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#18170 - 04/05/07 10:59 AM Re: Boiling Kettles
archer01 Offline

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 340
Loc: N.E. Penna.
Cjshunting, Yes Your last pic, this is what I use. My son will also bring his burner down and we will get both going.

Is that a quarter or a half barrel ? Why weren't we invited to
help empty it for your burner? lol.

Nice set up. Good idea ! ! !

#18171 - 04/05/07 11:26 AM Re: Boiling Kettles
Hal Online   content

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9973
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Lids are important. I have a couple of uncrimped barrel heads that I use for lids.

smile -- Hal
Endeavor to persevere.

#18172 - 04/05/07 12:14 PM Re: Boiling Kettles
phys23 Offline

Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 83
Loc: Idaho
I was just wondering how long that propane tank lasts you? I have everything I need for a similar setup except for the propane tank. I don't know whether I want to buy the size you have in your picture or one that is about twice that size. Please let me know.


#18173 - 04/05/07 12:29 PM Re: Boiling Kettles
cjstrapping Offline

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 239
Loc: NorthWest Ohio
It's a regular size tank one uses on a grill. Starting with a full tank, I had a quarter of a tank remaining after dying and waxing over 200 traps. It costs me 11 bucks to have them filled.

#18174 - 04/05/07 02:45 PM Re: Boiling Kettles
phys23 Offline

Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 83
Loc: Idaho
Thanks cj!

#18175 - 04/06/07 06:18 AM Re: Boiling Kettles
TexA Offline

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 182
Loc: Estherville, Iowa
I use my little green COLEMAN Camp Stove (2 burners) and a can of fuel runs about 6-bucks and will last two seasons. I have 2 stoves, one cooks & the other waxes as soon as the traps are dry.

My container I cook and wax in are both the same. They are larger than a regular bucket in diameter and about the same depth. They will hold up to a dozen or so traps, depending on the size of the traps.

I use two pieces of sheet metal, just large enough to cover the open-end of each bucket. A foot-long piece of lath attached to the tin makes a good handle with about 6-inches hanging over the side.

Lids DO increase the ability to heat water (and wax) much faster than without a lid.

The lids also keep the danger of "Flash-Over" to a minimum when waxing...

Neat and Clean & NO SMOKE !
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Steve: Isn't it amazing how many comments one post can bring about? Glad to help ya. TexA

#25387 - 10/17/17 12:29 PM Re: Boiling Kettles [Re: archer01]
Archive Offline

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 1116
Dated for search.

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