, I must first say something I don’t mind repeating once in a while and that is, I believe I am a problem solver and when the headlines read polar ice caps melting, greenhouse gasses destroying our ozone layer, to me that was and is a problem needing to be solved, and if not, it seemed so at the time of this invention. (Pictures in the back)
My solution for all this is called THE C.H.E.S.T. or Complete Hydro- Electric Sustainable Technology, I am very close to this one since it’s my last one and it’s still active.
I will show pictures of this prototype that we built in my garage, I have to say that this could never have been built if not for the help of my wife and brother-in-law, and this machine is cool, this one starts with 48 volts dc, while others can be started with gas or diesel if you so choose, but I like the electric start.
I wasn’t able to lift or move these large heavy generators and motors, I was able to explain how and what I wanted and they had no problem helping to make it happen.
It took a whole year to build what a couple able guys could do in a few days, but I am not trying to say I am fast, I am not, I would have to dedicate this prototype to those that without them it wouldn’t have been completed and for all their extra work and belief in me.
This is an electrical generator that can run on liquids without fossil fuels, and I know, it can’t be done, but only by those that can’t break the rules of math and engineering, even though my friend a physicist said according to his calculations it is possible, besides inventors don’t use the word “can’t” we choose to say “what if?
Once I saw my first crude prototype run, I knew beyond a shadow of doubt it could be done, the secret to my success is; (never doubt yourself) when it comes to water as a power if you can provide enough pressure and volume, you can run anything.
What I learned in the process of building THE CHEST is that over-the-counter products work for specific needs of today’s requirements, and that the parts
could be redesigned to be compatible with my design (for example) a 12.5kw generator is 19 inches high and 21 inches long, I would design them 8 inches round by 45 inches long, more power with less resistance, but they don’t make it because there’s never been a need, and the same for my pumps, they’re off the shelf not designed specifically for “The CHEST”, but it can be done.
Just how this came about is simple really, it almost starts out like a story; one day I was helping my Brother-in-law install a water pump into a customer’s house, on the way we were listening to a radio talk show, they were discussing global warming, and other buzz words like greenhouse gases and ozone layers.
My Brother-in-law spoke up and said “I have been in the pump business for 40+ years and I have always thought there would be a way to use water for power.
It was just a statement at the time.
Upon arriving there was an obvious problem the water was spraying out of the side of one the PVC pipes that had cracked from overheating, well, broken or not you must first consult the homeowner, so we never hurried into any job, and while he was talking to him, I walked over to the broken pipe to see the extent of the problem.
All of a sudden, while I was walking up to it, the pipe burst and water come shooting out of the crack in the pipe, and even though I hadn’t touched it by then I felt it necessary to grab the pipe and hold it, hoping it didn’t break completely.
It was a flowing well (meaning constant pressure), it built up enough pressure in that pvc pipe it had to go somewhere, while I was being soaked from the spray, I noticed that the water was shooting a stream some forty feet.
The pump had overheated and melted the pvc fittings attached to the pump and when the pump came on again it just sprayed out water from the bad fittings, and because the pump wouldn’t shut off, it overheated the motor and the pipes, and when you overheat pvc fittings they shrink.
We fixed the problem and replaced the pumps and the pipes while the water was flowing, I knew right then that using water as a propellant was more that possible, I immediately designed the Chest in my head.
That very afternoon I made a test bench, it was crude to say the least, a small table I made from a couple yellow pine 2×4’s 8 feet long and some scrap pieces of plywood. (See the diagram)
The wheel as I call it was an old 12-inch saw blade my brother-in-law had laying around; I took the blanks out of 1900 boxes (small electrical junction boxes) the blanks are about the size of a nickel.
I welded the blanks onto each individual saw tooth creating a wheel with paddles, and that was my first wheel, I mounted a scrap piece of plywood onto the side of my crude table drilled a hole where the generator shaft was going to stick out and mounted the generator to the table with the shaft protruding out of the plywood.
I say I, but it was always we, some way or another, my wife being disabled as well, we would rely on the times we knew her brother would returning to his shop, we needed muscle, my wife and I often say together we can make one good arm, we just needed the body (brother-in-law) to carry us around, LOL!
At that time all you could see was a 5/8 in shaft sticking out of the plywood, I put the wheel onto the shaft and welded it in place, after that I mounted a small garden hose onto the plywood and used a driveway spray nozzle, I bought from the local hardware store that would spray a continuous stream of water about ¼ in in diameter. (Video’s available)
I mounted the nozzle in such a way that it sprayed directly onto the paddles and turned the water on, the water was shooting a stream more than thirty feet, that gave me the confidence I needed to try my idea, so when I turned the water on the paddles it was spinning the generator extremely fast.
I was too excited to contain myself so I immediately went and bought an RPM meter and returned to my idea, I turned the water on again and measured the rpm’s, and that garden hose nozzle and saw blade was running at 850 rpm’s from just household pressure.
I can’t tell you how excited I was, and never having talked to another living sole about water as a propellant I had no idea that it couldn’t work, I guess ignorance can be bliss, because I had no doubt what so ever that it would work, I videoed it and tried it again and again with the same results.
I knew, that from that very second it was only a matter of volume and pressure that the generator would produce electric, I put an electrical meter on the wires of the generator and found it was producing approximately 65 volts.
I went out and bought materials enough to build a very crude prototype, I bought a cart and a piece of plywood and a list of products and returned to my garage, my brother-in-law offered up several used pumps and his shop to build it in.
We built that extremely crude prototype in a few days, we turned it on hoping for something wonderful to happen, but instead it was a complete failure, (almost), everything came from used pump parts or scraps, and the wheel was still going around, it was too slow to even register on a meter, but going around never the less.
After all it was a blower fan blade inside of two pump heads put together, there was enough space inside to put four wheels, so, I learned that with the proper flow direction, and with the least amount of resistance success could be achieved.
I realized my test from the day before and remembered those results, so, I was not going to be deterred, I sat and drew up the plans, as the drawings were coming together it formed its own name Complete Hydro Electric sustainable technology as you will see in the drawings.
While in the process of drawing everything I was in touch with a generator company out of Georgia, I was also in touch with a pump company out of North Carolina, and several other companies local and otherwise.
I also located an Architect out of Michigan (disabled engineer) who took my drawings and put them into 3D cad drawings, the architect was more than fascinated with my idea and assured me that I already had the answer (pressure and volume) and he knew of a scissor style pump that could achieve the required rpms and gpms.
I proceeded to build my idea in my garage, a year later and after working as fast and hard as I could with my disabilities The CHEST was born and there it stood waiting for me to flip the switch.