WOOD POWERED LAWN MOWER

My first journey into wood gas has been quite a ride, but will work.....

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  • Well this was a journey, I've got a way better design in me but I love the trail and error and I know you like seeing it all to, stay tuned for the ultimate garden swing. Limit stock available on the merch so get it quick www.colinfurzeshop.com

    colinfurzecolinfurzeÅr sedan
    • Run a car om that

      Julius SunmoJulius Sunmo10 dagar sedan
    • Can you make LAWN POWERED LAWN MOWER?

      rad135rad135Månad sedan
    • secrone.info/video/i7Z_oLKUmm2IfJo/video.html

      Иван CNCИван CNC3 månader sedan
    • i know in the UK they had a coal powered truck

      emtbrat21emtbrat213 månader sedan
    • Hey

      paranee trakulkittiwatparanee trakulkittiwat4 månader sedan
  • didnt really need the shaker id suppose,....the vibrations from the mower would have taken care of that

    CartsMDCartsMD4 timmar sedan
  • Awesome project really nice results and progress :D

    MC MICMC MICDag sedan
  • What about wood powered car? ;)

    Largo HoundLargo Hound2 dagar sedan
  • I would like to vote for a personal hot air blimp or dirigible. It would be so cool. Pedal power or solar electric. Or a propane powered motor - you need propane anyway.

    Dean DeanNDean DeanN2 dagar sedan
  • Colin, you can collect the woodgas into a plastic trashbag then run a hose from it to small powertools like string trimmers, chainsaws etc. I've seen old pictures from ww2 of a bus with a huge bag of woodgas on the roof. Cool. It would be cool if you could run a car off anhydrous ammonia too.

    Dean DeanNDean DeanN2 dagar sedan
  • Technically carbon neutral.

    Willam TaftWillam Taft3 dagar sedan
  • Wood gas has a lot of carbon monoxide. Not a great idea to experiment with this stuff indoors.

    Julia LeslieJulia Leslie5 dagar sedan
  • Why not a grass powered lawn mower?

    r2dxhater2dxhate6 dagar sedan
  • Colin's way may be crazy, but it's crazy fun and awesome as all hell. :D

    Rose EvelynRose Evelyn6 dagar sedan
  • make a grass powered lawn mower

    TeamTurboBaconStudiosTeamTurboBaconStudios7 dagar sedan
  • Try to insulate the stove area like a rocket stove. This might increase the heat which would decrease the tar by making it a more clean burn.

    Keith Mayhew HammondKeith Mayhew Hammond7 dagar sedan
  • Unable to purchase stuff and have it sent to Sweden due to UK's love for EU, good luck selling your merc... Sigh.

    Peter GPeter G8 dagar sedan
  • You are the craziest SEcroner in the world!

    高田貴行高田貴行8 dagar sedan
  • If Doc Brown had known about this then Back to the Future III would have been a much shorter film......

    James Not The BandJames Not The Band8 dagar sedan
  • Use hard wood soft wood has too much tar

    Peter ReidPeter Reid8 dagar sedan
  • The next challenge is to make it run off some sort of pellet that you make from grass clippings. the circle of life type ish.

    JJKeystoneJJKeystone9 dagar sedan
  • looks like something from steampunk

    brick brakerbrick braker10 dagar sedan
  • I can’t believe this mad man is doing all this cutting and welding in a tie!

    RichardRichard10 dagar sedan
  • Colin in 2030: Let's build a fusion powered lawnmower!

    DerLachendeMann2029DerLachendeMann202911 dagar sedan
  • Someone: electronic lawnmowers are better! Other someone:no petrol powered are best! Colin:Amateurs…

    Robert MosasaurusRobert Mosasaurus11 dagar sedan
  • 10:11 “it’s working” #starwars

    Oluwaboriogun AfolabiOluwaboriogun Afolabi12 dagar sedan
  • Instead of using negative pressure to pull the fan through, why don’t you use positive pressure to push the gas through? I feel like this is something that you’ve probably already address’s, but I’m curious why you didn’t do that.

    Tyler doopTyler doop12 dagar sedan
  • But what if it ran on the grass itself...

