Admittedly this is a rather "Rube Goldberg" set-up, but the results are impressive:
18 foot round by 4 foot deep pool, start temperature (with solar cover that has blue on one side and silver on the other) was 71.2 degrees. After 8 hours (two separate 4 hour runs 24 hours apart) the temperature of the pool was 92.1 degrees. Outside ambient air temperatures were in the low 80's during the day and high 50's at night. Pool lost approximately 2.5 degrees of heat overnight. Now pool can be maintained at 85 degrees with a daily burn of heater for less than 1 hour run time. Cost of operation is about $4.00 an hour for the kerosene (at 2.80 a gallon) and electric to run second pump and heater. I am still doing a cost analysis as compared to a purchase of either a 9KW electric heater vs. a 150,000 BTU heat pump vs. a gas or oil fired heater and the various energy sources required to operate them.
EdAnswersounds like it workes great,if it workes use it.
Hmm, I bet your neighbors love the noise huh? Better get htis pattented everybody's gonna want one.
No, you do not have to remove the engine to replace a radiator hose.No, you do not have to remove the engine to replace a radiator hose.
In the engine and radiatorIn the engine and radiator
Jet A, which is similar to kerosene.Jet A, which is similar to kerosene.
Diesel and kerosene are quite close chemically. Kerosene has some heavier paraffins and would clog the injectors of a diesel engine.
Depending on model, the radiator cooling fan(s) will be replaced by disconnecting the power (an automotive connector) then physically unbolting it from the radiator. Newer vehicles with less room in the engine compartment might require pulling the radiator, fans and all and then disconnecting it. Pretty much the same thing.
Will be detrimental to your engine.
Kerosene is fuel for a diesel engine. gas is fuel for spark engines.
Enough to shag it, spoken from experience ;) The average automotive radiator is actually two radiators in one - the larger section for the engine's coolant and the smaller section for the cooling of transmission fluid with some having a section for the cooling of power steering fluid. The only valve in a radiator is one at the bottom for draining and flushing of the engine coolant; the rest of the radiator's interior tubing is clear and un-restricted. landcranch
Actually, both are used. However, it is more common to pull air through the radiator towards the engine. This draws cooler outside air through the radiator. Pushing air from the engine towards the radiator means that you are pulling hot air from around the engine towards the radiator.
If the cap is not holding pressure or if it is damaged, the engine will overheat. The automotive cooling system must be pressurised, WHY?? its because when you pressurise the fluid, the boiling point will increase.
Radiator stores engine coolant for circulation throughout the engine The radiator is placed at the front of the engine and exposed to the atmosphere to keep coolant cool to maintain proper engine temperature
The radiator cools the water which then goes to your engine to cool it off, as cool water enters your engine hot water from the engine enters your radiator