I have owned the above for about 6 years and, whilst its got power, it'
stopped heating. I was going to try a new heating element but wonder i
only professionals should attempt this job, or whether it is a
straight forward changing a printer cartridge. I have no manual so i
will be a bit of learn as you go. Has anyone done it and can the
They don't seem to sell Swan or Russell Hobbes electric teakettles.
I just installed a 3 kW 240 V Swan in my kitchen, removing the 13 A
fused plug and wiring the line cord into my 3-wire range with spade
disconnects. (How many NEC violations is that? :-)
It boils water in less than a minute with five times the microwave's
power and twice the efficiency, then instantly turns itself off.
GE makes a wimpy 1500 watt 120 V version, about $30 at Wal-Mart.
At 6 kW on 240 V, 249 V at my house, its 6548 watts might boil
a cup of 60 F water in 3600x0.5(212-60)/(6548x3.142) = 12.4 seconds,
within the dual 40 amp range breaker capacity, altho that might
shorten the life of the heating element and burn out the pilot light.
Where can I buy a new thermostat for my old Russell Hobbes?
And a "Crash-a-Witch" hugging a bundle of burned-out flourescent tubes
might look cool hanging from a nylon rope over the 25 kV transmission
line on the telephone pole above my mailbox. How close would she have
to be to light up?
Nick, EE gone wrong.
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