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Woodgas Stove

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

We live on a smallholding with lots of invasive alien trees : Port Jackson ( which the government wants to pay me to remove). I would like to build a woodgas stove with the following criteria:

  • it must be aesthetically pleasing.
  • it must not be made of old tins, or used toilets
  • I would like to cook on it
  • I would like to use it to heat the house in winter
  • i would like to use it to heat the hot water

I imagine something built out of bricks?!

Am I expecting the totally unattainable??



(South Africa)


I thought most woodgas stoves used very small branches and tiny pieces of wood. Sounds like you have far more trees than you can burn up in even a large woodgas stove. Yes, you can add a copper coil located above or at the rear of the stove and heat water, but I would pipe the coil to an un-pressurized tank located above the stove so you will not need pumps.

Here is a link to a web site that shows how to build a small version of a clay woodgas stove.

Good luck,
Jeff Yago



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