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 acromwell 11-22-2011 04:57 PM

how much gas is used

How much gas is used to boil a pot of water?

 acromwell 11-22-2011 04:59 PM

My boyfriend keeps telling me that to boil water uses toooo much gas cause it takes too long and adds to gas bill.Is this correct?

 jbfan 11-22-2011 05:17 PM

Any use of gas adds to the bill.

 hardwareman 11-22-2011 05:27 PM

my educated guess is you could boil several pots of water for pennies. Tell him to stop complaining or you'll be serving him uncooked mac and cheese

 acromwell 11-22-2011 05:55 PM

thanks

 biggles 11-22-2011 07:07 PM

don't let him see the BTU rating on the boiler then what BTUs are actually used to heat the house...then the balance going up the chimney...:eek:he might end up sitting up there...:censored:

 Jackofall1 11-22-2011 07:42 PM

1 btu = the energy to raise 1 pound of water 1* F

So 50* water from tap to 212*F by how much water in the pot

Say a pound of water 162 BTU's say double it for losses to 325 BTU's man you need a new BF if he's complaining about that.

Mark

 biggles 11-22-2011 08:20 PM

and the big BTU hit when boiling water is when it goes from 212F water to 212F steam changing of state...forgrettaboutit:furious:.....it's the same as looking for your porch light on your electric bill.

 YFZBOB 11-27-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by acromwell (Post 777096) How much gas is used to boil a pot of water?
Start using the Microwave to boil water. :jester:

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