    THE BRITISH EMPIRETHE BRITISH EMPIRE13 dagar sedan
  • insane

    Noah LammersNoah Lammers14 dagar sedan
  • "What do you want to be when you grow up, young Colin?" "A lunatic"

    greenaumgreenaum14 dagar sedan
  • Technically "corps" is pronounced "core", it's a French word (for "body", as in "body of men"). In Colin's case though he should keep it as "corpse" cos it's probably more accurate for a flying bike running off chainsaw motors with no proper guards. I forget where he got the motors from, I know somebody sponsored him and bunged him a pair of free ones that were just a bit underpowered. Kind of silly that, an engine company not knowing the right amount of power.

    greenaumgreenaum14 dagar sedan
  • Just gonna guess, before I carry on watching, but running hot air over steel wool isn't a great idea. It'll oxidise away to nothing in seconds, then clog up whatever the tiny invisible bits fly into. In science lessons they used to heat steel wool in a tube to prove that something or other was producing oxygen. It would rust almost instantly. Sure there's limited oxygen in this system, but surely enough to knacker that steel wool quick enough. I'd just use a water bong style cleaner. They trap LOTS of tar! Or even just spraying water into a chamber full of rising gases. Power stations use high voltage plates to ionise and attract smoke particles but they're like hundreds of metres high which is a bit impractical. Water sounds best. Will cool the gases too. That's handy, since an internal-combustion engine relies on the heat of combustion expanding the gases inside the cylinder, so you want as cool an input as you can to start with. Though I realise there will be air mixed in, still, it would be hotter than ideal.

    greenaumgreenaum14 dagar sedan
  • Ideally, you could let the grass cuttings dry out a bit, and use them as fuel for the next mowing. Depends how fuel-efficient the lawnmower is, and how long he lets it get inbetween. Same principle a sheep works on.

    greenaumgreenaum15 dagar sedan
  • There's a better way of making gas from wood, or charcoal. The way in this video is just evaporating all the volatile hydrocarbons and whatnots, carbohydrates and pyrolysing them, so that's your fuel. In WW2, due to petrol rationing, some people had their cars converted to "producer gas". Stoked with charcoal, not wood. The plan was, you limit oxygen and apply very hot steam. The carbon in the charcoal rips some of the oxygen from the H2O, leaving H. Also some of the partially-burned carbon (because of low oxygen) would form CO, carbon monoxide. That will also burn to make carbon dioxide. Finally some of the C and H react to form CH4, methane. CH4, H, and CO all burn in oxygen to give heat. In fact, the old gas works towns used to have up til the 1970s, used just this same method, on coal or coke, to produce domestic gas. It's why people used to put their heads in the oven to kill themselves, the CO is horribly toxic. Gas leaks were more serious back then. Eevntually natural gas, from oil wells, was captured and employed instead, in the UK we have tons of it up in the North Sea by Scotland. Incidentally gas works used to stink, I presume that's from sulphur in the coal. SO! There's vapourised wood sap and the like, or proper actually gaseous fuel! It has no tar if you make it from coke or charcoal, although in practice perhaps a little might still be in there. It gets energy out of the carbon in the wood itself, rather than just the volatile parts. Might be interesting to build one of those, in WW2 you'd fit it in your car boot (I suppose with some insulation), and store the gas in a big floppy bag on the roof. Obviously the carbon monoxide means an outdoor use would be more practical than trying to, say, heat the bunker with it. Just make sure whatever's burning it runs lean, lots of oxygen, and doesn't leak. It was in millions of kitchens around the world, back in the day, so it's probably safe enough. Just nowadays you hear "carbon monoxide" and immediately panic.

    greenaumgreenaum15 dagar sedan
  • And there's another thing! What I cannot understand among all these wood gas enthusiasts is why nobody has tried turning the stuff into gasoline! Its actually not that difficult. The Fischer - Tropsch process need a pressure of around 5 atmospheres (car tyre pressure plus a bit), and a temperature of 300 degrees centigrade. As feedstock it needs carbon monoxide which is what woodgas is mostly composed of. Discuss please

    Martin LangleyMartin Langley15 dagar sedan
  • It's so fun looking at this video and seeing the crane above the hatch to the underground tunnel. You also see the wooden beam the carpet is screwed to. Nobody had any idea what was going on lol

    CaspixCaspix16 dagar sedan
  • Now make it grass powered

    AWESOME ANCHOVIESAWESOME ANCHOVIES16 dagar sedan
  • I like your lawn mower but wondering could you make a steam generator

    Jason GilmourJason Gilmour16 dagar sedan
  • The worlds first meth lab lawn mower

    Average PoAverage Po16 dagar sedan
  • use different size pickle jars

    Tim SmithTim Smith17 dagar sedan
  • Slag catchment area? The rest of us just call it the smoking area

    ACID ReptilesACID Reptiles17 dagar sedan
  • This is freaking ridiculous and awesome at the same time!

