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Anybody seen an Immersion Heater lately?
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Tom A    Posted 02-21-2003 at 04:27:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The question about the fuel oil drip stoves made me think about the old Army Immersion Heaters, and how handy one would be here. If you've never seen one, it was a contraption that clamped on the side of a big trash can, and dripped gasoline into a burner at the bottom of the can. You could boil 30 gallons of water in about 5 or 10 minutes with one...they would be great for cleaning or butchering.

I know the Army had many problems with them--if you did not know how to light one properly you could really get hurt. *BUT* if you did it right, they were great things.

Has anybody seen one lately, or know where to get one? I've periodically looked on ebay but never saw one.

Tom A

Mike    Posted 10-17-2003 at 16:41:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There's 2 for sale on eBay right now. 10/17/03


kraig WY    Posted 02-21-2003 at 06:28:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
We use to called them "garbage can morter". Seems like somebody always forgot to let them cool off before re-fueling and re-lighting. Yukon Stoves were about as mush fun. Then in Vietnam we always had fun with the 1/2 55 gal. drun used in latriens after somebody use gas when burning poop. GIs are the most inginious people when it comes to blowing each other up.

Les    Posted 02-21-2003 at 05:42:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never seen one outside of the mess section's equipment. I know they had to be licensed to operate them. I also know that about every year we'd come home from AT there would be a cook or two without any eyebrows ";^)

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