Building a Vortex Tube


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  • Cheeky Monkees
    Cheeky Monkees  11 hours back

    “Creating a vortex may not be legal in your Country”...

    • Cory M
      Cory M  1 days back

      You could use this with a trompe to create a passive heater cooler

      • Clint Compton
        Clint Compton  1 days back

        The best part... WWJD-40. Haha.

        And isn't the "swirl chamber" the name of the back room at strip clubs?

        • I/O
          I/O  2 days back

          The smooth operator was absolutely on point

          • Randy McDonald
            Randy McDonald  4 days back

            Be careful with the religious comments lest you be hunted down and smited by "One million moms". Enjoying the content.

            • Rik DeBacco
              Rik DeBacco  6 days back

              In order to open the time portal to get back to my famil.... lol ded

              • Mr67chev
                Mr67chev  6 days back

                Yes please building interocitor next

                • acroduster
                  acroduster  6 days back

                  hey now, very fer men could manage to build n interociter! just make sure your glass beads are up to dissipating the voltage! lol.

                  • Alex Hall
                    Alex Hall  2 weeks back

                    These are pretty common in some shipyards ive been in. A little bit of hose and bam you got a personal a/c in the bayou.

                    • Josh Brown
                      Josh Brown  2 weeks back

                      If you have an interest about the vortex.

                      It's all around nature.


                      • Maverick S
                        Maverick S  3 weeks back

                        I have been looking everywhere for a video on this thank you for explaining it in terms I understand.

                        • Jake Elliott
                          Jake Elliott  3 weeks back

                          To simplify the process at an educated guess, the pressurised side of the tube contains heat which is what happens when compressing gas, the escaping gas at the cold end is gas that is depressurising, which will be colder as it has lost it's heat on pressure loss and expansion.

                          There is more than likely a bit of fluid dynamic and thermal dynamic voodoo involved inside the tube with the swirling effect which I don't understand much of.

                          • Evi1M4chine
                            Evi1M4chine  3 weeks back

                            I prefer WWAD-40 myself. What Would AvE Do?

                            • 3madeamps #3 in nc
                              3madeamps #3 in nc  3 weeks back

                              what is this used for ??

                              • Monk Drunkey
                                Monk Drunkey  4 weeks back

                                Great stuff, second video I watched, both have made me laugh out loud. I love it, making people laugh and making things will get you into paradise with honors. Ha! This is what slots look like when... I just had to come back and say again great job. You make the world a better place

                                • JAMES! Since the 70's
                                  JAMES! Since the 70's  4 weeks back

                                  If nothing else, you made a perdy aluminum mallet!

                                  • JAMES! Since the 70's
                                    JAMES! Since the 70's  4 weeks back

                                    It's a pelter that runs on air!!

                                    • Kelly Wes Kirkconnell
                                      Kelly Wes Kirkconnell  1 months back

                                      Maxwell's Demon

                                      • David Hutchinson
                                        David Hutchinson  1 months back

                                        I really love your builds! Great work ^.^

                                        • Roger Barraud
                                          Roger Barraud  1 months back

                                          You could try doing a patent search for the commercial ones - if they put significant research into it there might be some patentable techniques on record.

                                          • Roger Barraud
                                            Roger Barraud  1 months back

                                            I see the blue spindle and the tan block - but where is the #GreenRoom?

                                            • Roger Barraud
                                              Roger Barraud  1 months back

                                              So what is the precedence of the 'smooth' operator - and does it associate left- or right-ward?

                                              • Roger Barraud
                                                Roger Barraud  1 months back

                                                Next instalment: 3D Printing a missing ON/OFF button for your Multimeter... :-/

                                                • Bill Hinkle
                                                  Bill Hinkle  1 months back

                                                  "daddy- o" at 17:00! I haven't heard that one since Edd "Kookie" Burns on 77 sunset strip!

                                                  • Paul Zsoka
                                                    Paul Zsoka  4 weeks back

                                                    Bill Hinkle damn! You are OLD!

                                                • Jimothy Blumberg
                                                  Jimothy Blumberg  1 months back


                                                  • elcidbob
                                                    elcidbob  1 months back

                                                    This seems like it should be stuck with a sterling engine, somehow.

