An interesting proposition has been suggested on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. Steven Karels has suggested that, in order to help people who live in northern areas subject to several feet of snow a year, underground steam lines could be installed.
This idea is based on the fact that many municipalities actually melt snow in order to get rid of it. Karels said that, with the last snow storm, he had to shovel 2 feet of snow from his driveway and sidewalks. If he had steam pipes buried under his driveway and sidewalk, he could have turned on his E-Cat to melt the snow. This would also be a great solution for icy conditions in parking lots and parking garages.
Karels pointed out that it would take one 10kW E-Cat to heat a 200 sq.ft. area of driveway or sidewalk. This might also be helpful in areas such as overpasses and bridges, which ice over in bad weather. Since the E-Cat can be remotely operated, this would be quite useful in road maintenance.
What do you think? Does this sound like an E-Cat application possibility?