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Dead Men Tales: The Origin of the Btu

HeatingHelp Posts: 366
edited June 1 in THE MAIN WALL

The Origin of the Btu

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the story of Thomas Tredgold, defining the British thermal unit, and why it pays to develop a healthy skepticism.

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  • Steamfighter49
    Steamfighter49 Member Posts: 8
    Great stuff. Btw, engineers aren’t necessarily smarter than we are, they just have a more formal education whereas we got our ‘degrees’ via hands on education.
    I, too, now like and respect them. I joined ASHRAE. It helps to walk a mile in their shoes.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 2,171
    Headlight Fluid? and do you need a pyecost to pump it, or a henway to circulate it? Great story Dan.
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
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