Well heat rises in air so the warm air underneath
would try and escape upwards into the room which
would probably work I guess. Probably very slowly
as hot air wont conduct into a solid sunstance very
I cant see how it could be worse overall though...
if heat travels equally in all directions (in other
substances besides air), wouldnt you assume a lot (50%)
of heat would be lost downwards into the ground?
I dunno i'm probably talking crap, but it seems logical
enough.... My main point is that i thought that wood
would conduct heat faster than concrete - more suited
to buildings occupied at less well defined times.
Altenativly I think scsi hard disks and overclocked cpu's
probably provide pretty good heating also :)
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From: Padraig Brady [mailto:padraig at antefacto.com]
Sent: 30 November 2001 13:18
To: Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Cc: ilug social
Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] heating systems for houses...
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician wrote:
> Unless of course you dont have concrete floors?
> I assume it would work much better with wooden
> floorboards (so long as the piping is mounted
> close to the wood for the heat to conduct well).
? Wouldn't it work really badly with wooden floors as
the air would heat underneath which couldn't move to
the rest of the room (air is a very good insulator
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