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  1. Lee_Howard

    Lee_Howard New Member

    Hi everyone,
    can anyone recommend a good BTU app. Tried a few. Does anybody rate or recommend any perticular apps?

    Thanks again!
     
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  2. johnf

    johnf Active Member

    The Heat loss calculator from HHIC used to be good until they doubled the price over night. I asked them about this and they could not even be bothered to reply so Customer service is not that good.
     
  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Kw's pal , btu's went years ago lol .
     
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  4. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Mr combi app
    You can select the level of insulation and window area. It's a few quid, but good.
     
  5. Lee_Howard

    Lee_Howard New Member

    Hahha just got back into the game mate, thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Multiply Watts by 3.412142 to get to BTUs if you are old school
     
  8. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumber GSR

    Hope you've changed your prices. :conehead:
     
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  9. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumber GSR

    !??
     
  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I have yet to trust an app for these calcs , in my experience they are way over sized , however I may just try the wrong ones .
    Its the long way but I always feel its the best way, I do them long hand on a piece of paper just like we were shown at plumbing school .
     
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  11. Lee_Howard

    Lee_Howard New Member

    Haha yes Alex definitely, thanks for your concern! Crazy to see how it has all increased!
     
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  12. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    The OP has just started back to plumbing and his brain might only compute in btus, - same as me. I still use inches and feet where I can! :smile:
     
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  13. Lee_Howard

    Lee_Howard New Member

    Haha, yes mate! I was doing that other night. Then started browsing different apps. Times change and If we can save 35-40mins an evening after grafting all day, it's gotta be done :)
     
  14. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Mear Calculator.
     
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  15. joni os

    joni os Plumber

    Apps. may be convenient for domestic, but when it comes to commercial, manual calcs. allow consideration of options and an understanding of the building, often eliminating the necessity for heating in areas of low fabric loss, provided volumes are incorporated for purpose of air change when sizing perimeter rads.
    BTU is defined as energy required to heat mass of water by rise in temperature and for that purpose is, at times, convenient,with an easy conversion to Kw.
    I've seen fingers press the wrong button too many times to fully trust an App.
    Nonsense in = Nonsense out
     
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  16. Masood

    Masood Guest

    Me too. Same with gas rating, using map and compass etc. Electronics are brilliant but if they fail, batteries run out etc then you're stuffed if you don't know the method...
     
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  17. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Mine are always long hand on commercial too !

    Don't trust modern gimmicks !
     
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  18. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    what like pen and paper, guess your on slate and chalk :D
     
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  19. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes Shaun, Big slab of slate on the old hand cart and a hunk of engineers chalk in mi teeth.

    I also have an abacus for more complicated calcs.

    Still measuring in cubits too.
     
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  20. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    still using my fingers and toes
     
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  21. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can you count to twelve then ?
     
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  22. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    no because 12345678945
     
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  23. Lee_Howard

    Lee_Howard New Member

    Play nice gentlemen!
     
  24. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    We are :D
     
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  25. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It's all done in jest, Shaun is my only friend