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Date: 07/20/07 02:07 AM

24 Responses to Why Does New York Have Steam Pipes?

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2007 at 10:17 pm
    Link: Why Does New York Have Steam Pipes? - In light of the explosion and steam volcano the other, you may be wondering.
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    July 20, 2007 at 2:33 am
    why?
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    July 20, 2007 at 2:33 am
    oh, well i guess that question was already asked eh?...

    snape. snape. severus snape.

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 2:40 am
    i thought this was boring.
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2007 at 3:50 am
    Ok i just have to say that im trying not to bored and you expect me to read the most boring article about sewer pipes yeah that works XD
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    WDanC Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 4:56 am
    That was kind of neat to learn, actually. A city like New York definitely uses a lot of power, and this helps to reduce the possibility of running out. Night Terrors!
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 5:30 am
    I`ve never ever wondered that, but it`s good to know. In a Trivia-Pursuit kind of way.

    shanir, they`re not sewer pipes, they`re STEAM pipes. Dork.

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    Aerfy Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 5:53 am
    so, basically, New York is one big generator.
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    AussieMike Male 30-39
    125 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 6:03 am
    Fascinating, and good common sense. Using "waste" steam to heat and power buildings. Smart use of technology, from the 1880s!
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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 6:35 am
    smart idea
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    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 6:59 am
    This is bad....real real bad
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    Xxayna Female 30-39
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    July 20, 2007 at 7:56 am
    Interesting article. Thanks for the post. I always wondered about all the steam coming up from the streets too.
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2007 at 8:33 am
    And all along you just thought life was good and no one or no thing was actually having to do anything to make your life comfortable.
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    conqdequeso Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 9:00 am
    its interesting and all but i come to this to be entertained, laugh and get out of my boredom, otherwise i would go read the drating newspaper!!! which i do daily anyway
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2007 at 11:01 am
    Learn something new every day, huh.

    Now, why`s it called the Big Apple?

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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    it was boring i couldn be bothered to read it geeez lol, who you calling a dork you geek :P
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm
    patriotpappy.....couldn`t agree with you more. I work for a large municipal water treatment plant and some people think that water just "magically" comes out of the faucet without realizing the amount of work going on behind the scene. That said, this article could have been a little more interesting, but then again it`s about steam....not exactly the most exciting topic....kinda like my post is going =) Anyhoo....they said when the pipe bust it sent stuff 70 stories in the air!
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    i`ve never even heard of steam pipes.
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    Snoogans - the same goes for electricity. Water, wind, and solar alone cannot produce enough for the masses. So we have to rely on fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) and nuclear. And surprisingly, nuclear is still the cheapest (and safest) to produce (at least safer in the U.S... I can`t speak for the other countries).
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2007 at 9:03 pm
    yay steam
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    BrettIsPyro Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    hmm kinda cool i guess did anyone read the comments at that page they were way offtopic they were talking about nuclear reactors and what would happen to one if you just left it alone battle of the g33ks
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    July 21, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    What good idea except for the fact that they EXPLODE if not taken care of properly!
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2007 at 1:23 am
    ^^Any kind of power plant will EXPLODE if not taken care of properly. Dams, nuclear plants, anything!
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    July 22, 2007 at 1:25 am
    AND no, they didn`t really explain what was the steam for... so you can steamcook your potatoes while you`re strolling around the streets! :D

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