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Jun
15
comment How do candles and wicks work?
re: the stiffness comment. I think you can see in both of those photos that the paper lighter is mostly totally out of the wax. (Also the flame with the wide paper is burning more than the narrow wicks.) Which I think puts your comment in context: people want a thin wick that will burn through the candle wax slowly. Yes?
Jun
15
comment How do candles and wicks work?
Thanks for this quick answer! I'm going to wait to see if others roll in before accepting.
Jun
15
comment Does wrapping a wet paper towel around a glass bottle really speed up the cooling process?
You weighed them with the towels still on? So the water was lost from the towel?
Jun
15
answered Does wrapping a wet paper towel around a glass bottle really speed up the cooling process?
Jun
15
comment Why does blowing on someone who is wet feel colder than on someone who is dry?
Latent heat of evaporation refers to the energy cost of a phase transition?
Jun
15
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Jun
15
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Jun
15
asked How do candles and wicks work?
Mar
6
awarded  Curious
Mar
5
asked Why is a hexagon such a stable shape for materials?
Mar
5
answered Is there such a thing as “North” in outerspace?
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
revised Is placing a heater in the coldest part of a room the most efficient place to put it?
nope .. "best" is less specific, and I noted two notions of "best" in the question. (uniformity and cost)
Dec
22
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@ Steeven @ Floris @tpg2114 @ WetSavannaAnimal I guess another issue that would change the radiation /vs/ warm gas tradeoff, is something like a roaring fire must radiate more, whereas smoldering embers could transmit slower heat more efficiently?
Dec
22
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@Floris Sorry to make it complicated!
Dec
22
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@Steeven Or maybe there's a way to slow down the smoke / heated air leaving the chimney, thus "lengthening" the chimney without actually lengthening it. Or like pipes that snake through a house are "tall" (long) but don't require the house to be tall.
Dec
22
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@Steeven Well, maybe the "house" is actually a "factory" or "school building" or …
Dec
22
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@Steeven Ah, nice to know. So would a very tall chimney capture more of the convection products? Or maybe a tall one with thermally conductive "bricks"?
Dec
21
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@tpg2114 Oh, cool! I did not know that!
Dec
21
comment How much heat from a fire actually warms your home?
@Steeven If the plate model is valid, I would be saying: fire ⊂ chimney air ⊂ bricks ⊂ house, as like encased sets. But with an opening/connection between chimney air ↔ house.