Does light transmitting concrete still act as a thermal mass, or does the
included glass nix that property...?
- Kris K.
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Likely about the same Kris, similar Thermal coefficient, which is the
ratio of thermal content using water as a ref. The infrared loss is
likely the same.
The manufacturer could give the info, infrared opaqueness etc.
Thanks Ken! It's not anything "in the works", but it's one of those "back
of the mind" things. I keep thinking about the "Passive House" concepts,
and I like th elook of the concrete that embeds optical fibers.
I also thought, Why not use something like test tubes or other tubing that
has water in it. and is sealed at the end with transparent stoppers? That
would let the light through, but the water (or other thermal liquid?) would
store the infrared energy. People already make "bottle walls", so it seems
like there ought tobe a way to make these things do "souble duty" so to
speak - fill with water for its high thermal coefficient (if that's the
correct terminology), and seal the end, but with something transparent or
I just get these crazy thoughts, Heh! ;)
On Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:40:12 AM UTC-3, email@example.com wrote:
I have Vision cookware too and got a set when I first moved out on my own.
That set was sold almost as long ago, but I recently found some different pieces
in mint condition for little at a second-hand place out here in Nova Scotia. So
that's what I mostly use.
The reason why this house was bought was because it included a microwave oven,
and since I already had my Vision cookware and it can also go in the microwave,
it was a no-brainer.
Belated thanks! That's very interesting stuff - there are also interesting
links associated with it. I added the above one to my Links folder ;)
I'm also interested in "shipping container" use.
There are so many creative people - I hope it gets to be contageous ;)
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