Posted by Bob F on April 1, 2009, 6:45 pm
Jim Wilkins wrote:
Sounds sort of like the evacuated tube solar collectors in common use today,
except they use heat pipes to carry the heat to the end.
Posted by Bruce Richmond on March 27, 2009, 10:04 pm
I didn't read about it in any thread. Guess it is just a fairly
obvious work around. The ones purposely made for the job would be
better if they aren't outragously expensive. The lights are pretty
thin and delicate.
Posted by harry on March 26, 2009, 8:06 pm
On Mar 23, 4:35 pm, "Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's newest fan!"
Well you ARE a lunatic. There is a firm iin the UK makes small steam
turbines called Turney Turbines. I don't believe you will have enough
fuel to make the project worthwhile. Small steam turbines are
incredibly inefficient too. I should invest in photovoltaic or
windmill if your site is suitable.
It's possibe to convert a centrifugal pump to a steam turbine. These
are very common in the UK where we use wet heatings sytems,
It's also possible to convert a motorcycle engine into a steam
engine. I did see something on the internet but I can't find it now.