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Topic: Im in Heaven (7 msgs / 156 lines)
1) From: Aaron
I got a water cooler for my bedroom.  I wake up often in the night very 
thirsty because of some of the meds I take.   Normally this means a trip 
to the bathroom, a trip to the fridge etc, to get a glass of water..  I 
got tired of this and decided Id get one of those water coolers and put 
it on the table next to my bed, so i could essentially, roll over, and 
get a glass of water without the navigation at 0 dark 30.
well walmart had one that is very slim design and takes a 3 or 5 gallon 
bottle, it does both hot and cold. ... so far I was happy with the cold, 
that is what I wanted at 3am . cold water.... then I got to thinking, ok 
how hot is the hot on this thing..... i pushed the button, it boiled 
like crazy inside... about two minutes later the light comes on to tell 
me the hot water is ready.... oh wow cool it's quick at least.....  then 
I get to thinking.... hmm how hot is it really...
I push the button, let it get to the ready state, and dispense a full 
cup of the hot water and throw a digital thermometer in it....  196.8 
degrees.....  can you say, wake up to a fresh hot cup of coffee...
I mean, put your coffee cup under the spout with a swissgold on it....  
the alarm clock goes off.. you push the button on the infernal noise 
maker AND on the water juggie thingie.... a few minutes later you push 
the spout and in about another two minutes have a cup of hot fresh 
steaming coffee ready to drink...
Ok im a lazy bastard, but come on, you can't blame me fer fallin in love 
with this thing ere.  The cooler with heater cost me a total of oh 40 
bucks or so.... my friggin hot water pot cost more than that....the 
bodum was what 70??    ya cant beat this one
aaron
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2) From: Brett Mason
Wow -
another explanation for ...
      "Hey look at Aaron coming out of his bedroom this morning with a goofy
smile on his face!"
Ingenious,
Brett
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Aaron  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
My daughter has one of these things. It uses Seebeck effect cooling and
probably just low power resistive heat for the hot water side. All "solid
state."
Water boils at 201 F at this altitude, but it would be a neat application
for a PID temperature controller if you're at a lower elevation than 5316ft
AMSL. Maybe not- a PID controller generally works best if the heat source is
very large for the process to be heated.
That's what makes computer profile control or a profile curve follower
feasible. If you have an inadequate heater and the profile calls for a
faster temperature rise than the heater can supply, the PID can't help and
you're riding the Archimedes Spiral.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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4) From: Paul Helbert
Aaron,
Try pre-heating your cup with that hot water, toss it and draw another. Then
immediately check the temperature again. I suspect that you may already have
ideal brewing temperature.
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Aaron  wrote:
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5) From: Larry English
Aaron,
  Which brand/model is it? Sounds like a fine solution for anther old dude
on the list.
Larry
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Aaron  wrote:
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6) From: Aaron
Larry English wrote:
Larry its a GWD2630W model.....  walmart has them...  I find that wal 
marts prices vary from town to town depending on the folks who live 
there. this one was 40 bucks if I remember correctly, give or take a few 
pennies here or there...
To be honest, I refuse to buy bottled water.. I will not pay those 
insane prices for it....
if I need pure water, Ill run a batch through my still.. if it's not 
busy doing other stuff that is ::wink::   so. with that... when the 
bottle gets empty, ill hold it under the faucet and fill it with tap 
water.....   still... this thing heats water fast... and at the right 
temp too....  heaven speaking
Aaron
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7) From: Larry English
Agreed - tap water is fine - plastic waste is nasty - money in my pocket is
excellent.  I'll check it out - thanks ...
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Aaron  wrote:
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