Author Topic: Gravity fed water tank driving an air engine.  (Read 59 times)

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Offline Caleb

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Gravity fed water tank driving an air engine.
« on: March 25, 2022, 05:36:42 pm »
Just something to think about.  A water tank in the attic pressurizing air at ground level which drives an air motor.

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Re: Gravity fed water tank driving an air engine.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2022, 09:15:20 am »
Wouldn't a water turbine be easier? Cheaper? Quicker?
Doesn't each conversion loose something?

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Re: Gravity fed water tank driving an air engine.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2022, 08:01:44 pm »
I think he is just having fun.  :-)  Part of the problem he was having was the water could not fill the tank fast enough, so there must have been a lot of energy lost in the long tube.

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Re: Gravity fed water tank driving an air engine.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2022, 10:02:56 pm »
A garden hose would have been better.