Its always special when someone who has all the answers poses a question not wanting the answer but really looking for an excuse to show how brilliant they are. After we throw all the lawyers into the sea, I hope we pick engineers next.
"But I contend that as long as that clothing is below dew point temperature, it is condensing water vapor out of the air and depositing wet water in the clothing."
I your most briiliant and exhaustive way, can you give us a thousand or so words on the salient properties of WET WATER vs DRY WATER?
I’m not sure why you are being so contentious, but I will provide an explanation for my “wet water” comment. Since we are talking about both the liquid and gas phase of water, I think it pays to be as clear as possible which one I am referring to. The terms “vapor” and “moisture” are often used to refer to either the liquid or gas phase.
Furthermore, I have been told that no condensation is possible on drywall even if it is below the dewpoint temperature of the contacting air. Instead, I am told that a different kind of process takes place where the water moves though the drywall in the gas phase.
Calvin was alluding to this in his clothing analogy. So to address that in the clearest terms, I chose to use the term “wet water” to distinguish from water moving through clothing or drywall in the gas phase.
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