    OdessitPashkaOdessitPashka17 dagar sedan
  • It’s a track star 🌟

    RileyRiley17 dagar sedan
  • fuel it with the grass you cut

    El_Shaman_JuaffleEl_Shaman_Juaffle17 dagar sedan
  • My thought halfway through the video was: "Put the sugar in the water, build a fire, make it hotter. From the hopper to the copper, and its moonshine..🤠" Hahaha what i'm trying to say is that it looks like a moonshine still. 😅👍

    Erik AnderssonErik Andersson18 dagar sedan
  • You should make a grass powered mower 😎

    R3D RoosterR3D Rooster18 dagar sedan
  • Steam engine next please!!!

    Joel SanfordJoel Sanford18 dagar sedan
  • Try running a truck ck off of it wonder if I would damage the fuel injectors

    Aaron LewisAaron Lewis19 dagar sedan
  • Your building something that was built 100 years ago

    Jeffrey BoarmanJeffrey Boarman19 dagar sedan
  • I really kinda looks like a portable nuclear reactor

    NINJA KNIVES TKONINJA KNIVES TKO20 dagar sedan
  • You are definitely an engineer haha the best

    r.e.l ariel shabatr.e.l ariel shabat20 dagar sedan
  • Hoverbikes? Jet powered vacuum cleaners? Spinning belt knives? wood fired lawn mower!! I foresee a whole steampunk industry springing up around you.

    Sean RathboneSean Rathbone20 dagar sedan
  • Anyone notice that he started building the tunnel. The winch and carpet

    SnifferSniffer21 dag sedan
  • Does this work with hay? Could you power a lawn mower with the grass that it cut?

    YoraYora21 dag sedan
  • when we get EMPd and cars wont run, you can make a car!

    Dane RobertsDane Roberts21 dag sedan
  • Random comment for the SEcrone algorithm.

    Noble ThompsonNoble Thompson21 dag sedan
  • can you use the grass to fuel the lawnmower to cut the grass?

    Brayden LawBrayden Law21 dag sedan
  • alternate title... "I DESTROY NATURE AT 2X THE SPEED!!!"

    Justin QuickJustin Quick22 dagar sedan
    • It's a renewable source of fuel.

      IsbjörnXIIIsbjörnXII19 dagar sedan
  • "honey, sorry I can't mow the lawn. We're all out of sparklers"

    Rob BRob B22 dagar sedan
  • riding lawn mower

    Shy GuyShy Guy22 dagar sedan
  • A very fun episode. Thanks for it!

    Vitaliy T.Vitaliy T.22 dagar sedan
  • Colin.....the modern day mechanical Dr. Frankenstein.

    blip catblip cat22 dagar sedan
  • Wouldn't it make more sense to create a grass powered mower? Or a wood powered chainsaw?

    fivepointeightnatefivepointeightnate23 dagar sedan
  • I was hoping for a steam powered lawnmower

    Sean RodgersSean Rodgers23 dagar sedan
  • Brilliant

    Censored CitizenCensored Citizen23 dagar sedan
  • This guy is a fu*king Genius

    The Knife ProfessorThe Knife Professor23 dagar sedan
  • The Crux of things are: Don't do this! It's a cool experiment, but don't do it. I guy in a town a few miles from me died when his exploded and it injured his child. The cost of gasoline to mow your lawn is negligible compared to risking your life

    Alan FitzgeraldAlan Fitzgerald23 dagar sedan
  • you should do hydrogen technology

    kx250monster1023244kx250monster102324423 dagar sedan
  • but why tho

    Sebastiaan VanhoveSebastiaan Vanhove24 dagar sedan
  • make it grass powered

    Nicolas KuertenNicolas Kuerten24 dagar sedan
  • The Germans did this during WW2

    The punishing JUGGERNAUTThe punishing JUGGERNAUT24 dagar sedan
    • Almost everyone did this during WW2. I think the germans invented it.

