Help!--Looking for Trompe informationgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
Years ago, I had plans for a Trompe. It's a gizmo which takes falling water, and adds air, through a series of perferations in a pipe, or passageway. The air ends up being compressed, although I don't know to what extent. Anyway, the compressed air can be used for various purposes, e.g. for raising water to a storage tank.
Anyone know anything about this? I can't even find info on altavista or yahoo.
Thanks for ANY help!
-- Al K. Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 05, 1999
I tried infoseek (where you can refine searches...) The article referenced in the link below is a history of compressed air development. It says that trompe systems are also called a water bellows or a water blower...
Another historical link mentioning trompes:
Perhaps a check of your library systems for books with "compressed air" as a subject...
Another search engine that can come in handy is www.northernlight.com
Sorry I wasn't able to come up with any more promising leads...
-- winter wondering (email@example.com), October 05, 1999.
Winter Wondering! Thanks! I even checked "Ask Jeeves", and Jeeves could only come up with art stuff. Good Job! I'll check those sites out right now.
-- Al K. Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 05, 1999.