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by woodburner
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Woodgas Stove
Replies: 42
Views: 27973

Re: Effeciency?

I get the impression that the woodgas stove is more efficient than the rocket stove as it more completely combusts the wood. However I cannot find a direct comparison of the efficiency anywhere. I don't think the woodgas stove is more efficient than a rocket stove. The Woodgas stove was intended fo...
by woodburner
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Woodgas Stove
Replies: 42
Views: 27973

I think a 9-3-25 would be adequate. The Woodgas stove uses 2 AA batteries and they last for hours.
by woodburner
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Woodgas Stove
Replies: 42
Views: 27973

I think the Woodgas stove could be run without batteries and would probably give similar performance as the Bushbuddy. There isn't quite enough draught available to give the best combustion unless a fan or an additional chimney is used with small stoves. This is a fact of life with combustion, it ca...
by woodburner
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Grinding grain
Replies: 40
Views: 13429

That mill "requires 30% less energy to turn". Than what?
by woodburner
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Grinding grain
Replies: 40
Views: 13429

I will be making an adaptor shortly to use my grain mill with a cordless drill. ............ I have 3 x batteries for my cordless, so should be fairly stress free. With a hand mill, it takes around 1/2 hour to grind enough flour for a loaf. Even then the flour gets warm. You will not be able to sho...
by woodburner
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Grinding grain
Replies: 40
Views: 13429

Why not use the mill as a load an an exercise bike? Or any other bike.
by woodburner
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Woodgas Stove
Replies: 42
Views: 27973

They work well. I bought 3 small and 3 large last year when the £/$ was high. some practice running them gives better results. It's possible to run them without batteries, but you have to have a draught generator. I used two 6" riser tubes http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r173/goggle_photos/D...
by woodburner
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Ideas for an unattended acre?
Replies: 22
Views: 6331

Mmmmm.........Squirrel with hazelnut stuffing, slurrrrp.
by woodburner
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Ideas for an unattended acre?
Replies: 22
Views: 6331

Re: Money

I am hoping to be eating the hazels, apples and yams within four years.. Well I hope you don't have any grey squirrels. These evil vermin decimate hazelnut crops. Before they arrived, people in these islands used to have a substantial part of the diet made up by hazelnuts. Best thing is shoot them,...
by woodburner
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Ideas for an unattended acre?
Replies: 22
Views: 6331

Look at this. I've just ordered a copy. There is a book on the subject by John Hart as well, needles to say I've ordered that too. My garden is part way there, I intend to move in the forest garden direction as part of the attraction being minimal maintenance.
by woodburner
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: wood burning stove in victorian house in London?
Replies: 15
Views: 15194

We live in a Victorian house too. We too have a woodburner, Clearview Pioneer. Luckily the stove is in the place where a coal fired range would have been, but the other original fireplaces round the house all have stone surrounds (or they look very much like it). You could probably get one from a re...