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#75200 - 02/16/07 09:36 AM Candlepower  
Luketrician  Offline
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Sale Creek, TN USA
Thought this was interesting, I can't wait to try it when I get home this evening.

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#75201 - 02/16/07 11:40 AM Re: Candlepower  
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Griswold, CT, USA
Gotta be pure hokum!!!!!!

[This message has been edited by earlydean (edited 02-16-2007).]


#75202 - 02/16/07 03:39 PM Re: Candlepower  
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Posts: 65
Notice that his hand is always under the table when he lights the second candle or blows it out. There is something under the table, but I don't know how it connects with what's on top. I suspect there is something embedded in those candles. He seems to be "searching" a bit with the nails, especially on the first one.

#75203 - 02/16/07 05:40 PM Re: Candlepower  
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Chesapeake, VA
Also, notice the camera cuts in for a closeup of him rubbing the magnet, and the angle hides any wires that may be behind the candles.

*sticks nails in candles, lifting them up and showing all sides of the candle so we can see there was no tampering
*cuts to a closeup of rubbing the magnet
*wide shot now, where we never see the back of the candles again.
* Lights candle with right hand
* sticks right hand under table
* lights candle with left hand

I did notice his left hand under the table for the motor experiement while his right lit the candles [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by SteveFehr (edited 02-16-2007).]

#75204 - 02/16/07 06:01 PM Re: Candlepower  
Luketrician  Offline
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Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
After looking at the video again, I agree this might be a scam, oh well I'll be the sucker this time and try it anyway when I get home.

Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#75205 - 02/16/07 09:53 PM Re: Candlepower  
Obsaleet  Offline
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last time I checked wax was an insulator. rubbing a nail a couple of times makes a magnet not. Try 20 or 30 go long strokes. Light 1 candle and there is nothing stick your hand under desck and light 2nd an the light comes on full brightness. Even if this rig did make power would it not fluctuate with the candles.


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#75206 - 02/16/07 10:42 PM Re: Candlepower  
SteveFehr  Offline
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Posts: 1,208
Chesapeake, VA
I think a better experiment would be to test the conductivity of a candle flame- bring two wires together 1/8" apart, the span the gap with a candle to see what happens.

#75207 - 02/17/07 12:02 AM Re: Candlepower  
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
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Posts: 785
Chicago, Il.
OK, here's my stab at it. We never saw the bottom of the candles. Notice that he kept the candles on the darker section of the wood. Conductive coating??? What would happen if you poured a candle around a thermocouple? One lead could go to foil on the bottom, the other to foil around the cylinder. Nail punctures outer foil, 1st thermocouple at wick, down to foil touching conductive surface. The 2nd TC would be reversed polarity so the voltages would add when both were heated.

Or what about two candles formed around D batteries and closes on rise thermal switches at the wick???

I never gave it alot of thought but if one thermocouple can power a main gas valve,two in series can probably light small lamps and run small motors.

#75208 - 02/18/07 10:11 PM Re: Candlepower  
renosteinke  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
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This idea is nothing new. It was once the preferred method of generation at Three Mile Island, until that unfortunate meltdown:

[Linked Image]

#75209 - 02/19/07 01:03 PM Re: Candlepower  
Luketrician  Offline
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Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
ahh what a beautiful site [Linked Image] great job with the photo editing John! lol

BTW I am still planning on trying it out, been preoccupied with other BIGGER projects, like making potato canons [Linked Image]

Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

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