Unusual heating of wall and floor of the old Comfort Room and parts of the adjacent building.

Discussion in 'General Science' started by jovit32, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. jovit32

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    Oct 19, 2017
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    Hi guys,

    I just want to ask, if someone here can explain to me what is happening to our old unused CR inside our school premises.

    It turns out that the wall of the CR from the ground to a height of 300mm becomes hot. When I measure it with a thermal scanner the scanner reads 70 degrees celsius.

    Without hot water pipes and HVAC ducts, I can't explain where that heat is coming from.

    Attached are the photos.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MrChips

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    From the sun?
    Geothermal?
    What is temperature of the air outdoors?
     
  3. wayneh

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    70°C !! That's frankly a bit disturbing. It's hotter than a typical hot water pipe or air duct. Sunlight on asphalt on a hot day might get that hot but I don't think vertical concrete ever would. So you have an unknown source of significant energy. That's potentially dangerous. Proceed with caution!
     
  4. Glenn Holland

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    Are you in Hawaii?

    Maybe there's a volcano brewing under the place!!! :eek:

     
  5. BR-549

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    Scrub the wall.
     
  6. BR-549

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    You might check it against another unit to verify if readings persist on a clean dry wall. Not sure what your using, I picked up one of these(INFRARED DT8380) about 5 years ago. They still sell them on amazon.

    How does the wall feel to your touch?
     
  7. wayneh

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    That's what I was going to ask. You cannot hold your hand in 60°C (140°F) water. A dry surface at 60°C will feel hot but you can certainly get away with brief contact. Concrete at 70°C ought to feel hot to even a glancing touch and intolerable to maintain contact.
     
  8. djsfantasi

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    How old is the building? Could It be an coal fire? Was there ever a nuclear research lab at the school?
    <tongue in cheek>
     
  9. tawm

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    Feb 8, 2019
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    Short circuit within the wall?
     
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