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This portion of the project shows fabrication instructions for the Open Source Gasifier Experimenter's Kit (GEK) from ALL Power Labs.
Note: The following fabrication instructions assume you already have cut out or otherwise acquired the necessary sheetmetal vessel tubes, flanges, plumbing parts and other accessories. If you have yet to do this, return to the main project Instructable and finish your prep work before continuing from here.
The GEK gasifier system consists of the following seven components. We will be building each of these components separately, the returning to the main project Instructable for final assembly and preparation to run.
1. Gas cowling and ash grate
2. Downdraft reactor
3. Fuel hopper
5. Packed bed filter
6. Centrifugal vac/blower
7. Swirl burner
CAD drawings for all the sheet metal parts and assembled vessels for how to build a GEK wood gasifer are in the main project Instructable, as well as on the download page of the main GEK site http://www.gekgasifier.com