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If a gas water heater was able to produce 25000 btu/hr, how long would it take to heat 30 gal of water from 70f to 140f

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  1. You need the specific heat of water in BTU per gallon deg F
    Well the specific heat of water is ONE BTU per POUND deg F
    and a gallon is about 8.33 pounds of water
    so
    C = 8.33 BTU/(gal deg F)
    SO WE NEED
    btu = 8.33 * 30 * 70 = 17496 btu

    17497 BTU = 25000 t
    so
    t = 0.7 hours
    or
    42 minutes

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