in Sheffield UK.

I have been using rocket stoves to make charcoal for the last 3 years. You can see my video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYaP5K0AkE. I have made several charcoal retorts using rockets stoves not all have worked.

I have been working with the University of Sheffield on some ideas of how to make a rocket stove which has a long bottom section and distributes the heat before going up the chimney, so if you want info on that please get back to me. I also have another video of a long rocket stove on my channel.

I have had some ideas for the rockets stove forge which I will post soon.

Thanks to everyone who set up this forum and everyone who is contributing

James
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:55 pm

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to see your projects

Take a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OihWp49IPw

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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:47 pm

thats realy interesting ! welcome and its look like you have alot information to share! glad you join
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

This looks very promising James, would very much like to know how you set this up.

I am wondering if it is possible to take what you have done here and apply this idea to a gassifer that produces gas to run combustion engines.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:43 am

it is very simple as it seals the wood in a barrel and the wood gas is fed back into the rocket stove.

I made a much larger one, but the moisture content of the wood being made into charcoal was so great it took a day just to dry out! It did produce a huge quantity of wood gas. There maybe another way although by using too much of the wood gas you would have to stoke the fire for much longer.

I have tried to upload a picture of it without success.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:41 pm

i looked a little further and this one creates more than just one charcoal production also good set up via piping the gases for other things
music at first is loud thoe

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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:19 am

Yes, this is a good system. Although controlling it will be tricky as the moisture content of wood varies. Unfortunately there is no second video showing the drying system.

Personally I would not be interested in producing the tars as I have no use for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:24 am

Hi James and welcome, really like your charcoal retort, have built several of these over the years to produce charcoal, although never with a rocket in the centre. Liking the idea of the gas production as a bi product opens up alot of ideas for future builds.

If its ok I will move your retort into the stove section.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi Everyone   Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks and no problem with moving
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