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Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



I'll be curious to hear what you come up with when you get it figured out. I've got theories based on my understanding of salt concentration gradients in the kidney, but they're vague and hand wavey at best.

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Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



My bet is that Kastein is driven by inner demons to replace rotting wood. Once the entire house is sound, he's going to start adding to it bit by bit, until it turns into a sprawling Winchester-style house filled with stairways to nowhere, trap doors, and walled-off wings.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



I heart bacon posted:

There will be a bookcase door too. You pull on a bronze bust of Lowtax and then the door opens to reveal the gooniest of all hacker dens. Quad monitor setup with a dedicated SA feed, freezer full of hot pockets, and a mountain dew dispenser.

And here I thought that's just what his kitchen was going to look like.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



Plastik posted:

Are any of them "Affix a pulley to the eave at the ridge and hoist it"?

Because I feel like that's the best plan in terms of goon-entertainment per kastein-post.

Especially if The Roadmistress videos.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



Beach Bum posted:

The evil little man in my head is hoping this makes him twitch :sun:

Unfortunately, the intuitive physics answer is it doesn't matter, since the water is flowing in a closed loop.

Although warm water might seek out the high spots.

Of course, given any sort of flow, that won't matter a whole lot.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



Motronic posted:

I'm not talking about whatever "intuitive physics answer" you think gets cancelled out by flowing water.

I'm talking about simple physics of heating a whole bunch of massive surface area in the lowest part of a room, which makes the entire room feel warmer based on my intuitive feet reaction when I'm walking on a floor with radiant heat as compared to a room with forced air or hydronic baseboard/radiator that are heating much less surface area of any real mass.

Okay, neat. I was responding to Crotch Fruit and Beach Bum.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



Is pipe warming tape manually switched, or do you have it on a thermostat, or what? I've always been curious.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



I wonder how one of these would compare to your 3' pry bar. http://kk.org/cooltools/nail-puller-2/

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Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!



Enourmo posted:

Now I'm contemplating a radiant cooling system in the ceiling...

I had something like that in my dorm room my second year at college. It wasn't terrible once it got down to temp, but it wasn't great on one of those days when you absolutely need a stream of frigid air blowing on you. Also, condensation was a big concern.

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