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Old 11-13-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
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why?

not original but worth thinking about.....

why does it take one match to start a forest fire, and a whole box to start a campfire?
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Old 11-13-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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why ?

Why do the ice cubes come out of some slots cleanly and perfectly and others shatter and spliner every time. Same tray different slots?


Why did God create mosquitos?



Why doesn't Dexter offer replacement axles for our trailers' Henschens'?
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Old 11-13-2003, 10:50 PM   #3
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hhmmm.......
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Question why is it that...

houses burn down, but cars burn up?

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why do

hot water heaters heat cold water?

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WHY ????

WHY NOT ???????????
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Old 11-14-2003, 05:32 PM   #7
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Why?

Why do you drive on a Parkway, and park in a driveway?
Why do they call it a "near miss? Wouldn't it be a "near hit?
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Why ?

Why ----when you have gone to a restaurant, you have been "eating out " when you're inside ?

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Old 11-16-2003, 12:40 PM   #10
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Why is the "foul pole" in baseball completely inside fair territory? and a ball hitting it is fair..shouldn't it be a "fair pole"?


And in golf why should the positive thing to achieve be "making the cut"??... seems it should be "missing the cut" to me.



Why is refrigeration technology so stagnant?
i.e. why not a 20ooo or 24ooo BTU AirConditioner that weighs a whole lot less than todays 12ooo BTU models? for our RVs.

(Please don't mess up this fun thread by answering the latter here ).
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Why is a 12000 Btu air conditioner called a "one ton" airconditioner? Seems like we made a lot of improvement since THOSE days!
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Actaully, markdoane, I have the answer for that one!

Way back when, they used to harvest ice out of the lakes up north in the winter. They'd ship it down the Mississippi in wooden barges packed in sawdust. Packed in cold storage warehouses, it was believe-it-or-not enough to keep stuff cold all summer down south. Then in the latter part of the 1800's, there was an ice famine due to a warm winter, and the mechanical refrigeration industry was born.

In the very early days of mechanical refrigeration, the machines were extremely large and driven by steam engines. They were used to make ice, which was distributed by horse and wagon to provide cooling.

Ice plants were rated in "tons of ice per day," and it just so happens that 12,000 btu per hour times 24 hours is enough energy to freeze a ton of water into ice.

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Some Ice History: http://www.alamoashrae.com/history/a...ars_of_Ice.pdf
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:35 PM   #13
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Ice plants were rated in "tons of ice per day," and it just so happens that 12,000 btu per hour times 24 hours is enough energy to freeze a ton of water into ice.
actually don you have the right church, but the wrong pew...
mechanical refrigeration was invented in 1855 by a german engineer responding to the law of supply and demand....demand had outgrown the supply of BEER since beer could only be brewed in the winter.....a british thermal unit(btu) is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree fahrenheit...a ton of refrigeration is the refrigerating effect equal to melting a ton of ice in 24 hours....thus we are removing 12000 btu per hour or 200 btu per minute of heat from the air...my 2 cents fwiw...
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Don and Norbert:
Thanks for the information. I think both of you are 100% right!
Whether 12000 Btu per hour is the energy removed to make a ton of ice in 24 hrs, or 12000 Btu is the energy absorbed by a ton of ice melting in 24 hrs.... is there a difference?
I sure hope Sue and Von are enjoying this .
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