water pump idea

i hypothesise that when is heat applied to a suitable sealed vessel, filled with water, and having a pipe into the base of the container below the water level, that when the water gets hot enough, it will exit the pipe under pressure.

if anyone has any input or had experiance with this kind of a thing or knows of a device which works in the same or similar manner, i would like to hear from you.  i though it could be a way of moving water with no moving parts or access to electricity, motors etc.

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Take a look at a coffee pot. Either a new electric type or a old fashioned camp fire type, they work on the same principle.
QSDR (author)  RedneckEngineer4 years ago
thanks I found a link about the 'storm kettle', very practical idea
Kiteman4 years ago
You've recreated the Savery fire engine, the first device to pump water from mines using steam power.
QSDR (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
thanks for the link I really enjoyed reading about the savery
Try looking at the "Thermodyne" pump - its a fluid Stirling engine.
rimar20004 years ago
It is a good idea, but you must work on it. You need a repetitive cycle of hot-cool air, and valves.
QSDR (author)  rimar20004 years ago
automotive radiator cap for pressure relief valve...
QSDR (author)  QSDR4 years ago
and agriculture float valve? maybe
RavensCraft4 years ago
Here's a very good demo of how it works:
If the water turns to steam, that's exactly what happens !