Domestic Woodgas Cooking
Tom Reed, Biomass Energy foundation (BEF), June 1, 2007
The Domestic WoodGas stove, used since ~1999
Dear Paul and All:
You are mostly correct that the people who need the WoodGas (TLUD) stove the most don't know about it, and those who know are campers, not real continuing cookers.
However, Linda and Steve Schwein in Ward Colorado (our local "undeveloped country" test lab) have been cooking for 5 years on a three burner "apartment style" TLUD that Steve and Ron Carter designed. Ward is at 10,000 ft and most of the citizens eschew phones, computers, electric power and similar evil conveniences.
Steve is a carpenter and so has access to all kinds of scrap wood. The stove is triangular and has a nice copper hood over the top. Air is delivered from a small 12 V blower (not fan) run from a car battery. We try to visit every year and have coffee made on the stove. Very nice people.
Tom Reed BEF
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Air controls to the stove
Baking stove in place
Another test stove, note Radio Shack 12 V blower
Folding baking oven
Two burner stove
Their "Sushi" stove for making coffee at their shop