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An engine that literally runs on "water hammer" ?

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ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,924
The Newcomen engine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcomen_atmospheric_engine


I'm kind of amazed.



Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,924
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    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Love it! I wish the narrator would have stepped outside before talking. My old ears couldn't make out most of what he said.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,668
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    It worked just fine! The overall efficiency left something to be desired, though... :)
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    http://youtu.be/EVxByLO_6cA


    http://youtu.be/cYNYgZXZwho

    I love the old steam equipment. Gives,a whole new meaning to wearing loose fitting clothing.
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,261
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    Good stuff!
  • ColinFarquhar
    ColinFarquhar Member Posts: 16
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    That 110 puts on a really nice show... My understanding of the steam cat is that it was built/rebuilt from a crankshaft & not much else...
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,924
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    Love it! I wish the narrator would have stepped outside before talking. My old ears couldn't make out most of what he said.

    I agree.
    The way they did that was very poor. Hearing the machine operate is wonderful, but hearing someone explain it is also nice just not at the same time.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment