“The sun never sets on the Victoria Gasifier”
The NSR Victoria gasifier is a six inch model capable of running small engines in the 8-13hp range.
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It is available as a kit or a ready to run complete unit. It features a two stage gasification process which degasses the fuel then burns those gasses to provide preheat going into a lower charcoal gasifier section. The result is a very clean running unit.
Please note: As with ANY unit, if you fill it with raw wood and light it without a bed of charcoal, it will make tar. Tar is unavoidable if there is raw wood in the reduction tube. Be sure to flare those gasses until the unit starts making a nice flame like the video below.
It will run on chunky chips like those described on the “Gasifier Fuel” page or commercially available pellets. The standard hopper contains roughly the energy of a quart of gasoline.
Here is Victoria flaring gas with the ceramic conical hearth:
The DIY kit is available as shown below for $375:
or it can be ordered as a complete professionally welded unit for $825. The body tubes can be 6″ tube from McMaster-Carr or locally obtained schedule 40 carbon steel pipe. The “plain” and “fancy” options are offered for the same price.
To give you an example of some typical shipping prices as of 5/1/2014: Assembled Victoria, cyclone, and ejector shipped to the United Kingdom – $291. Assembled Victoria, cyclone, and ejector shipped to Louisiana USA – $115. Victoria kit, cyclone, and ejector shipped to Missouri,USA – $71.54. Victoria kit, cyclone, and ejector shipped to Southern California,USA – $90.00.