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Infrared time-lapse of a steam radiator

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Reinvent
Reinvent Member Posts: 43
edited March 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
Made this video to show clients how a properly vented radiator looks as it fills with steam. Taken at 6 sec intervals for 23 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgcTvNlOa8A
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  • Brewbeer
    Brewbeer Member Posts: 616
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    Loved the cat at the end.
    Hydronics inspired homeowner with self-designed high efficiency low temperature baseboard system and professionally installed mod-con boiler with indirect DHW. My system design thread: http://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/154385
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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    Cats always find the warm spots, I remember having a console color tv in the late 70's (mostly tubes). In the winter that's where the cat slept when it was cold. She was not happy when I put a cable box on top of it, more than once I found it teetering off the edge.

    Bob
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Beautiful done! Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • flat_twin
    flat_twin Member Posts: 350
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    I enjoyed that clip, thx!
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    How cool is that? Thanks for sharing!
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    What is the floor finish?
  • MilanD
    MilanD Member Posts: 1,160
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    This video shows up after: steel vs. cast iron rad on hot water system.

    https://youtu.be/JknpBPCAiiU
  • Reinvent
    Reinvent Member Posts: 43
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    Gordy said:

    What is the floor finish?

    It's an old fir floor with poly. Semi gloss I think. It is less shiny than the video would lead you to believe.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    MilanD said:

    This video shows up after: steel vs. cast iron rad on hot water system.



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    Proof of how mass of an emitter can enhance performance of the system.
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,774
    edited March 2017
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    Gordy said:

    MilanD said:

    This video shows up after: steel vs. cast iron rad on hot water system.



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    Proof of how mass of an emitter can enhance performance of the system.
    I honestly don't think we needed an expensive FLIR to show us that.

    Mass is the entire reason I have an Ecosteam. Steam it self will allow the system to cool much faster than hot water once the burner shuts down but the 4000 pounds of iron in my house takes forever to cool.

    But at the same time, mass can add comfort if controlled because it delays the heating and delays the cooling. Fast changes are bad, which is why forced air is what it is.

    Would love to see one of those panel rads on steam though out of curiosity.
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