reply to post by FreedomCommander
Actually yes I do base my work off of money since here in the real world it takes money to get things done. As far as why this device hasn't reached
the mass market yet, well first off the idea is only a few years old. Second it was thought up by an old retired gentleman from back east who doesn't
have a lot of funds to pursue the project. Third off most of the people that SHOULD be interested in stuff like his device which is not only workable
but pretty straight forward to build end up chasing chimera's such as the Davey Heater or the Rosemary Ainslie device or any number of other dead
ends. Fourth at the heart of the device is a boiler of The inventor's own devising which would require quite a pretty penny to get through all the
certifications and etc to make this system something that could be sold at Home Depot.
But make no mistake there are people out there pursuing this technology, and I believe very strongly that it's a viable option. I base this belief
off of some very rudimentary proof of concept experiments I've run over the year since I first discovered this technology.
Your attempts to make yourself out to be some sort of unsung folk hero that takes action rather than spending lots of time with all that fiddly stuff
like LEARNING, PLANNING, and GETTING GOOD DATA do nothing to help you prove your case!
Further your attempts to insinuate that I am somehow "all about the money" was quite laughable considering that all I did in my post was point out
where the system I am working on could provide you with all your heating and electricity needs for somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/3 the cost of a
comparable solar installation amortized over a 50 year period.
The reason this makes you look foolish is because ANY TIME you start work on a project you should first do your due diligence and make sure of a few
things such as:
1. Is the Concept theoretically workable?
This part requires at the very least a working knowledge of the prior art in the field you are working in, as well
as a grounding in where your device differs in this prior art and what unique challenges this might pose to you
Now that's if you're working in a well established and fairly conventional area. If you are trying to do something
brand new or at the very least pretty unique you also need to do basic experimentation to prove that all of the
various phenomena you need to produce to make a working device are able to be produced reliably first
individually then as an integrated system.
The further out there your concept is the more basic experimentation you're going to have to do. Not only that
but the better you are going to have to be at not just collecting the data you need to assess whether you have
a workable concept but also at interpreting the data once you have it!
2. Now that we have established the concept can in fact be harnessed the way we had planned we must now determine if the resulting device will be
economically feasible. AKA will it cost the same or less than what you are intending to replace?
To do this you must first have a pretty good idea of what your device is supposed to do, how much maintenance
it will realistically need, and what working conditions you envision it working in.
Once you have these rough estimates you can start pricing comparable components and systems to get a
general idea of what you'll pay to build your device.
Now that you have a guesstimate of what your device's capabilities, maintenance costs, and basic system
costs are you can now go about finding and researching what the capabilities and costs are of the systems it
will be competing with. Once you have this information you can sit down and realistically compare costs and
see if your system is going to be cost competitive over it's lifetime compared to the stuff it's meant to replace.
This step right here is why when the jet engine was invented the piston engine didn't just stop being made
entirely. Because only in certain fields were the jet engine's capabilities sufficiently superior to the piston
engine to justify their additional cost and complexity.
3. Now that you've established that your device is workable and economically viable you can start looking at what it's going to take to bring said
system to life. This includes tools, shop space, outside machining, and time and labor.
There are lots of really cool really workable concepts that could in theory be cost competitive but never get
pursued because the people that want to build them just don't have the capabilities or the cash.
As you can see ... any project should move through several distinct stages before you just get out and start building! And I didn't even include the
actual design and fabrication phases in this writeup.