Date: March 08, 2020 11:12PM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> Not to be a thorn in your side, movable
> counterweights, also do not work well for building
> Pyramids. Why?
A "funicular" by definition is a movable counterweight.
> There is no magic free lunch...
this is a concept very few people seem to understand. they think they can wave its implications any time they choose. It's how modern societies try to work.
Yes, the Funicular works on the principle of counterweights. The difference is, water runs and fills into what is now the empty barge / vessel, with the stones removed. Once the water weight becomes more than the weight of the stone(s) over on the other Causeway, it will exert enough pressure, causing the other stones to move upwards. Water weight + gravity.
This can be said of any scale. Counterbalance and counterweight are both contained within the Funicular system. On the Pyramid, you have no such luxury, unless you are able to raise water to a higher elevation, and then apply it to your workload?
What did I just say?
As you know, I spent a great deal of time illustrating how that could be accomplished. But at that time, even I did not fully understand... those men and the energy spent raising that water, would be better applied to lifting the stone, and being apart of the 100 man pulling team. So, raising the water is not a good option either. It too, would consume to much wood and labor. Hope for rain?
I am redoing the Funicular, as it evolved, and became simpler. The concept of many barges, in tandem on the Causeway, greatly simplified matters. Shorter lengths of ropes. Barges get to come to rest. Allows men to return to work in the morning, where they left off. Water would be able to refill the reservoir overnight. Much less weight & stones per barge.
Even my math has to be in balance, of a realistic statement. I am working on it...