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Posted by Drew Cutter on September 20, 2005, 4:43 pm
 
So I'm guessing that you add the fins to the liquid to air heat
exchanger to increase the performance ?

Morris Dovey wrote:


Posted by Morris Dovey on September 21, 2005, 12:33 am
 
Drew Cutter (in dgpe7t$eu4$$5.17.128.14@wcoil.com) said:

| So I'm guessing that you add the fins to the liquid to air heat
| exchanger to increase the performance ?

Drew...

In a baseboard radiator, yes. In a solar water heater you'd probably
want the opposite effect. Either way, increasing the surface area
facilitates the heat transfer.

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Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html



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