[permaculture] Question to group about Pain's methods
paul.cereghino at comcast.net
Sat Jan 13 00:10:09 EST 2007
My totally novice understanding is that this is particularly important
because methane contaminated with air is unpredictably explosive...
don't know the mechanism, but I have read that the first wave of methane
is typically discarded until the supply is pure and all oxygen is
depleted in the digester.
John Fritz wrote:
>One of the basic questions I have about Pain's methods is probably generic in relation to methane production but still relevant to understanding what he did. It concerns his use of inner tubes to store the methane. Not being particulararly inclined to mechanics, I do not visualize how he would have connected a methane digester tank (from inside the compost pile) to the inner tubes. Not that the position of the tank inside the pile matters. I would just like to know the name of the materials used: the type of supply line exiting the tank, the type of connector between the tank and the supply line; and the type of connector between the supply line and the inner tubes and between the inner tubes including the supply line between the inner tubes. Any mechanically inclined members of the group who could fill me in?
> John Fritz, NW Arkansas.
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