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a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:58 pm
by dennis in ny
go to yard or estaes sales look for a 30 cup coffiee maker ,take nout the guts fill with water and you will have 30 cups of hot water to do dishes and so on






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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:37 pm
by slowcowboy
nothing new. talk to bobhenery and he can tell you all his life time of experances with a big electric coffee maker.

the problem though in wyoming is no place to plug the cord in.

but bob has been doing this type of thing and has posted all over the furum for the last 5 or so years.

slow

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:11 am
by bobhenry
I think just about every Hoosier Tearjerker in our camping group has a "Red Neck" water heater.

Hot water at the ready minutes after you plug it in for cocoa, hot tea , of tea bag style coffee.

For K.P. cleanup nothing better than hot water for the dishes, pots, and pans.

Need to scrub up a bit ? Just blend with a little cool water and you can scrub up the stinky parts.

And as to throwing away the guts :shock:

Heck no you can even make 30 cups of coffee for the pitch in's

I can pick up 1 or 2 a month at GoodWill for around $5.00 - $8.00 even less if you can hit a discount day.

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HEY SLOW: Just put that old fashion big old cowboy coffeepot on the fire if ya can't find a plug in !

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:39 pm
by slowcowboy
2 cup for me bob. I like to get some sleep in 24 hours. I like coffee but it does not like me. but if you got to make a night run. its great for driving all night.

slow

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:47 pm
by slowcowboy
how much wattage does it take bob.

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm
by slowcowboy
no coffee for me at walk the winds 2012 no one wants to hear me clanging around at 3 in the moring frying bacon or homegrown eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and I don't think I want to be out fishing from shore on the lake either at 2 in the morings.

I think I will pack plenty of pavillon tap water with me to walk the winds 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and forget my 2 cup machine.

slow

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm
by slowcowboy
no coffee for me at walk the winds 2012 no one wants to hear me clanging around at 3 in the moring frying bacon or homegrown eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and I don't think I want to be out fishing from shore on the lake either at 2 in the morings.

I think I will pack plenty of pavillon tap water with me to walk the winds 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and forget my 2 cup machine.

slow

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:25 am
by Laredo
What's the wattage on these, usually?
I'm thinking maybe a generator on LPG would come in handy for you, slow.
Made a discovery on the eve of SNOPOCALYPSE LUBBOCK yesterday: an 800 watt heater will warm up a 12x6 camper pretty well, if you've got all but one of the doors closed.
Well, okay, not a camper. A shuttlecraft. So it's got six feet plus of head room too.
We weren't toasty, but after the heater got connected to the generator even our seniormost member attending stopped shivering.

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:10 pm
by bobhenry
1000 - 1200 watts for a 32 cupper !

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:41 am
by slowcowboy
set up another wind turbine! but I dont' have a clue if the wind is not blowing or its at night!!!!!!!! run the car till you get a pot of water heated?????????

big enough power invertor. like one sized for a wind turbine?

I guess I am stuck with my pressure cooker set up or the old red tea kettle.

slow

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:31 am
by mikesova
After reading this thread, I went out and bought one for 3 dollars at the first garage sale I stopped at. :)

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:02 am
by BookSaver
I was at a meeting this weekend where someone was going to throw one of these big pots in the trash because she couldn't find the vertical post (stem?) for the basket. I offered to carry it out for her, and took it right to my car.

More often than not, we camp with family who need electricity, so DH and I pay for it whether we use it or not. It will be very convenient to have this much hot water without having to start a fire or use up gas in the stove.
I'm sure I'll find a use for the orphan basket somewhere.

I need to test the pot to make sure it will heat. If it doesn't, no big deal since the thing was free.

Thanks for the great idea, BobHenry and Dennis in NY. I had read this thread last year and finally got around to using the info.
Nice coincidence that MikeSova found a good deal on a Redneck Water Heater this weekend, too. :thumbsup:

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:57 am
by mikesova
I found another one recently, but much smaller and not a coffee maker. It probably heats ups 20 oz. of water, is aluminum, and takes the same type of plug as the old school coffee urns. This one I got for a buck! The nice thing is that it is 400W works with my 800w inverter, unlike the 500w coffee maker I bought. :x

I'll have to get a pic of it.

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 10:41 am
by Bill n Robi
Has anyone looked into converting/adapting one to 12 volts? I was thinking of one of those car coffee heaters but doubt they put out enough. I saw a replacement heater element for an RV water heater, ran on 12 volts and was thinking it could be used in one.

Probably someone thought about it already....

Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:43 am
by CynJ
I would NEVER have thought of this -but it's just awesome. And I happen to have one in my "donate to Goodwill" pile that will be fished out in the morning and put in the camping tote :thumbsup: