franco b wrote:I like the idea that you want to design something. I don't like the intense smoke. As in a pellet stove wood burns best if fed in very small batches and frequently. Your feed will have to be a measured small quantity like a cup full timed to burn well before the next cup full. I don't think it easy to design the feed and stop part without jamming on the chips.
Justify008 wrote:the chances of a spark getting past two flappers without cooling off was minimal.
I like it. You still have to design a proper burn chamber and like Freddy says, no green wood.Justify008 wrote:So maybe something like this. Quick sketch the hopper would probably be closer to the stove since I can only find max 24" actuators with a quick search. But in this plan the chute would be at an upward angle towards the stove and the actuators would be in like a shielded box so when they push up it closes the hopper off and pushes the chips up and into the burn chamber. Have a flapper on the top of the chute that pushes open. And then would just close when the ram retracts. And benefit of this is it would be more controllable and measurable since only so many chips can fit in the chute. And no heat or sparks travelling up to the chip box. What do you guys think?
Sting wrote:Install a Garn for the wood - a coal boiler for the Magic black rock - and a resistance boiler for freeze burst protection
Pipe it all together with proper isolation and control
Send the energy to the load
Bhvacr wrote:Might try some internet searches on it.