Check out our step-by-step instructional video on how to build a simple pyrolyzer prototype:
Before attempting to build this, be sure to carefully read the safety tips in the previous post:
– A scrap, but new and undamaged, 55 gallon steel barrel, with 2″ and 3/4″ plug holes.
– Two 2-foot sections of six-inch black stove pipe.
– A furnace combustion blower (to simulate a downstream engine).
– A handful of fiberglass insulation
– Some aluminum HVAC tape (for temporary demo use)
– Pop rivets
– Two large, chunky soup cans
– A PC power cord
– Wire nuts
– Some bricks
– Wood chips and chainsaw shavings
– LEATHER GLOVES! YES, WE ARE SHOUTING!
– Reciprocating saw with metal blade
– Drill with pop rivet size and 5/8″ size bits
– Pop rivet tool
– Sheet metal shears
– Propane torch for starting
– Gloves, again
– Dry fire extinguishers
– Buckets of sand/ash for additional fire safety
– A scrap of wood to cover the stove pipe should the blower fail
In later posts, we’ll show the science and history behind pyrolysis, optimization of your pyrolyzer, and useful things to do with the product gasses.