                                                    • Nic Stroud
                                                      Nic Stroud  1 months back

                                                      Very impressive, really.
                                                      Compressed air goes in, some swirling happens and you get cold air one end, hot the other. Amazing! Inefficient but amazing none the less.
                                                      Now what's it for?

                                                      • John Ellison
                                                        John Ellison  1 months back

                                                        An interocitor. Be careful man. Those things are dangerous.

                                                        • millie maddalena
                                                          millie maddalena  1 months back

                                                          If you make the vortex tube into a vortex cone you will increase flow output

                                                          • millie maddalena
                                                            millie maddalena  1 months back

                                                            Pressure doesn’t dictate flow, friction and plumbing restriction

                                                            • tim b
                                                              tim b  2 months back

                                                              Would it make a difference for the amount inlet holes

                                                              • tim b
                                                                tim b  2 months back

                                                                So if you had 2 air compressors set at 80 psi coming in through 2 different ports and on the smaller tube double the amount of holes but at half the drill bit size to try an speed the vortex up as fast as you can

                                                            • PixelRick
                                                              PixelRick  2 months back

                                                              thought provoking, enjoyable video.

                                                              • trogdor420
                                                                trogdor420  2 months back


                                                                • Pete
                                                                  Pete  2 months back

                                                                  Fun fact: You can create a "swirl chamber" just about anywhere with some wine coolers and some Robin Thicke music.

                                                                  • Wayne Rainey
                                                                    Wayne Rainey  2 months back

                                                                    "No Interociter can be replaced, beat this in mind when assembling" Did you forget your own advice Exeter? Might want to get that forehead checked,

                                                                    • ZoomZoom870
                                                                      ZoomZoom870  2 months back

                                                                      Thanks for the CAD files.
                                                                      Decided to 3D print it using PLA.
                                                                      You seem to have mixed up files mine worked more like a pipe bomb.
                                                                      So thanks for the 3D printed pipe bombs, I guess?

                                                                      • Flamytygwa
                                                                        Flamytygwa  2 months back

                                                                        It's also the same principal that great white sharks use to keep their core body temperature higher than the water around them without expending a lot of energy, look it up!

                                                                        • Rich MAC
                                                                          Rich MAC  2 months back

                                                                          I had the opportunity to work with Vortex tubes about 10 years ago when we were trying to cool cameras that were used to look at boiler tubes in a large furnace. I have a mechanical engineering background and until then I had never heard of one. I thought someone was pulling my leg, that a static device could turn shop air into a cooling system but apparently these have been around for quite sometime.

                                                                          • Super Vortex
                                                                            Super Vortex  2 months back


                                                                            • Harry Sanders
                                                                              Harry Sanders  2 months back

                                                                              Great video! love the humor. Is the lathe plugged in Adam. HAHA

                                                                              • EMC2
                                                                                EMC2  2 months back

                                                                                SO, ..... basically just "Guessing", ... & ... not understanding how it actually works, ... you made the effort to make one, .....
                                                                                It worked, ... well sort of, ... I really don't understand why you had to use such a large diameter tube.
                                                                                Aluminium V's Stainless, ... I, personally would go with stainless.

                                                                                Take a look at the links provided, ... it will help you more than you think, (I think).

                                                                                • Gary Gesell
                                                                                  Gary Gesell  2 months back

                                                                                  Lol funny as hell too

                                                                                  • Gary Gesell
                                                                                    Gary Gesell  2 months back

                                                                                    You are brilliant sir

                                                                                    • Pat Haskell
                                                                                      Pat Haskell  2 months back

                                                                                      Excellent machining, lame as sh:t attempts at humor.

                                                                                      • qwerty mnbvc
                                                                                        qwerty mnbvc  2 months back

                                                                                        cold air is heavier than hot air, same phenomenon appear when you swirl water in a bucket with some sand on bottom.

                                                                                        • goofycker
                                                                                          goofycker  2 months back

                                                                                          dis old goony

                                                                                          • chuckie Wuk Wuk
                                                                                            chuckie Wuk Wuk  2 months back

                                                                                            mmmm..... McDLT....

                                                                                            • Dgaf brapman
                                                                                              Dgaf brapman  2 months back

                                                                                              Ran a machine that used vortec (vortex) tubes and i always wondered how hot air would be coming out of the backside but it would be covered in ice at the front.