Trash Can Water Heater Plans
Derleth, Michael (mderleth@ELI.NET)
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 07:52:48 -0400
<plans or instructions on constructing a trash can water heater?>
One of my old troops had a small (20 gal?) galvanized garbage can
they just set next to the fire. Open the lid and scoop. :-) Stayed
plenty hot. (Thanks, Lyal and Smokey, T88 Lancaster, WI)
I've also seen plans for a perpetual water heater made from a
5-gallon metal "jerry can". If not exactly, this could be adapted
to your trash-can:
--Weld/braze a small metal spigot or plumbing elbow to the short
side of the can opposite the fill-opening, near the top.
--Attach a funnel to a length of copper pipe that is 4-6" shorter
than the can is tall.
--Drill an opening in the fill-opening cap, or nearby (opposite
from the side where your spigot is) to accept the funnel-pipe.
Can operates on the principle that hot water rises and cold water
settles. To get a quantity of hot water out of the spigot, pour
the same quantity of cold water in the funnel.
Eagle Scout, Buffalo EC-424, Staff SR-177, ASM T14 Vancouver
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City