Anyone using a Wood Gasification Boiler?

Re: Anyone using a Wood Gasification Boiler?

PostBy: WIcoal On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:51 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:Where I live in Chenango County, NY there are a lot of wood users and woods. The popularity of the outdoor boiler has picked up recently and is causing the more densely populated municipalities to outlaw them, except for the wood gasification types, due to the smoke nuisance.

I am curious as to how they work and if they work as they say, i.e. nearly smokeless. I am also curious if the wood fire can be controlled better like a coal or pellet device yielding more efficiency. Lastly what's the cost.


Here is a website of an outdoor gasification wood boiler; http://www.naturescomfortllc.com
I heat with a gasification wood furnace in my basement, which does not produce any smoke. I have the model 200 http://www.lamppakuuma.com
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Stove/Furnace Make: Lamppa Kuuma wood furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: Rika Austroflamm pellet stove

Re: Anyone using a Wood Gasification Boiler?

PostBy: lobstafari On: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:47 am

I have an old Tarm. Its not hooked up properly, the gasifier pot is smashed out of it, and it is in a poorly insulated 1800s brick farmhouse. It smokes on startup, about like any woodstove might, but once the stack temp gets to about 300, you push in the bypass lever to start gasifying. When you look at the chimney outdoors, there is no smoke, and heat trails are visible only when its below zero, otherwise youd never know it was lit. We keep our house in the mid 60s range all winter, and use a fair amount of hot water. Last winter we burned 7 cords of wood. The previous owner installed it, so Im not sure of the cost, but Im sure it was less than $5k. I would recommend one to anybody who had the wood to feed it, and the space to set one up. It seems to burn best with finely split wood, forklift pallets, and dry pine. It has 1" heater hose running into the house from a 1,000 gal tank. If anyone had a picture of what the gasification pot looked like, Im pretty sure I could copy it using refractory cement, and increase the efficiency. Thanks!
lobstafari
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: OLD, I believe 2000

Re: Anyone using a Wood Gasification Boiler?

PostBy: lobstafari On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:17 am

I answered my own question, Bioheat USA sells the gasification pots, and all other brick for it. Easier to buy them all made up than fabricate.
Last edited by Richard S. on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: OLD, I believe 2000