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The first circulator - Dan H.

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
what motive force drove the very first hot water circulator for a heating system.
Retired and loving it.

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  • jerrygb46_5
    jerrygb46_5 Member Posts: 5
    circ?

    Smaller pipeing,baseboard convectors?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    I mean,

    what turned the impeller?
    Retired and loving it.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    water

  • Tony Conner
    Tony Conner Member Posts: 549
    I'd Go With...

    ...water as well. I saw an old catalogue once, that listed small, enclosed water turbines that went into the water supply to buildings. As long as there was enough water flow, they'd have enough power to drive something small like a sewing machine, or, I'll bet, a little circ pump.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Nope

    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    No,

    but thanks for playing!
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Sorry,

    no cigar!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Kritz_3
    Kritz_3 Member Posts: 85
    Circ.

    Flue exhust gas?
  • Waylon Lowery
    Waylon Lowery Member Posts: 57
    I'm with Steve

    ...flue gases off the boiler turn a turbine which turns the circulator....sounds goood in theory...
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Well done, lads!

    And you can read all about it in The Library. Look under Very Old Stuff.
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  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    Dan

    can water be tied in a knot to damm water in the same way a valve damms water ?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Yes

    > can water be tied in a knot to damm water in the

    > same way a valve damms water ?



    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Yes

    Retired and loving it.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    bit of an engineere hey?

    :)
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