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My first journey into wood gas has been quite a ride, but will work.....

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  • Well this was a journey, I've got a way better design in me but I love the trail and error and I know you like seeing it all to, stay tuned for the ultimate garden swing. Limit stock available on the merch so get it quick www.colinfurzeshop.com

  • Technically carbon neutral.

  • Wood gas has a lot of carbon monoxide. Not a great idea to experiment with this stuff indoors.

  • Why not a grass powered lawn mower?

  • Colin's way may be crazy, but it's crazy fun and awesome as all hell. :D

  • make a grass powered lawn mower

  • Try to insulate the stove area like a rocket stove. This might increase the heat which would decrease the tar by making it a more clean burn.

  • Unable to purchase stuff and have it sent to Sweden due to UK's love for EU, good luck selling your merc... Sigh.

  • You are the craziest SLcdr in the world!

  • If Doc Brown had known about this then Back to the Future III would have been a much shorter film......

  • Use hard wood soft wood has too much tar

  • The next challenge is to make it run off some sort of pellet that you make from grass clippings. the circle of life type ish.

  • looks like something from steampunk

  • I can’t believe this mad man is doing all this cutting and welding in a tie!

  • Colin in 2030: Let's build a fusion powered lawnmower!

  • Someone: electronic lawnmowers are better! Other someone:no petrol powered are best! Colin:Amateurs…

  • 10:11 “it’s working” #starwars

  • Instead of using negative pressure to pull the fan through, why don’t you use positive pressure to push the gas through? I feel like this is something that you’ve probably already address’s, but I’m curious why you didn’t do that.

  • But what if it ran on the grass itself...

  • insane

  • "What do you want to be when you grow up, young Colin?" "A lunatic"

  • Technically "corps" is pronounced "core", it's a French word (for "body", as in "body of men"). In Colin's case though he should keep it as "corpse" cos it's probably more accurate for a flying bike running off chainsaw motors with no proper guards. I forget where he got the motors from, I know somebody sponsored him and bunged him a pair of free ones that were just a bit underpowered. Kind of silly that, an engine company not knowing the right amount of power.

  • Just gonna guess, before I carry on watching, but running hot air over steel wool isn't a great idea. It'll oxidise away to nothing in seconds, then clog up whatever the tiny invisible bits fly into. In science lessons they used to heat steel wool in a tube to prove that something or other was producing oxygen. It would rust almost instantly. Sure there's limited oxygen in this system, but surely enough to knacker that steel wool quick enough. I'd just use a water bong style cleaner. They trap LOTS of tar! Or even just spraying water into a chamber full of rising gases. Power stations use high voltage plates to ionise and attract smoke particles but they're like hundreds of metres high which is a bit impractical. Water sounds best. Will cool the gases too. That's handy, since an internal-combustion engine relies on the heat of combustion expanding the gases inside the cylinder, so you want as cool an input as you can to start with. Though I realise there will be air mixed in, still, it would be hotter than ideal.

  • Ideally, you could let the grass cuttings dry out a bit, and use them as fuel for the next mowing. Depends how fuel-efficient the lawnmower is, and how long he lets it get inbetween. Same principle a sheep works on.

  • There's a better way of making gas from wood, or charcoal. The way in this video is just evaporating all the volatile hydrocarbons and whatnots, carbohydrates and pyrolysing them, so that's your fuel. In WW2, due to petrol rationing, some people had their cars converted to "producer gas". Stoked with charcoal, not wood. The plan was, you limit oxygen and apply very hot steam. The carbon in the charcoal rips some of the oxygen from the H2O, leaving H. Also some of the partially-burned carbon (because of low oxygen) would form CO, carbon monoxide. That will also burn to make carbon dioxide. Finally some of the C and H react to form CH4, methane. CH4, H, and CO all burn in oxygen to give heat. In fact, the old gas works towns used to have up til the 1970s, used just this same method, on coal or coke, to produce domestic gas. It's why people used to put their heads in the oven to kill themselves, the CO is horribly toxic. Gas leaks were more serious back then. Eevntually natural gas, from oil wells, was captured and employed instead, in the UK we have tons of it up in the North Sea by Scotland. Incidentally gas works used to stink, I presume that's from sulphur in the coal. SO! There's vapourised wood sap and the like, or proper actually gaseous fuel! It has no tar if you make it from coke or charcoal, although in practice perhaps a little might still be in there. It gets energy out of the carbon in the wood itself, rather than just the volatile parts. Might be interesting to build one of those, in WW2 you'd fit it in your car boot (I suppose with some insulation), and store the gas in a big floppy bag on the roof. Obviously the carbon monoxide means an outdoor use would be more practical than trying to, say, heat the bunker with it. Just make sure whatever's burning it runs lean, lots of oxygen, and doesn't leak. It was in millions of kitchens around the world, back in the day, so it's probably safe enough. Just nowadays you hear "carbon monoxide" and immediately panic.

