Re: Protect Our Ability To Stop Small Engine Pollution
> Here's a question on that subject matter, btw. I was once having myHP
> apartment carpet steamed upon move-out, as the lease required. The
> steamer's hose ran to the van outside my apartment, which had a 16
> gas engine running the steamer; needless to say, it was extremelyVAC,
> loud. A quick calculation shows that 16 HP is 12 kW, which at 240
> would be 50 A. In our carfree city, with no combustion enginesallowed
> in the city, how would a carpet steamer operate their 12 kW motorat a
> house? Most houses I know of don't have 240 VAC/50 A outlets. Or isIf I recall correctly, most houses today (in the US at least) are fed
> there a better/more efficient way to clean carpets?
by a 240volt three phase feed, and the main breaker is a 200 amp
Many electric ranges use a 240 volt plug with a 50 amp breaker on
it. In a carless city, it would be no hardship to place a few more
of those plugs about the house. As a matter of fact, my house has a
240v 50 amp GFI drop to the back yard.
As for more efficient, I would be REALLY surprised if that steamer
was getting anywhere near 12,000 watts of use from that gas motor.
Conversion efficiencies usually are not so good.