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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 04:36 PM
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Over Unity Water Heater??
That is what is claimed in this short video-- Whether it is or isn't, it looks interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_-DUKQ4Uw

I don't know how to post it directly to this page.

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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 04:47 PM
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1. Interesting - I'd Love For This To Be True - nt
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 04:50 PM
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2. OK - is there a web site for these? Very exciting.
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 05:16 PM
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3. Would you like to buy some stock in that company?
I've got plenty. I keep the stock certificates in my filing cabinet right between the Brooklyn Bridge deeds and the Florida Beach front property deeds.

Do you seriously believe that by spinning water you can get 70% more energy out than you put in?
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 05:28 PM
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4. Take it up
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 06:24 PM
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5. Riiiiiight.
Next we will hear how the oil companies are trying to suppress the technology because it will put them out of business.

If this worked like it is hyped, you could set up a steam turbine generator to produce electricity to power other water heaters and produce free electricity. There would be a cascade effect of 70% more electricity output than input. It would in fact put all electric utility companies out of business over night. No wonder the oil companies are trying to suppress it! :rofl:
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-17-07 06:32 PM
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6. Wow, just think, with the extra energy you produce you could
run another unity water heater to power a generator to power the first unity water heater.

Wait, wait, let's hook up another and power our house with it.

Let's go whole hog and hook up a few more and sell the power to the power company and we can quit our jobs and live the life of Riley.

My God, where were these things when I was younger? Oh yeah, they were with all the other perpetual motion machines, non-existent. I suspect they still are.

Show me the math.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 11:30 AM
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7. The problem with Over-Unity
I think it's entirely possible that someday, maybe someday soon, we will achieve over-unity energy production. Of course, it won't be over-unity in the strict sense of the word -- it will be a new source of energy entirely.

And I fear it because if it's truly inexhaustible, it may allow us to avoid our peak oil problem, and energy will quickly become so plentiful that our use of it won't grow at a mere 10% or 20% per year, but over 100%. There will be lots of waste heat as the laws of thermodynamics are violated locally. There will be no thought given to the heat problem, which will come on so quickly that there will be scant time to pay PR experts and lobbyists or to "mobilize" for protests.

We will enjoy a brief golden age -- then, as the waste heat accumulates, the term "Global Warming" will seem quaintly understated. The golden age will segue into the golden brown age as the Earth becomes an oven, then a blast furnace, and finally turns into a ball of golden-white plasma

I.e., a star.

Sure, Jackson Browne may never write a song declaring it to be anathema (like his songs decrying the self-heating metal we have learned to loathe), but here again, the threat isn't in the technology, it comes from the arrogant apes who prefer action to thought because acting is so much more macho and/or radical.

--p!
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