I worked on an oil fired unit that was somewhere around that size. It
was interesting. They had a boiler big enough to duck walk in where I
took my training. It wasn't in use but impressive nonetheless.
totally off topic but that reminds me of stories my dad used to tell
of his work experiences. He was involved with digging the huge
irrigation canals used by farmers in north central washington. some
of these dirt canals are 75' wide and 30' deep. he was on oiler on a
Steam Shovel, and said the engine had cylinders large enough for a man
to stand inside of. Some of his stories on the construction of
Hanford Nuclear Reservation still boggle my mind.
The 'M' seems to come from Roman Numerals. I've seen 'C' (for
hundreds) used that way too. The usage amount on my gas bills is in
CCF (hundred cubic feet). The amounts on the gas royalty checks I've
seen are in MCF (thousand cubic feet).
I remember finding that 'M' confusing, when I had more experience with
There is a very popular quartz heater on the market today. People are
purchasing them like crazy. They even like the product.
Does this make it "reasonably priced" or manufactured from a "quality
No kidding... this is what people don't understand.
Which produces more heat?
A 1 - 500 watt halogen light.
B 5 - 100 watt light bulbs.
C 1 - 500 watt electric heater
D 1 - 500 watt quartz heater
E 1 - 500 watt baseboard heater
Which answer below is correct?
A They all create different amounts of heat.
B A & B are equal, C & E are equal, but D produces more heat.
C A, B & D are equal and C & E are equal, but C & E produce more heat.
D (A,B,C,D & E) All create the same amount of heat.
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