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Old 02-09-2009, 10:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
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For compressed air cars we are talking about 12,000-15,000 psi, no 80-125psi, low pressure compressed air can be used to start a car, truck or airplane, but not to run one for long distances, and yes, it will work for your A/C, well enough to turn the inside of your in to a subzero freezer, even in the summer.

Originally Posted by Andyman View Post
It would be nice to have a windmill on the roof to run an air compressor in the house. In the winter, it could help heat the house while compressing air for the car. In the summer it could heat the water in the water heater. Maybe it could also be used for cooking.

When the air expands in the car engine, it gets cold so it can be used for the air conditioner without using additional energy.

If the car has its own portable windmill, it could recharge itself just by parking in a windy area. It seems like a good way to keep driving when gasoline gets scarce.

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