Several guys got there first with this notion.
Go to http://tinyurl.com/4xqkj
for their names.
--- In email@example.com, Donald Qualls <silent1@...> wrote:
> zoomkat wrote:
> > After noticing a fairly strong pumping action on my pie pan test and
> > the coffee maker engine, just wondering if a pop pop pump is
> > possible. I've thought about it for smaller engines, but making tiny
> > check valves would be a problem. I noticed aquarium check valves like
> > below at the local walmart that might work for larger engine setups
> > to make a pop pop pump. Might also be used with a mister head to
> > promote rapid water return to a large engine boiler.
> There are a few installations around of very large pumps with no
> pistons, no valves, powered by steam -- basically huge, slow-cycling
> pop-pop engines. Seems to me there's one in Australia somewhere, but I
> don't recall the name of the pump design.
> If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
> it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.
> Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com
> Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
> and don't expect them to be perfect.