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    For you radiant heat fans...

    What's that sticking out from under the bench in the bullpen and dugouts at the Twins new Target Field?
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    Yep. Radiant tubing from Uponor made right here in Minnesnowta.
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    Heated benches! Sweet!!
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but if it's outside - what a waste! Seems as if people are very adept at finding new ways to waste energy when we need to do the opposite.

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    Of course it's outside. If it were inside, they wouldn't need the heated seats. You're not bursting my bubble. I didn't mention the 38 miles of pex under the playing surface. The minimal amount of heat utilized in those benches doesn't make a dent in the amount of heat needed to keep the root zone temperature above freezing during a Minnesota winter.
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    And there are legit health reasons for the small energy expenditure.. Hemorrhoids anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    And there are legit health reasons for the small energy expenditure.. Hemorrhoids anyone?
    Huh? You call them hemorrhoids in Canada? I figured as cold as it gets up there you would call them Polaroids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but if it's outside - what a waste! Seems as if people are very adept at finding new ways to waste energy when we need to do the opposite.
    Sorry to burt your bubble... but it's a much better solution than using radiant overhead space heaters to direct warm air and infrared heat towards the players. It's much more effective to heat a plastic bench to about 90F and you can use a more efficient and cheaper energy source like natural gas or geothermal.

    Keeping a player that being paid up 6 or 7 figures to perform, warm and comfortable, is a very good investment.

    I bet your talking what 200 BTU's per foot of bench? Big deal.

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    nah - let 'em freeze; the players and spectators. Outdoor heat is stupid.

    Want to be warm? Go to an indoor event for god's sake.

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    you act like its the first stadium to get it. old hat man.

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    It is the first and only Major League baseball field with a heated playing surface. And, who you calling an "old hat man"?

    I realize it's old technology. Lambeau Field has had it since 1967.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc havoc View Post
    It is the first and only Major League baseball field with a heated playing surface. And, who you calling an "old hat man"?

    I realize it's old technology. Lambeau Field has had it since 1967.
    I disagree with you. Safeco field is built much the same way and it's over ten years old.
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    I stand corrected then. I was reading an article somewhere that stated Target Field was the only Major League baseball stadium to boast a heated playing surface. Maybe it was the only open air stadium to have such a claim?
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    Maybe it's because Safeco, being owned by the city, is thought of as a multi-use facility.
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