" I go for experimental results over theory every time. "
yes. quite correct. i have read that the laws of thermodynamics owe more to James Watt's engine, than his engine will ever owe to the laws of thermodynamics. (it was a horrible thing efficiency wise).
also somewhere along those lines, is, "if it looks good on paper, but doesn't work in real life .. you've got it written down wrong."
anybody hanker'n to produce something in quantity might be well advised to read/study/come-to-Believe, Rajan Suri's principles of Quick Response Manufacturing.
they are a godsend of common sense, that is a good leap forward from what is openly obvious.
(and to boot, you'll make a better product with less scrap)
if ever the little voice in your head shuts off, and you are still alive, there is a fine chance you have CO poisoned yourself.
(tuck that tidbit of information away. you may need it someday.)
great article. we can all see how as a product evolves, several generations of equipment may be purchased and quickly discarded as knowledge matures during a manic development cycle.
peter gives not a squat of snot about CO coming off a pot.