They have multiple power in one house
What's funny is the guy that first calculated the horsepower, didn't use a horse. He used a pony and scaled up because he thought s pony was like 2/3 of a horse
@Atomicking74, so, you're telling me a pony has 16 horse power?
@Atomicking74, you mean we could be using pony power all this time?
@Samblob, oh god are we brony’s now? /][\
@Atomicking74, I demand an update to these units!
@megamanx181x, this why we use watts for power
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, well by that guys calculation, it should be 2/3 horse power. But it can vary greatly on the age and strength of each individual. Hell a quick search show that a normal horse can produce 15 hp and humans can produce 5 hp.
We should just stop using the unit and even the EU has declared the unit should only be used as a comparison or reference
@Atomicking74, horsepower is only used in America when measuring vehicle engine power (usually motor vehicles) and its commonly used even in European countries alongside kW.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, I believe a full grown house actually has 15 hp at top output on average. generally speaking the idea is that a horse has 1 hp of sustainable energy although his equation was just to simply up the power by an arbitrary number he came up with. the strangest thing to think about is that hp on a car isn't actually how powerful a car is at a given moment but instead over an amount of time so it really tells you the workload ability of a car vs how quickly you may or may not be able to accelerate
@megamanx181x, I still vote for Llamathrust
@WelI Obviously, fascinating
@Atomicking74, It was a Draft horse which is a large farm horse from what I found in a search. Also 1 mechanical horse power is the movement of 550lb (250kg) being moved 1ft/second. So if a hose is 15 HP it means it can move 550lb 15ft in 1 second, from what I think I understand.
@Atomicking74, if the EU declared it was sunny and warm, I’d still double check and probably pack an umbrella.
@Samblob, I prefer rocket power. Woogity woogity woogity.
Ducks have corkscrew penises
American will do ANYTHING to avoid using the metric system
@A Deformed Penis, wasn’t he British?
@A Deformed Penis, yup, he was British. Blame them for the rut they dug for us
@pleroma77, the entire system the Americans used was founded by the british lol
@The nOly One, the British will never admit that tho
@spongar141 , the brits even originally coined the term soccer!!
@CyrusBranford, and southern drawl, y'all varmit!
Maybe if you have a clydesdale, however the average horse can put out about 15 horsepower (a bit over 11k watts) at their peak, but can't sustain that berry long
as an HVAC technician it kinda bothers me that people are just now figuring out that horsepower has nothing to do with the actual power of a horse....
No a pony has 2/3 of a horse power. He didn't actually scale it up enough for a regular horse.
Wow that’s cool