I know this topic has been posted here before, but it seems like a pretty good time to remind everyone that there are alternatives to gasoline and propane (and solar) for generating electricity. This is a pretty good build, and gets the mind thinking about what it will take to build an alternative like this for the coming dark times. Probably not a bad idea to start sourcing the components. I’ve also downloaded the FEMA manual mentioned in the video and LINKED IT HERE.
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Thank you for posting. I sent it to several folks.
Thank you. Good info
Filter the wood gas well or learn how to disassemble and clean your valves often.
Carb engines only, no computer I know of can adjust to wood gas.
One of the benefits. Should work even after an EMP (although not much else will). Several more videos show using it to power a tractor or a truck. Again, even after an EMP. Maybe also to pump water if you don’t have enough head pressure to utilize a ram pump.
Hat tip to ya sir.
Excellent ! I have enough Ohio hardwoods here on the homestead to power a small town . There used to be an old guy in this county that drove an old Ford F350 around with a big gasifier in the bed . Hauled his fuel around as he drove . When he was burning Wild Black American Cherry it made the whole little county town seat village smell good .
Found this older video from an
old email aquaintance I used to communicate
with back in the days -- Mike Brown:
Steam Engine Alternative Energy -- Marjory Wildcraft Interviews Mike Brown
One can use their imaginations 🙂
12 horse power briggs and stratton steam engine
build it now, cause if the grid goes down, ya won’t have a welder, metal saw, drill press, and all those other power tools this guy used to assemble his good looking unit. also might want to look at another method of feeding the smoke generator, as there will be no commercial wood pellets available.
does it foul the plug bad? can ya store the gas?
You can count on it fouling the plug(s) over time, depending on how well it’s filtered in the box before it gets to the generator. Just a little more maintenance.
Regarding storage, I suppose so, but you would be using some of the energy generated to compress it, and not sure how much you could compress and store. Think of it in terms of storing natural gas. It would be kind of like storing the heat from a wood fire. You can store the wood, but the heat, not as easily. Not impossible, but not sure how practical. Your energy storage is in the wood, or in the case of the video, wood pellets.