PutPut Fountain

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  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1

    Jan Ridders

    Jan Ridders

    Jan Ridders

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    Hi all,
    I designed and made a little device with a small touch of steam technology as a gift for one of my grandchildren. It is based on the so called "put-put" principle mostly used in toy boats. But here it creates a continuous and pulsating water fountain in a vertical glass tube as long as a flame of a tea light is heating a small steam pot. It consists of some basic elements like a small fruit jar with lid and some easy to make brass parts but for what I had to do rather much experiments to find the final and optimal dimensions.
    See the video:
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7PdlOID2fk&list=UUOWqwLEIfORZB09qQirdkag"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7PdlOID2fk&list=UUOWqwLEIfORZB09qQirdkag[/ame]
    and the concerning page of my web site:
    http://ridders.nu/Webpaginas/pagina_poppop_fountain/poppop_fontein_frameset.htm
    I also made a 4-sheet drawing plan for this toy that is available for everyone interested via my web site:
    http://ridders.nu/

    Friendly greetings from Holland,
    Jan Ridders
     
  2. Sep 17, 2014 #2

    purpleknif

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    Once again, WAY COOL ! ;D
     

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