Once I saw a do-it-yourself form at Home Depot that I would fill out with
information I would take from measuring windows, room size, etc. and them
calculate how many BTUs the new boiler should be. Where can I find something
One horsepower is only about 2542 BTU/hr.
A kilowatt is almost 3413 BTU/hr.
But a "boiler horsepower" is 33,479 BTU/hr.
Watch out with those BTU ratings, when converting!
The term is archaic now, but you might run into it
from time to time. It's a kickback to the heyday of
steam engines (locomotives), where typical efficiency
was less than 8 percent. You needed to burn 33,479 BTU
worth of fuel to get one horsepower-hour to the wheels.
Thank God for Diesel-Electric!
On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 21:34:33 -0700, ~^Johnny^~ <> wrote:
Well, not to worry.
I've heard it said that as we age, it's OK to constantly forget
where you left your car keys.
It's when you forget what your car keys are for,,,THAT"S when you have
a problem. <g>
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