      IsbjörnXIIIsbjörnXII19 dagar sedan
  • Plz make a nuclear power lawn mower 😉

    Rahul BhojakRahul Bhojak24 dagar sedan
  • while watching this i rammed my thumb into my fan that is on the fastest speed and it managed to cut my thumb

    Sir SmileSir Smile24 dagar sedan
  • I don't think these are really any good anymore now that you can get cheap lithium cells! It's better to convert your biomass into steam to run turbines to charge batteries; you get efficient complete combustion, and your EV starts instantly at the flick of a switch! (high torque, quiet and clean!)

    BardrickBardrick24 dagar sedan
    • Ew

      IsbjörnXIIIsbjörnXII19 dagar sedan
  • It all adds together, I can see the underground door winch and can see the carpet is ready to be rolled up

    MaVeRiCkMaVeRiCk25 dagar sedan
  • In the mean time your grass is 3 feet tall

    JC JamesJC James25 dagar sedan
  • when did you get your skeleton sticker on your welding helmet?

    Default FootageDefault Footage25 dagar sedan
  • Wood powered chainsaw

    WobbleWobble25 dagar sedan
  • Was this ever revisited?

    Nick's StuffNick's Stuff25 dagar sedan
  • Cool.

    Joshn569Joshn56925 dagar sedan
  • The heat is to low result should be just carbonmonoxide and methane and a bit of hydrogen as so called wood gas

    Joachim MJoachim M25 dagar sedan
  • Why don’t you just make some gin

    David PhillipsDavid Phillips26 dagar sedan
  • Wouldn't a wood chipper been more apropriate?

    braijabraija26 dagar sedan
  • WHAT!?

    wyatt caltonwyatt calton26 dagar sedan
  • Why not just make it grass powered at that point

    Lil420millieLil420millie26 dagar sedan
  • If you want everything but "why", then welcome to the Furze Channel :)

    Umur KaragözUmur Karagöz26 dagar sedan
  • Nice soldering Col!

    Ripstain McRipstainRipstain McRipstain26 dagar sedan
  • This technology goes back during world war 2.

    BackYard EngineerBackYard Engineer26 dagar sedan
  • It's very Colin to have built a wood gas lawn mower and then having forgotten that his grass is already short

    Ben WadeBen Wade26 dagar sedan
  • Make a solar powered mower or a mower that runs off of momentum

    BiggieBiggie26 dagar sedan
  • I saw someone make a gasifier using an oil heat exchanger for the filter and cooler and it worked great had little petcocks on the bottom to drain the oil and it cooled down the vapors so it wouldn't fry his fan and the flame was short and blue instead of long and red you don't want red also you're going to want the gas cooler when it goes in the engine or the engine will struggle

    Justin DavisJustin Davis26 dagar sedan
  • What is the name of the tool used at 5:43?

    Paul DudleyPaul Dudley26 dagar sedan
  • Please put in safety glasses all the time... Your eyes are soo important.

    Paul DudleyPaul Dudley26 dagar sedan
  • wood powered chainsaw

    The Mysterious TF2 PlayerThe Mysterious TF2 Player26 dagar sedan
  • I still can't find this in Homebase?

    Daniel ArmstrongDaniel Armstrong26 dagar sedan
  • Hope you've got a hovering coffin daddy senpai drill me till i die my furzy wurxy

    Travis CollinsTravis Collins26 dagar sedan
  • you have to build a car out of it?

    Fox ReiderFox Reider27 dagar sedan
  • What is Colin running on?

    Magnus JonssonMagnus Jonsson27 dagar sedan
  • You should see if things like yard trimming, cardboard and food waste works

    divik wolfdivik wolf28 dagar sedan
  • lowkey dissapointed its a not lawnpowered lawnmower

    John HellbergJohn Hellberg28 dagar sedan
  • Now make it a grass powered lawn mower.

    Andrew GydeAndrew Gyde28 dagar sedan
  • my mower is actually powered by grass... It is a sheep.

    Will DatsunWill Datsun28 dagar sedan
  • How heavy is that thing?

    Smallengineworld BCSERKSmallengineworld BCSERK28 dagar sedan
  • So at your neighbor's house, are the blinds in the window facing your house permanently bent down by now?

    Michael OMichael O28 dagar sedan