I do see the merits of a good heat stick now thanks. One thing that strikes me is just how overly bulky the whole assembly is. I realize that the hex of an element requires 2" TC at least where it mounts, but it would be cool to connect to a length of 1/2" stainless tubing right after that. Afterall, once you have the element connection water tight, you just need a waterproof sheath for the wire and a handle. I promised my wife I wouldn't make any new products for a while but the opportunity... it burns!