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  1. #1 How Do I Build a Homemade Heat Reservoir, or Heat Sink? 
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    I googled it, but I didn't come up with anything, really; I'm trying to create a vortex engine, and what I was trying to find online was a suitable heat collection device online that I could build for it. Am I using the wrong name, or something?


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    A vortex engine? Are not these huge things used to capture the heat energy from, say a nuclear reactor's cooling tower? I can't imagine anything worth building that would fit in someone's back yard (you did say "homemade").

    As for out-doors-heat-sink, have you looked at what is done in places like Alaska where it is necessary to cool the permafrost during the winter so it doesn't melt in the summer? This problem is applied to buildings and pipe lines that would otherwise sink into the earth over years of permafrost thawing.


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    I have no idea what size you want, but if it is large, as st2000 suggests, how about a swimming pool?
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    here's one made out of a 55-gallon barrel. Couldn't find a picture of the innards.

    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Might work; I know water holds in heat, but I'm looking for an efficient heat collector that energizes air. I've hear of salt brine, for one. WHat others? Basically, I'm trying to make a focused breeze out of air pressure, not unlike when you you're opening a door from the outside, and are hit by an out-going rush of warm air.

    In one experiment planned, I'm gonna hook up a heater fan, and a vacuum pump, namely have the up going heat in an outer concentric pipe, with cold, vacuumed air from the upper atmosphere forming the inner, and see what happens; namely, I'm trying to figure out how to create aplughole vortex in the atmosphere.

    Make any sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post
    Might work; I know water holds in heat, but I'm looking for an efficient heat collector that energizes air. I've hear of salt brine, for one. WHat others? Basically, I'm trying to make a focused breeze out of air pressure, not unlike when you you're opening a door from the outside, and are hit by an out-going rush of warm air.

    In one experiment planned, I'm gonna hook up a heater fan, and a vacuum pump, namely have the up going heat in an outer concentric pipe, with cold, vacuumed air from the upper atmosphere forming the inner, and see what happens; namely, I'm trying to figure out how to create aplughole vortex in the atmosphere.

    Make any sense?
    Not to me it doesn't. It sound like you want a substance with magical properties.
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    Well, I'm just trying to learn what does, and doesn't, work.
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