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Old 12-29-2014   #11
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Jaffy is correct, the specific heat of PVC is ~.25 Calories per gram per degree Centigrade, so you get at best 25% the cooling from cold plastic. Loosing the melting point bonus energy hurts even more, so any water ice displaced by extra plastic costs you in cooling efficiency.

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Agree with Jaffy and issip

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Can't argue with science!
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Can't argue with science? Billions do everyday!!

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