If wanted to burn saw dust I think I would use an oil burner
gun with the flame tube nose (flame shaping cone) removed.
Set the ignition for continuous, open the air band, and
arrange something to slowly dump dry saw dust into the
Set it up outside, in the wide open spaces, to get the feed
and air adjustments right, and then try to heat something
with it. A furnace would be a my first choice.
I have never done this but I know that saw dust burns well,
as a dispersed powder in the air, as I have tried dumping it
into the draft (inlet) blower on a forced draft wood
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From: "M G" <essay0ns@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [WoodGas] 2004 alt.energy notable news
I am not certain about this but it seems like I had observed
saw dust burns
well when enough air is mixed with it. Getting it into a
that is the case is the hard part. I have been thinking of
some sort of
auger system that would feed to the top of the stove and as
falls into the fire it burns. Of course this would require
feed and power to support it...
Has anyone tried this? I suppose there are alternatives
such as compressing
the sawdust into pellets, or logs and some sort of fuel
additive to keem
them lit. We have mixed sawdust with wax to make emergency
heat in a can
that lit like a candle....
Grandma's cold storage had 10" thick walls with sawdust for
>Subject: Re: [WoodGas] 2004 alt.energy notable news
>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 06:21:53 EST
>In a message dated 1/3/2005 11:37:17 AM Eastern Standard
>I have a big wood shop and have lots of sawdust
>in a big silo that I would like to use to heat the shop
>Hi Paul: Sawdust is hard to burn when you want it to!!
>One of the big problems at old time sawmills was
spontaneous combustion of
>the huge heaps of outdoor sawdust. If you can get the right
mix of water
>nitrogen in the sawdust to make it heat ( as a compost
heap does) you can
>water in pipes running through your silo sawdust heap.
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