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Hot Air mmmhhhm around the turn of the century for pumping water, running fans, and various light industrial uses Because these engines are made of cast iron, and often weighed hundreds of pounds, a lot are still around.

The price you'll have to pay will vary from salvage prices to the price of a museum quality restoration. Look for an unrestored "Hot Air" engine in local farm newspapers, antique machinery classifieds, or any

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Above: The 1906 Lake Breeze fan runs on alcohol.

Right: Detail of Sterling mechanism in Lake Breeze.

Above: The 1906 Lake Breeze fan runs on alcohol.

Right: Detail of Sterling mechanism in Lake Breeze.

place where old machinery is likely to be sold. You definitely want to find an engine close to home because, with the exception of fans, these engines are very heavy.

How do you get one running? It's the same way you fix a Model T: you find what's broken and fix it. First repair the obvious things like greasing bearings and removing rust. But there is one specific part that is likely to be broken in an antique Hot Air engine. The cast iron hot head is likely to be burned through. Any machine shop should be able to build you one. Consider having your new hot head made out of stainless steel which is very resistant to oxidation giving you years of good service.

It's possible that high tech Stirling engines may heat and power millions of homes in the future, but why wait for high tech, when a simple, reliable and low tech Stirling engine might solve your home power needs today.

Above: MM-1 demonstration Stirling engine shown running on a glass of hot water.

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The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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