> Reaching the top work surface of the Pyramid, is no different
> than reaching the base, where the mortuary temple is. They both
> require enough power to pull weight along an incline surfaces.
> The Causeway incline is approx. 4.6 degrees, and the Pyramids
> incline surface is approx. 62 degrees. It makes no difference
> to the system, as long as, it has sufficient (water weight)
> power to overcome both inclines and the (stones) weights
> involved. For me this concept is easy. Maybe for others it is
> not. The Funicular system will overcome a 90 degree angle, ie.
> straight up into the air. As long as the Counterbalance
> Funicular System has sufficient water weight, it doesn't care
> if there is 4.6, 58, 62, or 90 degree angle. It will overcome a
> them all. It is only limited by the size of the vessel holding
> the water, the causeway strength to endure the weight, and the
> strength of the ropes. Gravity does the rest.
I've long tried to come up with a means to use mechanical advantage to lift stones to greater height. ie- use ten tons of water to lift a five ton stone twice as high. There doesn't seem to be a means within their capabilities to do this on the pyramid. There are ways to do it through "intermediaries" but these all result in significant efficiency loss. Chris Jordan used to have some good ideas along these lines but none seemed wholly plausible for their technology. Of course Kunkel had great ideas but there is the problem with evidence in this case.
I believe this is important if they had a limited amount of water at 81' 3". Perhaps Steven Myers is right that they had ample water and then it wouldn't matter.
I believe identifying the water source is absolutely criticalk to getting a fast solution to how they built and where exactly funiculars operated. I would start at the most obvious place where water is strill percolating up today and has created a ben ben sitting on a tiny primeval mound in the walls of the Sphinx Temple. I hope they just don't destroy it.