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04-06-2012 02:31 AM
centaursailor
Re: Waste of money or a great buy

Spent all day last Saturday scrubing the cabin, the mold was tough and likes to comeback for the winter Holls every year. 2011
Two coats with warm touch additive and this year only took a light scrub. Didn,t paint the front cabin agus still seeing some condensation in the morning while the main cabin is fairly dry. Maybe the stuff has some value.
Never got round to fitting the solar fan so might try it this year in the main cabin over the cooker.

Safe sailing
PS The torch wasn,t a windup after all, stil working OK.
03-26-2011 04:38 PM
centaursailor So probably duped on the paint but won,t be sure because the fan might work.
You cynics do know the paint has nano technology developed by NASA, or was that the SGC
Two out of three ain,t bad, assuming the wind up torch a isn,t a just a windup.
Well spotted Máirtín, Ni tir gan teanga
Safe sailing
03-26-2011 04:08 PM
martin6651 Centaursailor, I see you managed to get in a word of Gaeilge(Irish)
03-26-2011 02:11 PM
sawingknots the solar fans are worth the money,i resently replaced the nicro unit on my boat opting for the cheaper sunforce,i now wish i spent the extra money for the nicro,the old saying is always correct[you get what you pay for]
03-26-2011 12:47 PM
captbillc there was a thread on solar vent fans here. i have one mounted in the cabin top and i would not be without one, because i have no mold in the boat.
03-26-2011 12:24 PM
n0w0rries Looks like the paint is snake oil.
03-26-2011 11:27 AM
travlineasy In my case, the fan is mounted in the ceiling of the head, which is where a fair amount of moisture is generated when taking a shower. I suspect that the fan ventilates the entire boat by drawing air through the head's louvered hatch openings, then through the head's louvered door and exhausts it via the fan-vent. Like I said--it's better than nothing. Hmmm! That;s the same thing my wife says when one of her friends asks "How's your husband?"

Good Luck,

Gary
03-26-2011 09:10 AM
pdqaltair I've tested numerous insulating paints in refinery settings. Return the cans.

* generally the surface is rough, or at least harder to clean. You won't like it.
* they offer some help from radient heat (sun on a hot roof).
* they offer NO help at normal temperatures in a house.

If the prodcuts were effective they would get broad use, would be used in new houses to meet energy claims, and would be a powerfull tool to fight global warmimg.

Unfortunatly, based on our numbers, pure scam, like magnetic bug killing filters.

Sorry.

_________________________________

I should expand on their "warm touch" claim. It's a trick. A sheet of metal feel cold because it conducts heat. A peice of paper feels warm. Neither offers any real insulation when placed on a wall; they are a tiny part of the whole. But if you paint a cold metal surface with this it will feel warmer, because the nerves in your fingers measure heatflow in the imiediate area, not temperature. R-value tests are easily rigged to take advantage of this.
03-26-2011 08:08 AM
waterdog52 I have solar fan. It quit working. Condnesation was noticable. replaced fan , cabin is dryer. Hard to say where to install. Need to be a flat surface, and get sun.
03-25-2011 11:34 PM
travlineasy The volume of air moved by the solar powered fans is marginal at best, however, it's better than moving no air at all.

Good Luck,

Gary
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