Monday, September 08, 2014

Randomness

Was Little Jo wondering about what year the last dragon lived? Is it the name of a story she is reading or watching? I asked R. It was the scene we paused at while watching a dragon video, he replied. She forgot about it later. When she is typing a web address, she has a go at getting the spelling correct before asking one of us.


Here is a little quiz for you. Many buildings emit condensation from their heating and cooling systems, especially in the morning after I assume part of the system is off overnight.  Although not doing it strongly in the photo, this building fair belches out condensation at about seven each morning. I have a theory why. Do you have a guess? I'll give you a hint. Condensation occurs when warm moist air hits cold air.


22 comments:

  1. The English language can be a tricky beast - even for native speakers.
    I am not certain I fully understand your question but would guess that around seven is when many public buildings turn their heating/cooling on for the day - and often off again at around six.

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    1. EC, this building may have a different use to most, causing it to emit a lot of condensing air. What is different about this building?

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  2. She spells like me, most of the time near enough is good enough.
    After working on the 26th floor for 12 years or there abouts I often saw buildings belching to tell the truth I never worried much about it, please tell why is it so.
    Merle ............

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    1. Merle, I am never the spelling or writing police. I love that people just write, however they do it.

      There is nothing to worry about. It is all quite clean.

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  3. Is it when the warm air from inside meets the cooler air outside condensation forms... The larst dragon, what's wrong with that then :)

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    1. Grace, why does this particular building emit so much condensation when the moist warm air meets the cold air?

      There, I have replied to the larst comment, for now.

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  4. Does it happen when the heating is turned on of a morning causing condensation.
    What is the building used for?........Its a giant bakery.....

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    1. Yes Diane, I think it does happen when the heating or cooling is turned on. A giant bakery might admit the same amount of moisture, but it isn't.

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  5. Hi Andrew,
    Considering that the building is the 'BayView Eden', a Luxury Hotel with 'Rooftop health club including sauna, spa & gymnasium' (according to their website), plus a heated swimming pool. The condensation is either the Hotel venting all the hot air from their guests sleeping, or possibly something to do with the sauna in the rooftop gym.

    cheers,
    Pip

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    1. Pippa, I am impressed. I imagine it is from hotel guests breathing all night. Office buildings don't have people in them overnight. C'mon. I knew it was the Eden. How did you know?

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    2. I used to work as a photocopier technician. The central city, South Melb, and Port Melb were in my area, so I know the area quite well. I used to have customers in a variety of buildings on both St Kilda rd and Queens rd / lane. I knew the address of the black glass building off by heart as I used to have my own reserved parking spot in its basement that was for any visiting service technicians. Until the travel company occupying the building got money hungry and leased all the parking spots out.

      cheers,
      Pip

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    3. All clear. Bayview certainly doesn't look to be terribly luxurious, but then when I pass by the front, I am concentrating on the traffic and it is not a nice road to walk.

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  6. I was an art major... and an English/Psychology minor.

    So, I can't be bothered to answer that question... but I do love the word "larst."

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    1. Thanks for your comment Mitchell. I hope it is not larst time you will read a post of mine.

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  7. I wonder if this also explains why fog is so prevalent in mornings...same concept?

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    1. Keith, in some ways yes, related to overnight cooling and moisture.

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  8. Andrew, I am sorry I was not good at physics.

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    1. Gosia, I am sure you do many other things well.

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  9. I was going to say that is when most of the people in there get up for their showers and of course the kitchens would be very busy with all dishwashers running too. I didn't know it was a hotel thought, I thought maybe a residential highrise.

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    1. River, of course that would hold true for the hotel too. Everyone showering. Breakfasts being cooked. Dishwashers running. That is a lot of moist air.

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