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Old Posted Jan 8, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JET View Post
maybe solar, or geothermal?
The only way I see it working is to use existing or waste heat. In these days of energy awareness I can't see burning fuel to heat the sidewalks being a good choice from a practical or political standpoint. Kinda reminds me of my dad asking me why I wanted him to pay to heat the outdoors if I left the door open when I was a kid.

Also, I have to wonder what happens if the runoff is not managed well - seems like you would be trading one ice problem for another once the water runs off the heated section onto an unheated section.
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