Crown Royal Gasifier vs Multi-Pass

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Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
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Northern IL
I’ve got an endless supply of wood. 13 acres of woods here, and good friends with about 4 different tree company’s that love to dump wood.
 

Medic21

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Feb 26, 2017
1,107
Northern Indiana
I’ve got an endless supply of wood. 13 acres of woods here, and good friends with about 4 different tree company’s that love to dump wood.
I will suggest at least 6 cords of season wood ready for a gasser and 12 cords if you go with a MP.

bottom line is you will need to be three years ahead on wood to have properly seasoned wood every year. No matter what anyone tells you the hardwoods will not season in one or two summers.
 

Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
129
Northern IL
I also work at a coke and stone foundry from time to time. I brought a bucket of coke home and threw in the burner. Must not have been running hard enough to make use of it though.
maybe in a gasser?
 

Medic21

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Feb 26, 2017
1,107
Northern Indiana
I also work at a coke and stone foundry from time to time. I brought a bucket of coke home and threw in the burner. Must not have been running hard enough to make use of it though.
maybe in a gasser?
No gasser is rated for anything outside of wood. I know someone that burned coal in a E series and had to replace all the refractory and warped all the steel. Burn chamber temps were double a wood fire.
 

maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
10,783
Nova Scotia
I will suggest at least 6 cords of season wood ready for a gasser and 12 cords if you go with a MP.

bottom line is you will need to be three years ahead on wood to have properly seasoned wood every year. No matter what anyone tells you the hardwoods will not season in one or two summers.
I'd generally agree, but it does depend on your drying conditions. I have a high open sunny airy place. With this dry summer I think I could have burned Ok after a year. Usually 2 gets it pretty good. The 3rd leaves no doubt you've got some decent rocket fuel. :)
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
All of my fir and spruce firewood has dried in a month. I've been keeping my lumber stacked without air gaps just to try and keep it from cracking before I use it.
 

E Yoder

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Jan 27, 2017
555
Floyd, VA
Weather definitely plays a big role
I would agree, and how well the wind and sun can get to your wood stack. I've seen wood get to 15-20% in one summer, this year it isn't happening for me tho, it's super wet this year.
I tried coal one time on a G series, the clinkers clogged the nozzle. I would be concerned about warpage on the air panels over time, altho the 2020 ones are stiffer. You really need a shaker grate unit for coal.
 
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maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
10,783
Nova Scotia
It's been super dry here. Still holding my breath on our well - it's frickin low. Crops to crap. Ya, not good.

I just remembered about the maples I cut up at our cottage this time a year ago after Dorian. They were full green when they came down. I got them in stacks fairly quick. Gonna have to try to remember to check some of it with the MM. I won't be burning it for a year or 2 yet.
 

salecker

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Aug 22, 2010
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Northern Canada
Cutting 24"DSH standing dead Spruce for this years wood it's 12% standing according to my moisture meter.
Bonus of living in a semi arid area.
 
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salecker

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Aug 22, 2010
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Northern Canada
Umm Crown Royal...
my favorite rye
 
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