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Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-26-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
My error, stated it poorly, there are several of...

My error, stated it poorly, there are several of us contributing to the building/testing of the same ONE Fluidyne gasifier, not several differant units.

Imbert tables -- The tables are all...
Forum: Cold Weather Biodiesel 11-26-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Tim c cook
Been web searching as to how ozone may be used to...

Been web searching as to how ozone may be used to de-hydrogenate used veg oil and I ran across a couple referances to this, I don't understand it all but maybe someone with better chemistry can...
Forum: Biodiesel Equipment 11-22-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Tim c cook
Microprocessor PWM heater element control -- ...

Microprocessor PWM heater element control -- For most general fluid heating applications you don't really need the PWM control to be very fast, or even synchronized with the power line. Switch the...
Forum: General Biodiesel Discussion 11-22-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Tim c cook
Yes, I treat all my oil with a baking soda water...

Yes, I treat all my oil with a baking soda water wash, it washes out water soluable acids and converts excess FFA into water soluable soap (detailed description here, with links to other FFA...
Forum: General SVO Discussion 11-21-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By Tim c cook
Edit - click the center folder "edit" icon in the...

Edit - click the center folder "edit" icon in the bottom right corner of the completed post you want to edit, it will open and let you make changes.
Forum: Biodiesel for Heating 11-21-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Tim c cook
what is an "oil circulator" for, is it a type of...

what is an "oil circulator" for, is it a type of heater. Please elaborate on how it works. There are discussions here about several different types of heaters, pot or drip heaters, vertical...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-20-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
I recently became aware that there is a different...

I recently became aware that there is a different type wood chipper available, these are refered to as "screw chippers". They have been around since the 1970's apparently but I never heard of them...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-20-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
I found the link to the United Nations forestry...

I found the link to the United Nations forestry department document about gasifiers

This is the table of contents (http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/T0512E/T0512e00.htm#Contents) that you can use to...
Forum: Making Biodiesel 11-20-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Tim c cook
Not a direct answer- but- my great grandfolks...

Not a direct answer- but- my great grandfolks butchered there own stock and rendered the bits in one of those huge black cast iron witche's pots. They also made there own soap from cooking fats....
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-20-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
Todd t -- Pillowcase filter -- In reading...

Todd t -- Pillowcase filter -- In reading through several Scandinavian gasifier articles they use a similar filter on several of the Imbert gasifiers on WWII farm tractors. Modern testing of this...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-19-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
Fluidyne -- Yes, the gasifer that several of...

Fluidyne -- Yes, the gasifer that several of us locally have built is an almost exact duplicate of the one in the 8 page Fluidyne PDF. I think we uses a slightly smaller diameter throat just...
Forum: Oil Collections 11-14-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Tim c cook
From my experiance, the hydrogenated oils...

From my experiance, the hydrogenated oils somewhat break down when exposed to the heat and time in the fryer. I have one source that only uses the "creamy" partially hydrogenated oil, when new it is...
Forum: Biodiesel for Heating 11-12-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tim c cook
It is getting cold enough now to need heat in the...

It is getting cold enough now to need heat in the house full time so I have been checking everything out getting ready to light the drip heater, up until now I have been burning wood occasionally as...
Forum: SVO as a Heating Oil 11-11-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,412
Posted By Tim c cook
jessejames -- Yep, I have read through the...

jessejames -- Yep, I have read through the altfuelfurnace site, the info is there if one wants to spend the time, I even bought a syphon nozzle from you a while back to do a conversion but my small...
Forum: SVO as a Heating Oil 11-09-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Tim c cook
Not that simple - it will burn but it will...

Not that simple - it will burn but it will produce HUGE amounts of smoke and soot, needs to be a bit more sophisticated than that.

Read through the posts in THIS forum...
Forum: Biodiesel Equipment 11-09-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Tim c cook
A plain old cheap 12 volt auto battery charger...

A plain old cheap 12 volt auto battery charger works great, you probably already have one. Don't bother with the battery, connect the charger directly to the pump.

My main transfer pump is driven...
Forum: Biodiesel Equipment 11-09-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By Tim c cook
Do you really need a floor built into the shed,...

Do you really need a floor built into the shed, build the walls and leave the floor dirt and pour several inches of sawdust over it. Veg and biodiesel are bio-degradable and will break down largly...
Forum: Biodiesel for Heating 11-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tim c cook
The BTU rating should be listed on a tag on the...

The BTU rating should be listed on a tag on the water heater someplace BUT - it will be a bit misleading for a 6 gallon RV water heater. These water heaters are VERY IN-efficient, the BTU rating will...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-08-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
This links to...

This links to (http://www.clean-air.org/Ed%20Burton%20Story/wood_chips_to_bio.htm) a website describing one fellows gasifier experiments. He has developed what he named a "spiralshear", He feeds...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-08-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
Pellet size -- From reading it seems that about...

Pellet size -- From reading it seems that about 1 inch size blocks are closet to ideal, several users indicate that grape sized fuel is too small and will produce more tar, our woodchip teating...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-08-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Tim c cook
keelec -- I found a few referances to air...

keelec -- I found a few referances to air cooled VW's burning alcohol during a web search, don't have any links but there is info about it out there, worked fine once everything was updated to...
Forum: Biodiesel for Heating 11-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tim c cook
J. C. Whitney has several versions of these...

J. C. Whitney has several versions of these auxiliary hot water radiators available new HERE...
Forum: Biodiesel for Heating 11-03-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tim c cook
Indoor hot water radiator - School busses and...

Indoor hot water radiator - School busses and some older trucks have hot water cab heaters that are self-contained with an outer housing enclosing the radiator as well as a 12 volt fan. Maybe I spend...
Forum: Algae Biodiesel 11-03-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Tim c cook
Maybe, for a short while at least. I have a 1000...

Maybe, for a short while at least. I have a 1000 gallon cistern in my yard, I experimented using it's cool water for cooling my bedroom, the water was 72 deg f when the ambient air temp was in the...
Forum: Renewable Energy (Other than Biodiesel) 11-03-2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tim c cook
If you develop an efficient method of making wood...

If you develop an efficient method of making wood blocks please post it, it is very time consuming doing it manually. Solid blocks will produce the most gas, from reading it looks like the best shape...
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