water heater thing [immersion coils ]
Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:59 AM
im not sure of the thread, or what it is. anyone have any idea? and where to get one would be good info also. thanks
Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:00 AM
The only water heater tek I have heard of is to increase the temps of your home water heater and use it to pasteurize your straw in the tub.
You have to be careful you don't get scalded with the water out of the tap otherwise though.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:02 AM
Along with the travel coffee cup heaters and coffee cup warmers.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:09 AM
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 04:38 PM
i think it may be something like a bucket heater. or maybe he mentioned a cattle thing.
i know it wasnt what sandman was talking about, i dont recall reading that thread.
it was in a thread and someone saw it sticking out of his straw bath and then asked what it was.
i wonder if you can get bucket heaters locally.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:24 PM
good luck with the gut of a heater idea. be safe
Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:52 PM
Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:35 PM
They use these things to keep water from freezing and all sorts of other shit.
I dream of owning a drum heater of my own someday... Maybe even a 55 Gallon drum to go with it.
Never to use my propane burner again unless I'm brewing beer :))
Posted 09 April 2005 - 07:23 PM
It is large enough to handle a 1/2 a pillowcase full of straw.
Used with a cheap candy thermometer and a spoonful of lime, it is a very effective tool.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 07:24 PM
Posted 09 April 2005 - 07:58 PM
After researching these heaters rather extensively on the net and visiting a drum distributor I would have to recommend metal for pasteurization purposes.
I would also recommend going with a 55 Gallon metal setup. After looking at various sizes of drums at the distributor I came to this conclusion. 32Gal, 55Gal, they're all pretty freakin big. 55 doesn't take up all that much more space, is the most common drum size (easier to find heaters and parts), and can pasteurize a shitload of anything with zero hassle.
If you decide to go this route, you can purchase a "bottom bunk" barrel. "Bunk" is apparently the drum industry's term for a hole with a screw-in plug. You supposedly need a "bunk wrench" to unscrew the plug. Vise Grips work just fine.
You can get all sorts of things to screw into the bunk... Water spigots with on/off, etc. That's the first time I ever typed the word "spigot". Doesn't look right, but I'm almost certain on the spelling.
I'm rambling. That must mean I'm done.
Here's a link http://www.bascousa....EPARTMENT_ID=42
That's a pretty good site to gather information.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:04 PM