Asked in Science, Pollution, Cigarettes
What effect does water have on wood through many years of being submersed?
water has the affect on wood that the water is absorbed into the wood sometimes changing the shape or density ...
Asked in Home & Garden, Home Improvement, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Fireplaces, Natural Gas
Can a ventless natural gas burner be installed in a wood burning fireplace insert?
No, it will cause the wood to expand and eventually crack into a million small, tiny peices No, it will cause the wood to expand and eventually crack into a million small, tiny peices No, it will cause the wood to expand and eventually crack into a million small, tiny peices No, it will cause the wood to expand and eventually crack into a million small, tiny peices ...
Asked in Science
Does wood expand when heated?
Wood (specially timber) absorbs moister from surrounding. When we burn timber, the water inside it evaporates. It tries to escape out from the pores of wood. As a result the effective volume of wood decreases. So when wood is heated, it should not expand, but contract on its own. ...
Asked in Home Improvement, Building and Carpentry
Can you hammer a screw?
It is not a good practice, but people do it. Some will tap a screw with a hammer to start a hole. Others will drive it all the way in. That is bad for the screw and the wood. Hammering a screw is counter-productive and will not have good results: When you hammer a nail into wood, the sides of the nail compress the wood. The compressed wood wants to expand pressing on the sides of the nail. The pressure keeps the...
Asked in Metal and Alloys
Does Copper expand more when heat than wood?
It depends on what type of wood, but overall copper does expand more than wood when heated. The main measure of predicting the amount of a material would expand under heating is the coefficient of linear thermal expansion, which is a ratio of the amount of expansion per temperature change, the higher the number, the more it will expand when heated. Copper has a coefficient of 16.6 m/(m Kelvin), while pine has a coefficient of...