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  Topic: An Improved "Block of Wood"
mcstargazer

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PostForum: Technologies (Solar Cookers and Related)   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:33 pm   Subject: An Improved "Block of Wood"
A few comments on moisture and "the numbers" to keep the discussion rolling...

MOISTURE
An important idea that I am learning from the previous posts by David and Alex, and the US Forest ...
  Topic: An Improved "Block of Wood"
mcstargazer

Replies: 12
Views: 133632

PostForum: Technologies (Solar Cookers and Related)   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:19 am   Subject: An Improved "Block of Wood"
You are correct. Theoretically, the bag will make a difference in that it would provide dead air space around the sides of the insulating block and slightly improve the efficiency. However this impr ...
  Topic: An Improved "Block of Wood"
mcstargazer

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PostForum: Technologies (Solar Cookers and Related)   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:41 pm   Subject: Addendum: this text was lost from the previous post
...nearly the greatest difference in times with the cardboard providing a 26% gain in heat retention time over the wood.

I think these preliminary tests are encouraging. More work should be done. ...
  Topic: An Improved "Block of Wood"
mcstargazer

Replies: 12
Views: 133632

PostForum: Technologies (Solar Cookers and Related)   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:24 pm   Subject: An Improved "Block of Wood"
Hello,

I keep telling myself that I am going to follow up on an experiment I did last summer with enhancements. I also keep intending to create a website to post the results of these experiments. ...
 
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