Repurpose an electric water heater?

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Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by cIRCitmage » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am

Given the creativity of the community, wondering is anyone has repurposed an electric water heater

SS lined
Insulated
Produce potable hot water
Have one or two electric elements and all associated controllers
Cheap and big

All it needs is the appropriate TC ferrule

If I'm the first to have suggested this, I request we call it a "Nobay" ;-)

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Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by Demy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 am

I think I read something here on the forum but I don't remember the post. Any boiler of suitable material can be used for distillation, there are several posts in which containers of all kinds have been used with the necessary changes. I also thought about it but here where I live the water heaters are not stainless steel but of iron with a treatment so I gave up.

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Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by Setsumi » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:43 am

in my neck of woods we still get copper water heaters geysers that is replaced by newer. most new is iron as Demmy says
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Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by still_stirrin » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 am

cIRCitmage wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am
Given the creativity of the community, wondering is anyone has repurposed an electric water heater....If I'm the first to have suggested this...
Getcha’ an old car radiator to use as a condenser and you’ll have a setup right out of the 1930’s (Prohibition Era). :crazy:
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Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by The Baker » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:14 pm

Check that there is no leaded solder in it.

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Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

Post by BoomTown » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:29 am

cIRCitmage wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am
Given the creativity of the community, wondering is anyone has repurposed an electric water heater
I did this once, abandoned that project first time it came time to clean it.

Good luck.
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