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Old 09-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #11
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The landlord just replaced it Tuesday... Horrible landlord and I then bought a new burner alone works fine but with a huge pot which is 2 times the diameter it doesn't stand a chance

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #12
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The landlord just replaced it Tuesday... Horrible landlord and I then bought a new burner alone works fine but with a huge pot which is 2 times the diameter it doesn't stand a chance
Can't you span the pot across two burners? The way I do it, it's 100% on the front burner and only half on the back burner, but it works.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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That's what I tried last nite it worked well till it was about to boil then the smoke alarms went nuts

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #14
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Hmmm... that's weird. Maybe there's some plastic deep in there somewhere. Maybe take everything off and look around with a flashlight?

I'd also imagine that eventually the smoke has to stop... it's not a thick black smoke is it? If it doesn't look too dangerous I'd try putting fans in my windows while burning off all the crap.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:40 PM   #15
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Have you looked under stove top? Usually it lifts up so the connectors can be replaced. You could have a ton of burnt crap under there.

You would probably want 2 heat sticks if you stopped using the burner. One 2000w stick will boil 7 gallons ok, but it will take a long time to get there. The heat stick plus the burner is plenty.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #16
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How much does it cost norm to make a heat stick

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #17
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Around $18-25 depending on where you get parts. It also depends on what you have lying around.

This is the best DIY instructions I've found.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #18
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The problem with using two of them is that you need two separate GFCI 20 amp outlets. Most kitchens will have 2 of them, but they are usually on opposite walls IME. The heat stick draws around 15 amps IIRC.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #19
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I used to disconnect the smoke detector when I roasted coffee beans. Fortunately, I found a lighter roast was tastier and a lot less smoky.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:37 PM   #20
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It wont work unfortunatly

 
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