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Woman claims energy efficient window is melting her car

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by glockman66, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. glockman66

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    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    That'll teach her to buy a plastic car.:rofl:



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    "I feel it's not fair." LOL
     
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    She needs to harness the free energy coming off that window.


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    Wow just watched the video. That is some serious damage to the red cars mirror. Anyone know what kind of temperatures would be needed to cause that?



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    This is why I don't consider Glocks and other plastic phantastics to be proper guns. They're like the Prius of guns.
     
  7. glockman66

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    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    Putting a thermometer out there and getting 120 doesn't tell anything, except that is how hot the thermometer got. They needed to use an infrared thermometer and measure the temperature of the plastic that was melting.

    Then you put something to block the light between the window and melting item and see if the temp drops. Pretty simple to figure out, but as usual the media can't.




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    If the windows where 100% reflective, which they're not, it would only reflect the sun light onto the plastic. They are flat plane windows and will NOT concentrate the energy. Maybe if the car was sitting in the sun, and the window was reflecting back on it, there might be an 80% increase in energy.

    My neighbors windows sometimes reflect across my lawn. Walking through it, you would never know it was there.
     
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    Don't confuse people with the facts. And ESPECIALLY don't ask the media to actually do some critical thinking. After all, they probably had, at most, one science class in the curriculum to get their degree in journalism or "mass communication".
     
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    Am I wrong in thinking that even if the sun was reflected in a concentrated manner that it would not be in one spot long enough to cause that kind of damage? The angle of reflection is going to change constantly.
     
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    I've seen that same type of glass installed in homes to save energy and a house next to it had plastic type siding on the house and the first summer that came along the reflection from the windows melted the siding off of the next door neighbors house. :wow::whistling: it ended up on a news progran here in Atl a few years back. Funny stuff.
     
  13. glockman66

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    This may be the answer to a bunch of your theories/questions:


    http://www.ehow.com/info_7856453_causes-vinyl-siding-melt.html
    What Causes Vinyl Siding to Melt?
    By Merle Huerta, eHow Contributor
    updated January 27, 2011


    "According to the LBM Journal, low-E windows can reflect up to 70 percent of the sun's radiated heat onto adjacent homes, which can cause significant melting of those homes' vinyl siding."