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by jed turtle
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Gasifying, Biochar producing Wood Stove
Topic: updated wood gas tech kit
Replies: 4
Views: 11000

Re: ANOTHER updated wood gas tech kit

just wanted to update this category.
a friend recently sent this link to a new, modern wood gasifier. looks very nice.

http://victorygasifier.com/the-hotwatt/
by jed turtle
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: using "totes"/ palletized liquid containers
Replies: 0
Views: 8883

using "totes"/ palletized liquid containers

hi, i have had nearly 40 years to think about how i want to attempt a larger scale digester than my original 55 gal drum the last time i made methane, when i recently and unexpectedly came across palletized liquid shipping containers known as "totes" that are available from certain firms &...
by jed turtle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Catchall
Topic: using methane as vehicle fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 11209

Re: using methane as vehicle fuel

ugh. i just lost a long post by trying to back up before submitting. :( anyways the first link didn't connect me. thanks for the second link. just wanted to say that i have access to fairly substantial quantities of various types of manure. it has occurred to me for some time that i could produce en...
by jed turtle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Gasifying, Biochar producing Wood Stove
Topic: updated wood gas tech kit
Replies: 4
Views: 11000

Re: updated wood gas tech kit

many years ago i had purchased the Mother Earth News plans for making a wood burner gasifier (ostensibly to run a truck) but never had the money or technology to get it built. and of course, people do build them, and use them, but i don't know for how long. during WWII, those who used them in europe...
by jed turtle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Composting Toilet
Topic: installed the sunmar composter NE3000
Replies: 2
Views: 9332

Re: installed the sunmar composter NE3000

yeah, lots of issues involved with that setup. like the state of maine allows composter toilets, but come to find out, because this one has water flush (we have the sealand toilets as well) it wasn't covered under the state law which requires an inlet air vent to/from the roof at each toilet. of cou...
by jed turtle
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: biodigester in costa rica
Replies: 2
Views: 3896

Re: biodigester in costa rica

ha! i always wondered how Alaskans survived winter-long night and sub-zero temps for seasons at a time.

now i know. Costa Rica sounds like the perfect remedy for cold and dark.
by jed turtle
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General Catchall
Topic: using methane as vehicle fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 11209

Re: using methane as vehicle fuel

just discovered a reply to one of my older threads on tb2k that related to methane, which reply discusses compressing methane. the poster, by the way, i consider to be very knowledgeable in a vast variety of scientific subjects. i thought it would be helpful to quote the pertinent part of that thre...
by jed turtle
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: oil drum batch digesters in Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 3647

oil drum batch digesters in Texas

this is a site that is still around but seems to have deleted some of the pages that it once had. http://web.archive.org/web/20020812035450/www.backyardmethane.com/index.htm i actually bought his material, and it was worth the price imho. he has been connecting about 20, 55 gal oil drums painted bla...
by jed turtle
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: biodigester in costa rica
Replies: 2
Views: 3896

biodigester in costa rica

i have a few links i've saved over the years to sites that are still up at the moment where people have done some work with biodigesters. this is one that is pretty neat i think and is worth adding to the mix here, if that is ok. http://www.ruralcostarica.com/biodigester.html?gclid=CJPf8Pjt4aACFUFM5...
by jed turtle
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Catchall
Topic: using methane as vehicle fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 11209

using methane as vehicle fuel

i had bought the video a few years back and then discovered that it is now available for viewing for free on the internet. about Harold Bates (interviewed by Mother Earth News in the early 1970s iirc- i have the copy somewhere) who was making his own methane and driving around with it. he was also m...
by jed turtle
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General Catchall
Topic: wood stove TEG
Replies: 2
Views: 4426

Re: wood stove TEG

thought i would add this to the pile for reference

http://www.tegpower.com/products.html

discussion thread on TEG units here
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthre ... ost3941761
by jed turtle
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Composting Toilet
Topic: installed the sunmar composter NE3000
Replies: 2
Views: 9332

installed the sunmar composter NE3000

hi, last year i bought and installed the sunmar non-electric composter. bought and installed 3 RV type toilets to feet it. each has a pedal operated flush that uses 1 pint. i ought to write a book on the trials and tribulations (legal and disappointments with the claims of the manufacturer as well a...
by jed turtle
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: Plug flow digester
Replies: 18
Views: 16132

there are many brands of epoxy type paint also that could be painted on the concrete surface to provide a barrier between the slurry/ gas and concrete.
by jed turtle
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Anaerobic Digester
Topic: Biogas Digester for Dog Kennel wastes on Cyprus?
Replies: 19
Views: 15793

hi Bob, you have a great site here. thanks. i used to make methane 30 years ago in a 55 gal drum buried in a manure pile, continuous feed. stored the gas in inner tubes. after a month the scum buildup shut off escaping gas. anyways, that link to the low-cost digester was very interesting but why do ...

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