Originally Posted by AdvanSuper
This is funny.
He said they can pump 100000000000 gallons into the rods and it won't make a difference then he said they need to cover them with water. How is pumping water into the pool to COVER them in water any different from COVERING them with water. Maybe my comprehension skills are better than others.
What do you think they are trying to do? They aren't just screwing around spraying water at it for fun. They are trying to keep them under water as much as possible.
He then goes on to say he'll have this all figured out if he's sent there, can it get more insulting?
I think what he's trying to say is, you need them underwater because then the water stays on it. The pump fire things are just splashing on top, and are not as effective.
I agree that running water can be less effective if that is indeed the case of what's going on right now. It will be moving past too fast to efficiently carry waste heat. But for all in all, that's all we can do. building a wall is impossible right now.
Pumping should work in a pinch, but a pool where the waste heat can fully transfer would be better, or at least a slower water transfer system.