If you notice his You Tube ID? Thinkerr....Now that is funny...someone go tell Al Gore there is another genius in the house.
I was wondering what Michel J Fox had been up to lately.
In most places up here, Natural gas energy is less expensive than electric. So the long term costs are less.
Engineers, they're the smartest people they know. And no, I won't service it.
Everybody has the right to be stupid. Some people abuse the privilege.
I forgot my Pen !!!
Originally Posted by RoBoTeq
he may save $5 a month just by putting a blanket on his water heater
Look mom... im an enginmaneer :-)
Making swimming room in the gene pool.
Ability is what you are capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.
It's thinking in the right direction, just not thinking it all the way through.
Originally Posted by brucenecho
Shipboard Engineers can tell ya all about "Waste Heat Systems". But it needs to be engineered from the ground up!
To just cobble something together and call it cool is gonna kill this dude and maybe his family too. Dude needs to be warned... and soon.
The views and opinions posted here are my own. They do not reflect the corporate policies of my employer and will most likely get me fired at some point.
All that work for $5!
I had a customer who made his gas fired water heater 100% efficient.
He came up with this idea of a soup can with four can opener cuts in the top, this was installed in place of the draft hood.
He told me he came upon the flaw in the engineering of the original tank based on how hot the flue pipe was. He reckoned that heat was going up the chimney as waste heat. Now all this waste heat was being captured in his basement, and acting as radiant floor heating.
Great idea except the flame rolled out of the front melting the knob off the thermostat, and catching the insulation jacket on fire.
I restored the flue connection, and took a picture for proof. This dope engineer told me he was going to install a sheet diverter around the base of the new tank to lessen the chances of the flame melting the knobs off.
I could not convince him to leave the tank alone, I also could not convince him to allow the install of a higher efficiency tank.
I still see him around so he has not died yet.
Was wondering that myself.
Originally Posted by dodge
That idea is going to go off like a bang,, especially whne we aren't installing mids in canada as of next year.
I thought we were talking about carbon monoxide?
Originally Posted by Profiler
I repair air conditioners to keep people cool when it's 110+ degrees outside.
I repair heaters so people don't freeze to death.
I shut down furnaces that are unsafe to operate.
Make fun of my profession, but dang it, I save lives.
We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.