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Ceiling or table fan better
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There are far too many factors involved to definitively state that a table fan cools more than a ceiling fan or vice versa. For starters, there are different styles of both. It also depends highly on ...

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What does “tempered water” exactly mean and how does it help cool the air?
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I would argue that "tempered water" was the unfortunate result of a marketing department not doing their homework. Typically in plumbing design, I come across "tempered water" on ...

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energy unit conversions
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3 votes

I think the problem is just that you're expecting the solution to be more elegant; it looks like you already have it pretty much figured out.

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Air Conditioners: Compressor Explosions?
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That's a pretty qualitative question, but by and large, air conditioner compressors are not really inherently dangerous to be around. Danger comes in the form of unqualified people working on or ...

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How to manufacture parts with complex air channels inside?
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If you are opposed to 3D printing due to the requirement for mass production, then you may be able to work with an injection molding company to design a product that at least has the curved channels ...

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Estimating Potential Flow through a pipe, from tanks to outlet
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I'm pretty sure that you have all of the info that you should need to determine flow velocity using Bernoulli's equation. Basically you can calculate the hydraulic pressure based on the elevation (...

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Hydraulic switch vs heat exchanger
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Hydraulic separation in hydronic systems is generally more important with high flow resistance heat sources such as condensing boilers. If you don't hydraulically separate the heat source from the ...

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Can I oversize my air conditioner if I use a two speed compressor?
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As Phil said in the comments, the short answer is yes regarding a two-stage system. As an added bonus, during the rest of the year besides the really hot time, the system will probably also keep the ...

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Metering pump that is either computer compatible or microcontroller compatible?
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I am pretty sure most dosing/metering pump manufacturers provide some degree of what you are asking for. I know that we have used Prominent before and they make metering pumps that can be controlled ...

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Water supply system
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In the beginning you mention supplying water from the main drain, but I'm assuming you mean meter. From there, you go to a "pressure reducer". You may have a pressure reducer, but given that you are ...

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How do you read a blower/compressor curve with multi-curves for inlet guide vanes?
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I finally found someone from the OEM that could concisely explain what is going on. The IGV curves listed at the top are the inlet guide vanes I mentioned. The numbers are positions of those vanes ...

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Makeup Air Gas Burner
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I went back and worked through it, and I was somewhat right. If you request the manufacturer to maximize the burner, you may get a different size burner even when the base unit is the same because ...

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The air conditioner mechanism
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I'm not quite sure of the context of the question or what the water pipeline you are referring to is since most air conditioners that are in homes do not use water, but rather refrigerants. If you are ...

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