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I want to build a wood chip arch and I am looking for insight regarding how to feed the chips.
Would it better feed from the bottom like pellets or side feed with an auger or drop in from the top. I want to design it with the ability to handle fire wood along with the chips.
I feel AOF and AUF will be a must for a hot clean burn.
I am looking at a 5FT wide arch but not sure of the length.
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This may help you out? Wood residue fuels for maple evaporators

I do have a hard copy.
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This may help you out? Wood residue fuels for maple evaporators

I do have a hard copy.
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How did you get a copy of that publication?
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WAY too Many moons ago to count, i started to accumulate any maple related paper i could get my hand upon

I loaned this publication out and it took about 10 months till i had to go retrieve it so i will not let anything leave my domain unless i'm with it.

At the top of the print in the link above you will see the page arrow= It will say like 38 pages and then you click on right arrow and it will show you whats on each page. You should be able to print off the pages??
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I also have been toying with this method and so far have ran into a brickwall. thanks kevin for this info and i will be trying to find more info. so far everything i read on this aticle is exactly what ive been thinking. if anybody has more info on this please let me know thanks again ,--Bob--
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I loaned this publication out and it took about 10 months till i had to go retrieve it so i will not let anything leave my domain unless i'm with it.

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At least you got it back Kevin. I learned that lesson the hard way a few times. I have tools around town that used to be mine.
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CDL is having a open house this weekend and will have a wood chip evap. there in action . garth anderson told me, it will be the 25thand 26th in swanton vt.
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CDL is having a open house this weekend and will have a wood chip evap. there in action . garth anderson told me, it will be the 25thand 26th in swanton vt.
14 years ago when I built mine Garth to me they tried chips and could not get enough BTU's from them. Don't know if it is the same Garth, the one that owned Maple Pro.

If someone is there please take a video and put it up on youtube.
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I will be meeting with a biomass furnace/ gasifier mfg later this week. Currently thet have unit sizes from 300K BTU to 25MM BTU. They want to discuss "the need" as their units operate a constant of 2100F in the fire box and 240F at the chimney. They can burn green wood chips up to 50% moisture. size of material can range from saw dust to 3 inch pieces. I am excited to see what they have to offer. We are talking about setting the parameters at the stack temp which will regulate the chip flow to maintain 2100F in the firebox. We also talked about a reto kit to mount on current arches. I will report back my findings.
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That won't be cheap.

I would like to put mine on a boiler and boil with steam. A local school was doing the same. They claimed mine was 7 million BTU's but it is much less than that. After we are done boiling for the season I am going to start looking into steam. Does anyone know of a wood powered steam pan setup?


Mine on a windy day that was causing the steam to billow out from under the hood.
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