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Human ingenuity, steam fan
« on: 22.09. 2020 12:03 »

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Re: Human ingenuity, steam fan
« Reply #1 on: 22.09. 2020 12:17 »
Oh, nice and peaceful to run all night.

Is there some law of physics that says the heat required to power it has to equal the heat it dissipates, or something!

It's clever though.

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Re: Human ingenuity, steam fan
« Reply #2 on: 22.09. 2020 22:47 »
Very neat fan but I think it is actually a Stirling Cycle and not a steam driven fan. I have a quite large reproduction of the British Ky-Ko stiring fan and it operates the same way. Mine has a chimney to raise the heat up out of the air flow for the fan to help keep things cool. Attaching a couple old pictures of my fan just for fun.
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Re: Human ingenuity, steam fan
« Reply #3 on: 22.09. 2020 23:00 »
^^^ Thanks, nice thing there, and learning something new. Interesting stuff > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_engine.

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