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steam whistle?

Post by DarenN » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:13 pm

i've been messing around with trying to build a whistle like you would find on a tea-pot. i have been completely unsuccessful. does anyone know anything about what the parameters are for a whistle to work?
thanks;

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Re: steam whistle?

Post by zelph » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:20 pm

I don't know but we may learn how from this site:

http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/acorn/explore.htm
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: steam whistle?

Post by DarenN » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:47 pm

thanks guys! :D
my head hurts, but i now think i have one that is going to work. it works nice at low pressure, (blowing through it). it has a nice clean sound but if i blow too hard the pitch rises dramaticly and the sound gets "fuzzy". we'll have to wait for the epoxy to cure before a steam test.

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Re: steam whistle?

Post by zelph » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:03 pm

Awhile back I read in many places that this "Storm Whistle" was the best.
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Re: steam whistle?

Post by Ridgerunner » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:12 am

I bet you could incorporate the squeeky out of a dog toy to do the job. ;)
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Re: steam whistle?

Post by DarenN » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:56 am

Ridgerunner wrote:I bet you could incorporate the squeeky out of a dog toy to do the job. ;)
if they weren't made of soft plastic they would have done the job alright. they melted.
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Re: steam whistle?

Post by Roy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Daren,

Why do you need a whistle on a teapot?

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Re: steam whistle?

Post by DarenN » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:37 pm

Roy wrote:Daren,

Why do you need a whistle on a teapot?
i don't. ;) :mrgreen:

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Re: steam whistle?

Post by Ridgerunner » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:03 pm

DarenN wrote:
Roy wrote:Daren,

Why do you need a whistle on a teapot?
i don't. ;) :mrgreen:

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