Magician is a perfect description. All his demos are performed along the lines of a stage act. Nearly all magicians have an engineer to invent the illusion and manufacture the props. However the last demo with the plastic plumbing parts suggests his regular guy done a runner.
Like a magician, Rossi never does exactly the same illusion twice to the same audience within a short time, he never allowed proper examination of the props, Rossi never permitted proper measurement with the observers' own instruments, and he never allowed anyone complete repetition of the process with them doing it under supervision from fueling on. It's all been under some sort of screen or other and the very few times measurements were done more or less correctly, including finally, at long last IH, they showed no net power out. It's been happening for 7+ years and I have no idea why a single person still thinks Rossi may have something, however improbable. You of all people, JedRothwell should know better. There is not the slightest chance that Rossi has or ever had anything. Being eaten by a shark or winning a billion dollar lottery is way more probable. There's not even a comparison to other LENR researchers, however wobbly, including Mizuno, all the former SPAWAR folks, etc. etc.
Rossi's regular guy indeed did a runner. He was in his nineties when he worked for Rossi and died around 2013 if memory serves. Here is his toolkit with which the early ecats were assembled, memorialized by Steve Krivit. Note the high precision instruments. You could do brain surgery, calibrations for space flight, microcircuits or turbine engine repair with that set! They are perfectly suited to assembling a delicate and precise radically new nuclear fusion reactor.
And yes, I know it was posted once before