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blitz at macronet.net
Tue Nov 19 18:43:44 UTC 2002
One last addition to this idiotic water idea.. since the water doesn't get
up there to the reservoir on the roof by itself, add your costs of huge
pumps, plus the cost of pumping it up there, and a less than 100%
efficiency in converting falling water to electricity. Also, add heating it
in the winter to keep it liquid instead of solid, decontamination chemicals
(cant have any Leigonella bacillus growing in there in the summer) Its all
moot, as the weight factor makes this a non-starter.
You cant store large amounts of propane inside an occupied building, I cant
imagine any FD allowing it. We had an example in a nearby city some years
ago, a 500 gallon propane tank leaked and exploded inside a brick
building, leveled a city block and killed 12 firefighters. Nahh...
Fuel cells, run on natural gas are the best idea I've heard to date, and
the safest if you're confined to upper floors, but youre talking BIG $$$
here...whats wrong with batteries, a natural gas genny and a converter
system, telco style? If this is all about diesel storage, why not put the
tanks/gennys in the basement or lower more secure floors? (Im assuming
burial is out of the question in NYC) That way a small day tank would
suffice at the upper floors.
>Now, figure out how many kw you need to run a telecom hotel, and you'll
>know just how large your tank needs to be (and how much weight the
>building structure is going to have to support). Even if you assume
>100% efficiency, the tank is still going to me, um, rather largish.
> -- Brett
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