Step 3:attach condenser and chimney • Get an 8-10 meter long piece of bamboo and shove a thinner piece of bamboo through it, to make a bamboo chimney
Tie bamboo chimney at an angle, so wood vinegar will condense and drip downwards
Air enters here Make the condenser • The condenser can be made by a man who makes gutters for the village Wood Vinegar comes out here
Connect condenser to the horizontal bamboo chimney and the vertical metal chimney
After wood in charcoal chamber reaches 80 degrees, wood vinegar will start to come out
This is how much wood vinegar you should get • >6 liters
Where to build the Kilns • Must be accessible to villagers (not too far away from village) • Must be far enough away to protect villagers from smoke/smell (Not directly within the village)
Roofing • If not covered by a roof, you must build one to cover it to ensure sustainability. • Rust
Trial and Error • When the Tor Lekis too narrow, it is very hard for the wood within the kiln to catch fire. • Use a Tor Lekthat is sufficiently wide to allow enough air to enter the kiln.
Trial and Error • You must remove the plastic o-rings from the lids of the tanks, otherwise, they will melt.
Trial and Error • Bamboo Chimney must be 8-10 meters long. • The Golden Rule: The longer and wider the bamboo, the better.
Selection • Each village must search for 4 – 5 places they think would be suitable for a kiln • On the 10th, I will pick the two best places and take a photo of the place to send to Friends of Thailand
Budget *200 Liter Oil Barrels will be purchased in bulk and can be picked up from the gamnan’s house after your kiln sites have been approved (700 baht per barrel.)