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Old 01-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Anybody have or willing to fashion a couple of heatsticks for a fair price? I'm not handy, and the stir plate I made today maxed out my DIY for 2009.


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Old 01-11-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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I'm willing to make them for you. I want to make two for myself, so a couple more should be pretty easy.


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Old 01-11-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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Cool. Left you a message in your inbox. This could be the start of a new ebay career for you. None on there...
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Shipped a heatstick to VTBrewer today and listed them on Ebay as well. Search "1500 Watt Heatstick' if you'd like
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Shipped a heatstick to VTBrewer today and listed them on Ebay as well. Search "1500 Watt Heatstick' if you'd like

$50 plus shipping???? I don't mean to be rude, but that's nuckin' futz.
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Have you priced the parts to make one of these lately? I have to tell you, I was very surprised that it cost as much as it did to make one of these.... about $40 in materials from Home Depot.
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Have you priced the parts to make one of these lately? I have to tell you, I was very surprised that it cost as much as it did to make one of these.... about $40 in materials from Home Depot.

I didn't realize they went up that much. I spent around $25 a couple years ago building mine. But I will say that Home Despot is ungodly high in their prices IMHO............
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Well, I'm madly researching other sources, but haven't found any that are cheaper, even online. The largest expense is the metal tube. Next is the wire, and then the epoxy. The element itself is still quite reasonable. If I succeed in finding lower prices I will reduce the "Buy it Now' accordingly. I'm not out to make a killing on these (if I were I think I'd be getting more than $10 labor to make one, and would be charging a packaging fee with fixed and inflated shipping costs)
Ebay also charges me $6 when (if?) one of these sells, so that means I don't make $5 on these. Still think it's "nucking futz"?
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I have been thinking about making an electric HLT. How long would it take to bring 5 gallons of sparge water to 180?
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With 1500W you are looking at 60 minutes to heat from 60F - 180F


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