This week's set is ready, I haven't changed anything here since the
newsgroup service provider said they would look into the problem of dropped
posts, hopefully they have it figured out by now.
Rob H. wrote:
)>> This week's set is ready, I haven't changed anything here since the )>> newsgroup service provider said they would look into the problem of )>> dropped posts, hopefully they have it figured out by now.)>>
)>> http://55tools.blogspot.com /)>>
)> That's the first original post I've seen by yourself in months, so looks )> like ES have sorted it.)>
) Glad to hear that they fixed the problem!
Except that in this post you wrote something different (the comment about
not having changed anything), so it wouldn't trigger the 'almost exact same
post' filter. By stating that you didn't do anything different, you did
something different. Heisenbug, indeed!
Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for any of the statements
made in the above text. For all I know I might be
2407 A couple of people have stated that this is a Stirling engine. I
was led to discount that possibility because of 2 factors:
Both cylinders seem to have cooling fins, while one cylinder of a
Stirling engine is heated.
The pistons, unless there is an interesting gear arrangement in the
middle, seem to be 180 degrees out of phase, rather than 90 degrees for
a Stirling engine.
If this is a Stirling engine, can someone explain how it works?
On 11/24/2011 6:15 AM, Alexander Thesoso wrote:
You're right about it being an alcohol burner in the middle, my answer for
this is that it's a hot air engine, I don't know if it's considered some
type of Stirling engine or not, I'll let someone else answer that question.
Still not sure about two of the items this week but the rest of the answers
can be seen here:
How about that! It actually says that running sewing machines
is one of its uses - and that was what I had suggested based on the
pulley groove being similar to the old foot-treadle operated sewing
machine which my grandmother had and which I played with as a kid.
I did not do well on any of this puzzle's mysteries other than the blow
I agree with Snag about the plumber's lead pot. Here is an overly
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