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Re: Steam Engine / Power Idea
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2021, 09:24:43 PM »
Saw a you-tune video where a guy used a 12 volt pump to feed water into a heated copper coil to make a rather impressive steam cleaner. 6" piddly water flow until he heated the coil with propane, then a continuous 5 foot gusting steam output! Thought that the same setup heated with wood might be able to use the steam flow to power an air drill cranking an alternator for power (use a small percentage of the power to run the pump). Other than corrosion issues that I see as fixable, might this be a safe easy way to use wood heat for electricity?
In the late 80s I learned how to separate hydrogen from water I was in my teens and didnít know how dangerous it was I thought I could build a furnace to burn Iím very lucky that Iím here today lol but then I changed my ideas to steam I converted a old 8 hp Briggs to run on steam it actually worked I have thought about revisiting the idea again now that Iím old and understand steam concept a little better but I think steam has a place If you  have the resources and I think itís safer than people want to admit if you set your safety up and test them as you go.

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