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sonomacast 09-02-2011 02:32 PM

Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
Electricity generated from a WFO, Sure, this crowd seem to be working on something, How do you think it works? Steam power is all I can think of?

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brokencookie 09-02-2011 07:46 PM

Re: Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
Either steam ( since they mention hot water) or some kind of bi-metalic strip. But I can't see it producing too much energy. The steam idea might work but the safety factors ( PRVs etc) would end up making the system costly and expensive. I think it's a pipe dream

david s 09-02-2011 10:46 PM

Re: Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
"I think it's a pipe dream"
Don't discount the pipe. It can be instrumental in the production of some very innovative ideas.

Les 09-02-2011 11:34 PM

Re: Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sonomacast (Post 120056)
Steam power is all I can think of?

Not at all. A sterling engine would be the ticket. I don't understand why they are not mandatory in every chimney. Hot and cold equals power. Hell - hot and less hot equals power.

sonomacast 09-05-2011 01:13 PM

Re: Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
I did think sterling engine but it also seems out of the question, maybe a combo of everything possible, surely the pressure rising from the chimney alone would turn a prop, pressure from the hot water a piston and generated heat a sterling engine.

Neil2 09-09-2011 06:34 PM

Re: Electricity generated from a WFO.
 
"pressure from the hot water"

Pressure ?

Unless you are a boiler engineer, I would hesitate to try a home made pressure system.


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