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Willbe

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12 oz. of nuclear material can put out 1 therm, assuming all the mass was turned into energy?

It seems like too little energy since 14# of hardwood burning (the heat value) can do the same.
 

tcmtech

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I think the mass to energy conversion ratio is E=MC^2

So the expected theoretical output should be 2.89795e8 Therms!

Their only off by about 289795000 units give or take.
 

Willbe

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I forgot to square the speed of light. I think 2E-9 pound gives 1 therm.
 

tcmtech

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close enough. ;)
Guess you wont be firing your DIY reactor with wood huh? :D

I would be nice though, to be able to heat my place on about one match book worth of wood every year! :)

Not 1000 -1200 wood pallets, 50000 - 60000 pounds of assorted hard woods. All handled about 5 times over from collection to stacking to cutting and loading the boiler. :eek:

Man that sounds like a lot of work when a person puts the weight numbers to it! :eek: :p
 
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