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<p>Excuse my ignorance, but where do the PVC stuff go? In the final step I can't see it anywhere. It's my first time with biomass and briquettes, so I don't really know how this stuff works.</p>
I have made a version of this and raised it up by making the legs longer, and by adding a slope and upstand to either side of the base plate I can get a bucket under the bottom base plate to collect the water squeezed out,as this contains components to help &quot;my&quot; mix of sawdust and woodshavings and very little paper, to bond together, this forms a nice briquette that burns well and is a very efficient heat source with little ash. It also allows operation from a chair or a standing position. <br>.
I should add that I extended the base plate to get an overhang for a bucket to go underneath!
Very nice photos and explanation. Three things I need to know though:<br>1. Are you drilling holes into the PVC pipes yourself and if so how?<br>2. Where can I get plastic or metal spacers of that diameter?<br>3. What kind of biomass are you using to make the briquettes? Have you found a good ratio in which to mix them?<br><br>Thanks
I did mine with a drill press. it's very hard if not impossible to do with a hand drill the bit wanders all over the place. if you must use a hand drill, clamp the PVC to a solid surface on it's side and come straight in from top dead center. <br>You can also melt the holes with a hot nail, but that takes forever. You'd also need to sand the inside pretty smooth afterward or the biocrud will stick and cause problems.
Very good instructable
Thanks, it's not really finished yet though. Been working steadily on another project. I just made sure there are enough pics and links to get the job done.

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