Ed the plumber, a new tv icon.

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Old 06-07-05, 05:29 PM
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Ed the plumber, a new tv icon.

Under bloopers and blunders there is a recent post entitled, 'slow making ice maker'. Basically, a guy discovered his ice maker was connected to a hot water line.

I wonder what the TV guy Ed the Plumber would say about that?

Ed the plumber recently said on tv that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Maybe I should find his website and ask him.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 12:07 AM
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I have heard the argument for years that hot water freezes faster than cold. Most sources say that it is beacuse of the molecules being thinner or farther apart. My feeling is that you STILL have to cool the water before you can frreze it so it will take longer. Ed the Plumber is fun to watch. But, you BETTER be watching him. He skips too many steps in his show. The ordinary DIYer will be in big trouble if he follows the shows directions without going to the website for FULL instructions.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 03:56 AM
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That's it!! I will settle this once and for all. Tonight I am going to remove the shelves from the deep freeze at home and sit in there with a cup of water in each hand. I'm going to see exactly which one freezes 1st.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 05:09 AM
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I know what'll freeze first, the nut holding the cups.

Where are the Mythbusters when you need them.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 06:44 AM
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I'm beginning to think of Ed the Plumber as a Norm Abrahams type guy. From this weeks show, I learned how recirculating point-of-use hot water systems works. It's interesting how the cold water supply line is used as a return line for the system. I still wouldn't use it, but very interesting nevertheless.

I gotta get back to work now. I just hooked up the hot water to the frig. Now I'm gonna hook up the garden hose faucet to the hot water cause I want 'cooler' water on my lawn.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 09:00 AM
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My feeling is that you STILL have to cool the water before you can frreze it so it will take longer.
you're right, majak. cold water freezes in less time than hot.

i can't believe how gullible people can be!!!
 
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Old 06-08-05, 09:04 AM
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What! Ed the Plumber lied? Say it ain't so! Take it back!
 
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Old 06-08-05, 09:14 AM
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nope, it's true!

you think that's bad, check this out:

you don't REALLY need to wait 30 minutes after eating to start swimming again!!!

here's another one:

you won't catch a cold from going outdoors without a hat on!

 
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Old 06-08-05, 09:50 AM
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Cool

cold water freezes in less time than hot.

Ill go with that. BUT BUT the hot water is heavier than the cold water so when it get so hot the cold water will come to the top. That is what makes a lake "TURN OVER"

Just had to add my .02 cents here.

ED not Ed the plumber
 
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Old 06-08-05, 10:00 AM
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if that's true, then why, when i used to swim in a lake, was the water warmer near the surface and cooler down deeper????
 
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Old 06-08-05, 10:35 AM
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Annette, That depends on which side of the Equator you were on. (I think)
 
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Old 06-08-05, 10:40 AM
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Quoted from, http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physic...hot_water.html

The phenomenon that hot water may freeze faster than cold is often called the Mpemba effect......In short, hot water does freeze sooner than cold water under a wide range of circumstances. It is not impossible, and has been seen to occur in a number of experiments. However, despite claims often made by one source or another, there is no well-agreed explanation for how this phenomenon occurs.

End quote.

So it seems that in 'some' cases, not all, it's true. Furthermore, Ed the plumbers remark could not have been fully accurate.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 10:45 AM
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hogwash!
 
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Old 06-08-05, 10:47 AM
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Wink

Annette Run on up to Lake of the ozarks by you in Mo there .Ill get one of my boys to show you that is does turn over.

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