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Old 10-02-2010, 13:27   #16
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Old 25-02-2010, 11:28   #17
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I'd say get married, if not already. My wife is like sleeping next to a blast furnace. Plus there are other benefits.
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Heat water and store it in a thermos tank.

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The Isotherm Magic water heater has some sort of containers of sodium inside. They can store much more heat because it takes a lot of heat to liquify the sodium, and then that heat is released as the liquid sodium solidifies as it cools. Pretty simple and effective.

Not sure if this also is relevant, but I recall Alfa Romeros with sodium cores in the exhaust valve stems. Heat transfer.
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Old 27-02-2010, 02:35   #20
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The Isotherm Magic water heater has some sort of containers of sodium inside. They can store much more heat because it takes a lot of heat to liquify the sodium, and then that heat is released as the liquid sodium solidifies as it cools. Pretty simple and effective.

Not sure if this also is relevant, but I recall Alfa Romeros with sodium cores in the exhaust valve stems. Heat transfer.
Now that is interesting...thanks ggray
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Old 27-02-2010, 05:14   #21
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A really good way to store heat for propulsion is in the form of wind. The sun's heat causes weather patterns and we could use a sail to capture it when we want to go somewhere!... (How's that for out of the box thinking?)

But seriously, the salt thing is really interesting! Especially the prospect of cooling. Great stuff! Along the lines of the ammonia fridge that uses a small amount of heat to cool....But potentially more adaptable to the boat...??
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Old 27-02-2010, 06:08   #22
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Converting heat into wind...thats outside the box for sure Conrad....how about storing it
Yeh....I'm definitely intrigued about the salt thing...some research is in order.
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Converting heat into wind...thats outside the box for sure Conrad....how about storing it
Yeh....I'm definitely intrigued about the salt thing...some research is in order.
I guess you aren't quite understanding me...I have been storing energy from heat AS wind for quite some time now. It blows around the globe and is free for the taking.. Although if you would like to make a donation to my efforts, I can tell you where to send the check...
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Ahhh...so your the "One"...finaly I know who to pay for that....Thanks
So can you take a minute and teach me about the salt thing....oh great one Bow...boww...grauval....bow.
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I was hoping YOU could tell ME more about that salt thing!

And I admitt, the wind thing really isn't perfected at all. Been working with the coriolis effect for a long time and still have ares that are pretty wind deprived and others that have too much. Am taking a different approach and warming things up to melt the ice and stop the north atlantic 'heat pump' to see if that helps. Any suggestions welcome....
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Even better than coal... DIESEL.

But check this out. WhisperGenTM heat and power systems

It makes power and heat very efficiently. Best for colder places.
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I was hoping YOU could tell ME more about that salt thing!

Damn....then we'll never know
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Salt used to store solar power - Green Machines- msnbc.com
Molten Salt As Solar Heat Battery : TreeHugger
Thermal energy storage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Interesting thread!

Molten salt is an underappreciated material.

What is Molten Salt & Its Technology?

Although at 800C, it might be a tad warm to be stored in any quantity aboard small plastic boats.
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