Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Heating, Ventilating
and Radiant Heat

8/15/14

Pressure Conversions:
1 atm = 14.7 lb/sq.in; 760 mm of mercury; 760 Torr; 407.399 in of water; 101,325 Pascals
1 Pa = 0.0040 in of water (1 in. water = 250 Pa)
8 Pa = 0.032 in of water

Specific Heat tables show that brick has a specific heat of about 0.24 Btu/lb F or kcal/kg C - same as air when converted from the 1.0 kJ/kg K reported by Wikipedia. Water has a specific heat of 1.0.

HVAC Industry Links

Detroit Radiant Products Co.*
21400 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48089
586 756 0950 (fax 586 756 2626)
Scott Fleet, Director of Engineering*

Heat Wafer Good general explanation of radiant heating principles. Cites ASHRAE study.

Manual J Ventilation and Makeup Air by Henry T Rutkowski

Mean Radiant Temperature an informative non commercial site promoting radiant heat - lots of links.

Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine with lots of radiant heating articles and links.

Radiant Heating Links

Radiant Design Institute radiant floors - Mavis*

Roberts-Gordon, Inc.
1250 William Street, P.O. Box 44
Buffalo, NY 14240
800 828 7450 or 716 852 4400 (fax 716 852 0854)
(Published "Sir Wm Herschel, Infrared Handbook" by Timothy Seel in 1990)*

Shelter Supply
17725 Juniper Path
Lakeville, MN 55044
800 762 8399 or 952 898 4500 (fax 952 898 4555)
(Make-up air systems recommended by Bruce Manclark of Delta T*)

Solaronics, Inc.
704 Woodward Ave.
Rochester, MI 48308-0217
800 223 5335 or 248 651 5333
a radiant heater manufacturer with an informative website

HVAC manufacturers and more listings.

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