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This is quite a treasure chest of books. Thanks gentlemen ;)

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    Thanks to Robert Bean

    for finding this amazing resource. I've spent most of the day linking so that all of these wonderful books are now available to all of us at HeatingHelp.com. I own many of these and they're incredible. Enjoy!
    Retired and loving it.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    wow!!!!!!!!!

    could spend the next couple years there!!! but its awesome..

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    Ditto!!

    Thank you both Dan and Robert for sharing and presenting!!

    Dave
  • rb_6
    rb_6 Member Posts: 222
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    Came across the site whilst researching materials for an upcoming article on the History of Radiant...(incidentally as far back as 4500 B.C - long before the Greeks and Romans - there is evidence of radiant heated floors used by the Chinese.

    Anyways - it's amazing that stuff written so long ago is just applicable today as it was then - also tells us how much resistance there is to change in construction...double pane glass in the 1800's...ya'd think we'd be light years ahead.

    Benjamin Thompson, later becoming Count von Rumford who determined the specific heats of various substances and thermal conductivities of insulating materials observed the inefficiencies of single pane glass in the 1800’s stating...

    “There would be no use employing the best stoves to remedy these inconveniences. Close to the windows it will indeed be possible to feel the heat caused by the calorific radiations; but nothing can hinder the currents of air, caused by the cooling, which takes place through the panes of glass, from spreading over the entire extent of the room. But when the windows are double layer, the layer of air which is enclosed between the two windows being an excellent non-conductor of heat, the inside window is well protected from cold from without and the descending currents of air just mentioned no longer existing, it would be easy, with good stoves moderately heated to establish a pleasant and equable temperature.” Early Application of Engineering to the Warming of Buildings, A. F. Dufton's, Newcomen Society Transactions, 1940-1941

    This text is dear to my heart...“The researches of the physiologist and of the medical man into the laws which govern the prevalence of disease have enabled them by the gradual accumulation of information to lay down the principles upon which the construction of houses should rest. It is the duty of the architect, the builder, the engineer and the surveyor to apply these principles and their correct application is essential to the efficient construction of a dwelling as is the quality or strength of the materials which are used to build the dwelling.” Observation on The Construction of Healthy Dwellings by Sir Douglas Galton c.1880

    That would be over 120 years ago!

    We don't condition buildings we condition people...always have - always will.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Thank you Dan and "Bean"!!!! I haven't had much time to look through it but did spend a couple hours scanning through the "Ideal Fitter". For some reason I've never bought one of those.
  • DaveStroman2
    DaveStroman2 Member Posts: 21
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    Mike, I have almost all of the Ideal Fitter books and I have a few extra copies. How about I send you one. You were nice enough to give me your treasured copy of your Tesla book, how about I return the favor?

    Dave Stroman, Denver

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Thanks Dave! Look for an email with my address. I'll find some book to send in trade.

    I actually found your business card, so might give you a call.

    Mike
  • DaveStroman2
    DaveStroman2 Member Posts: 21
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    Mike, Call my office number tonight or my cell phone during the day. A book swap would be great. The books that Dan has in the library are great but there is nothing like the real 100 year old book. I have a couple that used to be owned by a person who worked for Am Rad.

    Dave Stroman, Denver

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