Talk:Michel Log

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The hydronic system you recently depicted in your illustrations would go well with a Kon-Tiki_Kiln as the heat source. --Rasmus (talk) 13:23, 25 June 2016 (CEST)

Looks interesting but it doesn't look like something for indoor use. How would you combine it? Heating a big insulated water storage while making biochar? --User:Michel (talk) 13:40, 30 June 2016 (CEST)

Correct - in the current designs this is for outdoor use. Any attempt to capture the waste heat would have to preserve the "open burn" pyrolysis conditions, so as not to affect the biochar. This might be possible with a proper shaft that has water pipes on the side to act as a boiler. --Rasmus (talk) 13:52, 30 June 2016 (CEST)

I had some ideas about low budget straw insulated storage tanks for solar heated water. (I can't seem to find the 3D drawing right now). A low tech system like this would be ideal to compensate a lack of sunshine. Subtracting to much heat would interfere with the vortex turbulence and thereby with the whole process. So the flow should be controlled and of course the necessary caution when combining open fire with staw insulation. --User:Michel (talk) 14:44, 30 June 2016 (CEST)