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electric water pump no moving parts

open pipe, sitting in water with electric cup heater in it.
 
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bubbles create pressure upwards in water. steam pushes air upwards. Together water is pushed up and out of the pipe.
pashute, Nov 15 2012

It looks to me like you're trying to make one of these http://www.instruct...g-parts-water-pump/
...only using steam bubbles in place of pumped air. I think you'll have a bunch of engineering issues on your hands, but why don't you try it out and report back to us? Just watch out you don't scald your hands! [DrCurry, Nov 15 2012]

MND water mover http://www.youtube....watch?v=ciLz_8hDpyw
As mentioned in an annotation [Vernon, Nov 15 2012]

In the beginning was ... http://en.wikipedia...n_engine#Precursors
... some really weird stuff. [8th of 7, Nov 15 2012]

The Museum Of Retro Technology http://www.aqpl43.d...m/MUSEUM/museum.htm
Lots of Prior Art here .... [8th of 7, Nov 15 2012]

Drawing of this idea https://docs.google...iElkFqWVoSs0ns/edit
[pashute, Nov 23 2012]

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       Bubbles create pressure in water. Bubbles push water both up and down. Pashute left with empty pipe, scalded hands and a large puddle of water to clean up.
DrCurry, Nov 15 2012
  

       I believe this has been done with salt water and MagnetoHydroDynamics (MHD) technology.
Vernon, Nov 15 2012
  

       How IS this different from a coffee maker?
DIYMatt, Nov 15 2012
  

       The coffee that comes out is very, very weak.
8th of 7, Nov 15 2012
  

       Baked. Yellowstone.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 15 2012
  

       Prior to the Newcomen engine, there was a steam-operated condensing water pump that was just a chamber with a couple of valves ...   

       <link>
8th of 7, Nov 15 2012
  

       No. They are not part of the motor. The electrons in the electric teacup warming stick are, though.   

       Thanks 8th! That link was worth all these years at the HB.
pashute, Nov 19 2012
  

       DrCurry, see link.
pashute, Nov 23 2012
  
      
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