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who says steam heat is inefficient

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by fbelec, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. fbelec

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    When I see a published third party test of the system efficiency, I will get excited until then, I wish them luck getting a patent. I expect we will be seeing them on Dragons Den.
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    Not buying it. Its either another snake oil youtube video or the guy has no idea how to measure the output. You can't have a perpetual motion machine.

    Hook up the steam output to a generator and see if it produces enough energy to run the electric motor. Bet it doesn't.
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    You might get more energy in raw steam output, but once you do something with that steam, there will be a loss in efficiency. Unless all you want is a steam machine. What ever device the steam powers will consume some of that 100% efficiency.
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    Good point. I wonder how efficient a nuclear reactor is when you jsut consider the steam it makes?
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    but guys, what you're not considering is that the narrator of the video has an accent. that must raise the efficiency by at least 25%
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    :lol:
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