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by Hutch687
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Re: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine

actually that should work quite well. dont know why i didnt think of it. i think i just had my brain too focused on pumping water. thanks.
by Hutch687
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Re: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine

So I have finally discovered the inner working of the Sunpulse Stirling Engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBa0ntXANI&feature=share I have one new problem I discovered which is that I cannot run the "cold" pipe through my pond without it freezing in winter. So I have decided to dig a 10 foot d...
by Hutch687
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Re: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine

I know Jurgen claims 12% efficiency for electricity generation on the Sunpulse, and 90%+ when he includes the heat. I have plenty of uses for heat, and I have no qualms about having an always-ready BBQ for some smoked pork. Hey Alfista, I am very aware of the advantages of PV panels as my folks have...
by Hutch687
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Re: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine

Hey Aviator, I would prefer to use a design that has been built and tested by someone else if possible. That would just be simpler in my opinion (im a big fan of simplicity). Perhaps if someone can help me decipher the exact internal setup of the Sunpulse I will build it since the dimensions for it ...
by Hutch687
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)
Replies: 442
Views: 181081

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Hi, I'm new to the site, and I am building a large LTD Stirling Engine to power my home!
by Hutch687
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

2 KWh LTD Stirling Engine

I am currently working on building an LTD Stirling Engine (or 2) to provide electricity for my home. I am using Evacuated Tube Collectors to heat vegetable oil to 180-200 Centigrade in a closed system. I have not decided on my coolant yet, but it will either be water being pumped in copper pipes in ...