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Coffee Pot Heating Element For Drying Lures
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:56 PM
I found a coffee pot that was busted up but the heating element was still intact. I have the element, switch and all the wires. Right now I am using a light bulb in my drying box. According to the news the standard light bulb will be replaced in the near future. I was wondering if anybody has tried something like this or thinks it might work for a heat source. I have plugged it in and it heats up. One thing I noticed is it heats up then shuts off for about 8 minutes then turns back on again. Most coffee pots have an auto off but I left this plugged in for awhile and it seems to stay on that 8 minute cycle. Any comments or ideas would be great.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:50 PM
sounds like it might suit your intended use and with an on off every 8 min. would make it a consestent temp. in the box i'd try it out somewhere safe (middle of a concrete slab)and see if it will work for 8 hours
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:11 PM
Probably made to boil water @100C (212F), once it gets over this temp it is probably automatically shutting off before it melts the element.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:57 PM
I just thought of something after hazmail's post. I have a temp gauge that I use on my nitro rc truck to make sure to engine is not running to hot. I can use the gauge on the coffee pot element. There is a little device on the element like a relay that you can hear click on and off. That's a good idea Crankpaint to run is for 8 hours and for sure try it somewhere safe.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:15 PM
Held the temp gauge over element roughly where my lure would be. Temp was around the 200 F mark. Think I will scratch that idea and stock up on light bulbs.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:24 AM
Just find an old food dehydrator at a garage sale. I use one that cost me 5 bucks and has fifteen round racks to boot. used one are dirt cheap and designed for drying!
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:27 AM
I really never found the need to use heat on my baits for the drying process. Spin 'em and let 'em harden naturally.