[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sat Jun 13 14:14:20 EDT 2009


Yes, but if it takes 20 years for 1 tsp of water to be lost, I just
don't see how that rules out the use of water as a thermal ballast.
Water's cheapness and availability in bulk makes it quite attractive
for this purpose.

If you don't trust plastic, use copper, or stainless steel, or...

If man can keep a vacuum in a vacuum tube for 100 years, surely
keeping a little water in a bottle or can isn't that hard?

Besides, I don't think we were talking about putting the water inside
of a crystal oven.  We were talking about using water as a thermal
ballast to keep the closet/box your standard occupied at a more stable
temperature.

-Chuck Harris

J. Forster wrote:
> Chuck, I don't dispute that you can contain water in plastic a long time,
> but, if some does escape it may not matter to the bottle contents, but it
> could well raise the humidity of the surround w/in a tightly sealed
> oven/box/enclosure. Electronics does not much like high humidity.
> 
> -John




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