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Old 08-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Can 1500W heat stick plus electric stove boil 7 gal?

I was wondering if making a heat stick is worth it to move me indoors. Has anyone had any experience using a 1500W heat stick to supplement their electric stove to boil 7 gallons?

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Should work, however we have no idea what stove or pot??? If you have a 20 amp outlet, I would go with a 2000w stick.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:47 AM   #3
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I was wondering if making a heat stick is worth it to move me indoors. Has anyone had any experience using a 1500W heat stick to supplement their electric stove to boil 7 gallons?
Yes it will.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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How do I tell if I have a 20 amp outlet?

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The 20amp outlet has one of the blades the other way. Usually you will see them as a 15/20 amp receptacle, which looks like this, normal 15 amp on the left, the one on the right is actually a 15/20 amp outlet: Image found on ebay.

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check your breaker box....I believe current code is 2 20-amp GFCI circuits it kitchen but older homes might just be 15

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All homes in the US built since the early 1970s have two 20 amp circuits in the kitchen.

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All homes in the US built since the early 1970s have two 20 amp circuits in the kitchen.
I live in an apartment, but it was built in the 90's so hopefully I am good. I will check tonight after work. Thanks!
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Apartment kitchens were built to the same code. You should have two 20 amp circuits in your kitchen.

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The 20amp outlet has one of the blades the other way. Usually you will see them as a 15/20 amp receptacle, which looks like this, normal 15 amp on the left, the one on the right is actually a 15/20 amp outlet: Image found on ebay.

Maybe it is just me, but I very rarely see the 20 amp receptacles w/ the horizontal blade? Is this a newer style...all of mine, and most other 20 amp receptacles I see look typical like the 15 amp shown???
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