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Old 01-29-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default Why no USA immersion heat sticks like this one..

I hope I can post a link...

Why can't we get something like this over here in the USA? This thing is 1500 watt submersible! So simple...

Well at least I've looked for days and can only find the bucket heater that's 1000 watt.

I need 2 simple 1250 or 1500watt 15amp heatsticks, but really would rather just buy them then make them and worry about silicone leaks...

http://cgi.ebay.com/TRAVEL-BOILER-IM...14645679733303

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:32 AM   #2
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Boy that would be sweet. I don't know anything about electrical, but I wonder if it is possible to just cut off the plug and just tie a new one in.

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
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boy that would be sweet. I don't know anything about electrical, but i wonder if it is possible to just cut off the plug and just tie a new one in.
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You can get adapters, but I'm assuming it would cut down the wattage too when you go from 220 to 110?

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Didn't think so.

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Well, you could find someone who IS confident in their electrical knowledge and have them do it for you. It's really simple, actually.

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Well it's built for 220V use, so why couldn't you just wire it with a 30A 220V Plug?

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these are normally used for heating water for tea or coffee. I don't imagine the whole thing is intended to be immersed. We used to use these as a kid. It's be no problem to re-wire ... but recognize these are not grounded

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A single digit percentage of Americans would electrocute or brand themselves with that. Make sure you are connected to a GFCI if you find one or are going to convert it. Also here in America we have our own coffee makers and stoves, making the hotstick obsolete for purposes other than beermaking.

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these are normally used for heating water for tea or coffee. I don't imagine the whole thing is intended to be immersed. We used to use these as a kid. It's be no problem to re-wire ... but recognize these are not grounded


Well it's 13 inches long.....that's a big cup of tea

To tell the truth I haven't seen one of these since the 70's, almost every body in our Dorm had one ....and most everybody burned themsleves too.
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