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Postby DJ » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:29 pm

500,000 BTU's is what in terms of F°? Need a lil' help people!!!!! :roll: :cry: :(
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:02 am

One is a unit of heat energy, one is a unit of temperature. You can't convert from one to the other, you have to understand the medium acted on.
A BTU is the amount of heat required to heat one pound of water one degree F (at some specified temperature since it isn't exactly constant). So 500,000 BTU would heat 500,000 lbs of water 1 degree F, or 50,000 lbs of water 10 degrees F, or . . . You get the idea. Other substances have other heat capacities, so above is only true for water.

Postby DJ » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:50 am

Gotcha......thanx! 8) ........I read also tha a BTU is equivalent to the heat produced by a single match :shock: :roll: that pretty accurate?
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