- Jan 4, 2011
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Has anyone used an aquarium pump to run a small steam engine? I am talking about something with 3/4" to 1" bore. My daughter teaches middle school and one of the sections that she teaches is the industrial revolution. She wants to show them a couple of examples of running engines and she would like to use one of my small steam engines and a small internal combustion engine. Obviously they do not want to use live steam and the school does not have an air compressor so something like an aquarium pump would be ideal if it could generate enough volume and pressure. I am sure that it would have to be a piston type pump. Any idea if it would work and what I should look for?