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The Tesla Valve

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45 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Then there's the Reed valve.

OLG

 

Simple as can be!  ^_^

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1 minute ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

 

Simple as can be!  ^_^

Think that's where KISS started........:lol:

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43 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Think that's where KISS started........:lol:

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No, they started in New York City after the band Wicked Lester fell apart.

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18 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

No, they started in New York City after the band Wicked Lester fell apart.

Go back to your room--------and stay there :lol:

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1 hour ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Then there's the Reed valve.

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Beauty of the Tesla is no parts to fail. Genius!

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29 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Beauty of the Tesla is no parts to fail. Genius!

Tesla never received 1/10 of the credit he should have, for all of his discoveries. -_-

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/extraordinary-life-nikola-tesla-180967758/

Reed valve-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_valve

Very common in 2-stroke engines. ;)

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1 hour ago, Black Angus McPherson said:

So, to me, the question becomes: "Why isn't the Tesla valve used?"

 

Also, what is a Reed valve?

 

Angus Not-an-engineer McPherson

 

The Tesla valve is a bit larger due to the design so it depends on exactly what you want to use it in. Also imagine trying to clear a clog out of one.

 

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1 hour ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Tesla never received 1/10 of the credit he should have, for all of his discoveries. -_-

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/extraordinary-life-nikola-tesla-180967758/

Reed valve-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_valve

Very common in 2-stroke engines. ;)

OLG

Kind of hard when you have Edison and big money yanking the rug out from under you at every turn. He was a brilliant man.

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It would almost appear that one of Mr. Teslas' better moves was to leave Edison and go work for Mr. Westinghouse

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Edison was a brilliant man also but he was also a sonofab****! Any man that would sanction the killing of animals to sell his ideas in electrical power should have been hooked up to some cabling himself. He was also a very astute and often unscrupulous businessman. 

 

Reference:

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/thomas-edison-history-electrocuting-dogs-horses-people-article-1.2969425?outputType=amp

 

https://broadly.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/kb4mw3/thomas-edison-thought-it-was-a-bright-idea-to-electrocute-animals

 

This says Edison didn’t kill the elephant. 

http://edison.rutgers.edu/topsy.htm

 

This sayshe did kill the elephant. 

https://www.wired.com/2008/01/dayintech-0104/amp

 

Tired of reading about this guy so off I go...

 

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22 hours ago, Black Angus McPherson said:

Also, what is a Reed valve?

 

we had these on our ½A glow engines with attached fuel tank, Thimble Drone as I remember.

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The problems with Tesla's one way valve are:

While it's Cv factor in reverse direction is 200 times the forward Cv factor it is less than infinite. I.E. it will leak in reverse direction.

It requires a lot of length compared to swing poppet & spring poppet check valves.

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