Posted by Steve Cothran on September 7, 2006, 11:55 pm
I run an Industrial Controls company. A while back I got a call to
come quote a new control. The "company" turned out to be two old boys,
(by that I mean 65+) that were making "Auto Fuel" in their garage.
What they had was a vessel made of 8" PVC pipe, about a foot-and-a
half long capped on one end, a multi- electrode inside with both
positive and negative plates. The top was capped and fitted with an
outlet and a pressure gage 0-100 psi.
They had found/bought/built some kind of little box that would do
something..supply dc or pulses or whatever...and it was connected to
the electrodes. They wouldn't tell me what it did for reasons which I
will explain later. Anyway, one unit was working while I was there.
They had 55 psi in the pipe, I assume an H and O mix since they were
using water and an electrolyte and electricity. They wanted to scale
up the operation.
Having a Hydrogen-Oxygen mixture in a pipe without rupture plates or
pressure reliefs set off alarm bells in my noggin, and I politely
declined the job and left. I did drive smartly getting away from
there. This is why I didn't get the "secrets". <g> They did have a
small engine there that they said would run from their "fuel" but I
just wanted to get the F out of Dodge.
I'm for alternatives to oil and stuff, but Methinks these two old men
are gonna buy it. Wouldn't that setup make a decent bomb? Or is it me
that is off base?
Posted by Gordon on September 7, 2006, 11:47 pm
A Hydrogen-Oxygen mixture: That's water.
Sounds to me like they were electolysing water into hydrogen
and oxygen, but not separating it. That would be a rather
potent mix to put into a IC engine.
My worry over this is that the PVC pipe is not a suitable
material for a pressure vessel.
Posted by Brian on September 8, 2006, 4:24 am
Your post rang a weird bell in the back of me noggin...and I recalled this
link from a post on alt.cars from Aug. 15.
I think the idear was to "jazz up" the fuel/air charge on an IC engine with
minute amounts of H2 and O2...sounds good in theory...but is it practical?
PS: On alt.cars the post was titled: "Weird scam gadget for increasing gas
Posted by Peter Mounsey on September 8, 2006, 7:20 am
Look back a few posts at 'Anyone seen this before?'.
Posted by Tom Peel on September 9, 2006, 9:08 am
watching the news.