Friday, 29 July 2016

Step by step guide on how to build a heatpump – out of flour, eggs and milk!

Star's air source heatpump, the Neatpump, was years in the making, but this one will only take you a few hours - here's how you can bake your very own heat pump cake (tried and tested recipe)!


How to make a Neatpump... CAKE!
by D.H. MacLeod

Neatpump cake step 1
1. Find an engine room (kitchen)


Neatpump cake step 2
2. Compile as per specification (recipe)

Neatpump cake step 3
3. Supply charge (Mix batter)


Neatpump cake step 4
4. Charge vessels (Pour into 10" cake tin)


Neatpump cake step 5
5. All equipment received (4 x 10" Cakes)


Neatpump cake step 6
6. Check sizes (Cut cakes to size)


Neatpump cake step 7
7. Position and weld (Add layer of jam & buttercream)



Neatpump cake step 8
8. Build pack (Add another layer of buttercream)



Neatpump cake step 99. Keep building (Add more layers)



Neatpump cake step 10
10. Final build stage (Add another jam layer)


Neatpump cake step 11
11. Check overall dims (Cake is square)


Neatpump cake step 12
12. Paint (Add crumb coat)

Neatpump cake step 13
13. Check paint quality (Crumb coat is level)

Neatpump cake step 14
14. Once paint is dry... (Crumb coat is hard)


Neatpump cake step 15
15. ...Build housing (Add fondant panels)

Neatpump cake step 16
16. Finish housing (Add last panel)


Neatpump cake step 17
17. When fitting last panel, check edges (Add water to seal edges)


Neatpump cake step 18
18. Ensure housing is square (Allow to dry)


Neatpump cake step 19
19. Fit fans (Cut and add fondant fans)


Neatpump cake step 20
20. Fans should be run tested (Allow to dry)


Neatpump cake step 21
21. Check paint specification (Order printed fondant)


Neatpump cake step 22
22. Paint doors (Make fondant doors)


Neatpump cake step 23
23. Let paint cure (Let fondant harden)


Neatpump cake step 24
24. Add doors and logos (Yup)


Neatpump cake step 25
25. Take photographs prior to despatch...


Neatpump Cake
Your Neatpump is now ready for shipping. Slice, Serve, Eat and Enjoy!

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