Hello, Steve here from OffGrid48.com. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about Wood Gas and Ben Peterson’s latest edition of the Wood Gasifier Builder’s Bible. I have been following Ben now for over 10 years, since his time at Victory Gasworks. I wanted to add a wood...
Hello, Steve here from OffGrid48.com. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about Wood Gas and Ben Peterson’s latest edition of the Wood Gasifier Builder’s Bible. I have been following Ben now for over 10 years, since his time at Victory Gasworks. I wanted to add a wood Gasifier to our Off Grid property in northern Idaho to take full advantage of our 40 acre timber property. I wanted to purchase a proven wood Gasifier design that we could put to immediate use in power generation and in charging our off grid battery bank. By the time I was ready to purchase a Wood Gasifier , I found that Ben had stopped building and selling gasifiers, and had decided to put his wealth of knowledge into a book called the Wood Gasifier Builder’s Bible. I immediately purchased his book, along with the 2D CAD files and went to work to build my own Wood Gasifier. This book is not just a great set of plans, but a proven design that incorporates a lot of high end features. It provides a detailed parts list (with sources), list of equipment and tools needed for the build and step-by-step instructions with pictures of every step. The book further includes a great overview of wood gas, and the operation and maintenance of the wood gasifier.
I can tell you from experience that without this book and instruction, I would have spent thousands more and would have ended up with an inferior product. At the time of my purchase, I had no previous welding or fabrication skills. Part of my learning process was obtaining some needed skills and learning what parts I could effectively do myself, and what parts I needed to contract out. The result for me was that I got a highly reliable, high functional wood gasifier that produced consistent, high quality wood gas that could use for both heating AND power generation applications.
Additionally during the build process, I learned a lot about wood gas, fuel preparation, operation and the DIY build process. I decided I wanted to help share Ben’s knowledge with other users like myself and to help them be successful in getting their own wood gasifier. I now offer partial and complete DIY build kits based on Ben’s design, complete with laser cut parts, electronics and all other components, I also offer a hands-on Wood Gasifier DIY Builder’s Workshop based on Ben’s design, and will even build a complete custom build for those who do not wish to go down the DIY route, but want to take advantage of Ben’s design and knowledge.
If you are seriously looking for a high quality, production level wood gasifier, you need this book. It will save you thousands of dollars, time, and frustration. It will be one of the best resources you will ever have for a wood gasifier.