Jeez...200,000 BTU Potbelly??!!??

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Post Fri. Sep. 07, 2007 2:22 pm

This CAN'T be right!

I was doing a Google search when I can across this....
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_2053_2053

Isn't that a little optimistic? 200K BTU's if you're burning saaaaay...PLASMA?!?

Chime in - Is that accurate?

Gary in Pennsylvania

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Post Fri. Sep. 07, 2007 2:53 pm

I don't know if it's accurate or not, :bs: :^o :roll: but I've seen one, and it is much smaller than my Harman mark 3 that puts out a puny 95,000 btus. I saw the same one about 2 years ago :pottytrain3: I think they left the ash pan door open for 1/2 hour before the test. then after the test they called the fire dept. :onfire:

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Post Fri. Sep. 07, 2007 9:31 pm

This reminds me of the guy who came into an auto high performance shop I worked at and proceeded to brag about his hot rod car.

He claimed it would turn 10,000 rpm.....

I said sure it will turn 10 grand...... ONCE !!!

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Post Sun. Sep. 09, 2007 8:35 am

there is really no way to measure the BTU output of a wood or hand fired stove because of the variables involved so it's just marketing. I would say 200k BTU's from this unit is optimistic, bordering on impossible. LS; I used to drag race and everyone had 400+ horsepower. yea right! My 12 second '68 El Camino had about 400hp (based on time slips/mph) and it would pull the wheels on the shift into 2nd gear. The strip is the best, no excuses, and there are always guys that are faster and spent more money. My 454 turned 8,000 Rpm on the limiter, I purposely forgot but I think I spent $2000 on rods and pistons and machine work. I used to get beat by 1980's Toyota Tercel's imported from Puerto-Rico, the 4 cylinder high compression crap boxes would run 10's all day long.

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Post Sun. Sep. 09, 2007 10:10 am

It's all about power to weight. It's not too hard to make power now. But making a car or truck a lot lighter is tough.

My 2001 Dodge pickup is mildly [by today's standards] hopped up. It runs the 1/4 in the low to mid 13sec. bracket. But a diesel/automatic/4x4 can leave the line in 4x4 with boost up and launch with over 400ft/lbs of torque. This as you know is a huge advantage. This advantage helps overcome the 7300# weight of the truck.

Gotta love Cummins Diesels

Greg L

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