Posted by jtown on December 21, 2000 at 21:40:17:
In Reply to: Re: Physics lesson posted by Stephen on December 21, 2000 at 13:25:43:
> " It's a baseboard radiator, just a pipe really"
Is there a 'radiator' or not? Or do you really have a pipe. What is the diameter and length of the pipe? Pitch is the slope, or rise over run of something as in a roof. For piping it is small so you might measure 1/4" in 10ft. Use a 2' level and raise the low end 'til the level is level and see how high it is raised. You could add cardboard or whatever to shim it up and then measure the thickness. You should have a definite pitch up to the radiator end for the water to run back without getting picked up and thrown by the steam. How do know the vent works. If it doesn't get hot at all it would be hard to tell usually. Take the vent right out and run through a cycle. Be sure to replace it as soon as you know as I am not going to re-plaster for you. You said room is small I think, but is it insulated?, masonry?, lots of windows?
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