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compressor, turbine, exhaust wind

run turbine from AC compressor exhaust wind
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I would like to hook up a turbine to the top of my air conditioning compressor capturing the exhaust wind. I live in s fla and run the air 9-10 months. I need a special turbine to catch the wind. Any suggestions.
holediggerfl, Nov 03 2007


       I can't think why you'd want to do this. You'd get a only a small amount of electricity and any impediment to the exhaust would risk overheating the air conditioner.
xaviergisz, Nov 03 2007

       I think this is an idea; but with a request for enhancements.   

       Using the energy of the air-stream pumped out by the compressor might be a good idea. Unfortunately I suspect there's too little to harness as free-flowing; and if you forced the work then you'd add load to your air-conditioning, which would increase your power bill...   

       A less intensive attempt might work better; such as passing it through a heat exchanger to pre-warm your hot water system.
vincevincevince, Nov 03 2007

       That's a good use, [v3]. And very good point about not getting free power out of the exhaust. It's not very powerful, anyhow.   

       A spirally windspinner with big big vanes would work best. You could loop a string through holes in your wall, and maybe run an even smaller windspinner as a fan.
baconbrain, Nov 03 2007

       sp exhaust in title
xenzag, Nov 04 2007

       I think you mean condenser, rather than compressor.   

       A real hamster would of course be cheaper.
Texticle, Nov 04 2007


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