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Offline J-holden3285

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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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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2022, 10:16:59 AM »
Bring it on Steam!! The mighty Case 150 pulling 44 bottom plow.

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« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2022, 08:12:00 PM »
^ That's way cool but looks like a logistical nightmare when it needs to be moved somewhere, heck, even driving it a couple miles away would take much time and some serious planning.

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Re: Steam Engine / Power Idea
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2022, 09:01:05 PM »
there is research into a 6 stroke diesel/steam engine.  Uses the latent heat from the diesel cycle to make the steam.
Made me curious if a guy could use a small gas engine, with diferent valving and water injection.  The thought led me to realize I was thinking perpetual motion.  BUT - could a person use the cooling fins and firewood to heat the cylinder and have water injection like a diesel for the steam.
Sounds so simple I would suspect it has been tried.

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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2022, 09:42:04 PM »
What is amazing is how many technology and invention concepts were from years and years ago before we where around and they have been perfected. And people donít realize it and think itís a new technology 

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