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Old 08-18-2017, 10:35 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
I say burn the wood for home heat.
Which brings up another point, heating.

The overall efficiency of any heat engine increases when the waste heat is used for something else, such as heating.

But transferring the heat from a pusher trailer to heat the cabin of the Leaf doesn't look like an easy task. One idea would be to use hoses and pump water to a heater element in the cabin. Valves could be used to shut off the water when disconnected. But there would likely be some water, actually antifreeze, spilt every time it gets hooked up.

Another idea would be to run air through much bigger hoses. Maybe just one would be necessary.

Or I thought of using a very large copper cable to transfer heat from one to the other. That would probably be very expensive though.
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