  • And there's another thing! What I cannot understand among all these wood gas enthusiasts is why nobody has tried turning the stuff into gasoline! Its actually not that difficult. The Fischer - Tropsch process need a pressure of around 5 atmospheres (car tyre pressure plus a bit), and a temperature of 300 degrees centigrade. As feedstock it needs carbon monoxide which is what woodgas is mostly composed of. Discuss please

  • It's so fun looking at this video and seeing the crane above the hatch to the underground tunnel. You also see the wooden beam the carpet is screwed to. Nobody had any idea what was going on lol

  • Now make it grass powered

  • I like your lawn mower but wondering could you make a steam generator

  • The worlds first meth lab lawn mower

  • use different size pickle jars

  • Slag catchment area? The rest of us just call it the smoking area

  • This is freaking ridiculous and awesome at the same time!

  • It’s a track star 🌟

  • fuel it with the grass you cut

  • My thought halfway through the video was: "Put the sugar in the water, build a fire, make it hotter. From the hopper to the copper, and its moonshine..🤠" Hahaha what i'm trying to say is that it looks like a moonshine still. 😅👍

  • You should make a grass powered mower 😎

  • Steam engine next please!!!

  • Try running a truck ck off of it wonder if I would damage the fuel injectors

  • Your building something that was built 100 years ago

  • I really kinda looks like a portable nuclear reactor

  • You are definitely an engineer haha the best

  • Hoverbikes? Jet powered vacuum cleaners? Spinning belt knives? wood fired lawn mower!! I foresee a whole steampunk industry springing up around you.

  • Anyone notice that he started building the tunnel. The winch and carpet

  • Does this work with hay? Could you power a lawn mower with the grass that it cut?

  • when we get EMPd and cars wont run, you can make a car!

  • Random comment for the SLcd algorithm.

  • can you use the grass to fuel the lawnmower to cut the grass?

  • alternate title... "I DESTROY NATURE AT 2X THE SPEED!!!"

    • It's a renewable source of fuel.

  • "honey, sorry I can't mow the lawn. We're all out of sparklers"

  • riding lawn mower

  • A very fun episode. Thanks for it!

  • Colin.....the modern day mechanical Dr. Frankenstein.

  • Wouldn't it make more sense to create a grass powered mower? Or a wood powered chainsaw?

  • I was hoping for a steam powered lawnmower

  • Brilliant

  • This guy is a fu*king Genius

  • The Crux of things are: Don't do this! It's a cool experiment, but don't do it. I guy in a town a few miles from me died when his exploded and it injured his child. The cost of gasoline to mow your lawn is negligible compared to risking your life

  • you should do hydrogen technology

  • but why tho

  • make it grass powered

  • The Germans did this during WW2

    • Almost everyone did this during WW2. I think the germans invented it.

  • Plz make a nuclear power lawn mower 😉

  • while watching this i rammed my thumb into my fan that is on the fastest speed and it managed to cut my thumb

  • I don't think these are really any good anymore now that you can get cheap lithium cells! It's better to convert your biomass into steam to run turbines to charge batteries; you get efficient complete combustion, and your EV starts instantly at the flick of a switch! (high torque, quiet and clean!)

  • It all adds together, I can see the underground door winch and can see the carpet is ready to be rolled up

  • In the mean time your grass is 3 feet tall

  • when did you get your skeleton sticker on your welding helmet?

  • Wood powered chainsaw

  • Was this ever revisited?

  • Cool.

  • The heat is to low result should be just carbonmonoxide and methane and a bit of hydrogen as so called wood gas

  • Why don’t you just make some gin

  • Wouldn't a wood chipper been more apropriate?

  • WHAT!?

  • Why not just make it grass powered at that point

  • If you want everything but "why", then welcome to the Furze Channel :)

  • Nice soldering Col!

  • This technology goes back during world war 2.

  • It's very Colin to have built a wood gas lawn mower and then having forgotten that his grass is already short

  • Make a solar powered mower or a mower that runs off of momentum

  • I saw someone make a gasifier using an oil heat exchanger for the filter and cooler and it worked great had little petcocks on the bottom to drain the oil and it cooled down the vapors so it wouldn't fry his fan and the flame was short and blue instead of long and red you don't want red also you're going to want the gas cooler when it goes in the engine or the engine will struggle

  • What is the name of the tool used at 5:43?

  • Please put in safety glasses all the time... Your eyes are soo important.

  • wood powered chainsaw

  • I still can't find this in Homebase?

  • Hope you've got a hovering coffin daddy senpai drill me till i die my furzy wurxy

  • you have to build a car out of it?

  • What is Colin running on?

  • You should see if things like yard trimming, cardboard and food waste works

  • lowkey dissapointed its a not lawnpowered lawnmower

  • Now make it a grass powered lawn mower.

  • my mower is actually powered by grass... It is a sheep.

  • How heavy is that thing?

  • So at your neighbor's house, are the blinds in the window facing your house permanently bent down by now?

  • I love your videos!

  • Next time: make a water powered mower which is the boiler a little one

  • Looks like a steam punk lawnmower

  • Gayest montage song ever

  • Actually insane that it worked