From: "Patrick F. Quinn" <quinnair(--nospam--at)email.msn.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 06:25:14 -0800
According to my CRC the density of liquid water at 4 deg-C is 1.000; the
density of solid water at o deg-C is 0.9168. (A little over 9% expansion).
Why fish around for a Rube Goldberg solution? Just keep the water out,
unless you like corrosion too, The bolts and the plate failing under stress
isn't the problem; it's the bolts bonding to the concrete. It won't take
too many freeze/thaw cycles to destroy that.
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To: <quinnair(--nospam--at)email.msn.com>; <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: Ice Expansion Force
> Loosen the nuts on top of the base plate (assuming there are some). How
> can 1" of water expand as it freezes? Let's see--an inch of ice on top of
> bottle of milk. Say 1/8" from an inch of water. Just a thought.