The Jug! The Jug!

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The Jug! The Jug!

Post: #67557 Wombat
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:20 am

There was some discussion a while back about the electricity consumption of the humble jug and how one cane make hot drinks sustainably. We bought an envirobilly, but it is a bit of a pain to have to go out into the backyard and light the thing up to get hot water. Although it does work in any conditions (although rain can be a bit trying and I have recieved some abuse from Mrs Wombat for smoking the washing.)

Well we are trying another idea - a 12 volt car jug plugged in to the 12volt system. The jug is small at about 500mls and not exactly lightening fast, taking about an hour to boil. But it does use about 7.5 amps and can be used to use power excess to our charging needs or run off the batteries at night.

Is anyone else investigating this possibility?

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Post: #67558 Bonniegirl
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:24 am

Jug = Kettle for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! :wink:
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Post: #67560 Millymollymandy
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:48 am

Thank you Bonnie! :lol: Quite why Nev wanted to plug in his milk jug was beyond me. :wink:

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Post: #67563 ina
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:59 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Thank you Bonnie! :lol: Quite why Nev wanted to plug in his milk jug was beyond me. :wink:


Hot cocoa? :mrgreen:
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:52 am

log burner plonk a saucepan on top.
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Post: #67577 Wombat
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:09 am

Bonniegirl wrote:Jug = Kettle for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! :wink:
Sorry guys, I forget about the language barrier...... :wink:

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Post: #67582 QuakerBear
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:48 am

Jug = Kettle for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! :wink:


Arrha.

I'm afraid I must have a very low mind as I thought 'jug' was the singular of 'boobies'. :oops:
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Post: #67590 Muddypause
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:26 pm

Nev, I guess that at such low energy input, insulation is gonna make a big difference. It would be fairly easy to lose heat at the same rate that it is added, with the result that a watched jug takes a loooong time to boil.

The back of my favourite envelope shows that, in a perfectly insulated system, 90 W will take a little over 27 minutes to raise 500 grams of water through (say) 70 C, so the extra time that yours takes to boil is a reflection of how much heat you are losing - on the face of it you are losing half of what you put in.
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Post: #67633 Bonniegirl
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:40 pm

QuakerBear wrote:Jug = Kettle for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! :wink:


Arrha.

I'm afraid I must have a very low mind as I thought 'jug' was the singular of 'boobies'. :oops:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But the topic title does say The Jug! The Jug! so we could have a matching pair!

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Re: The Jug! The Jug!

Post: #67640 Thomzo
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:50 pm

Wombat wrote:I have recieved some abuse from Mrs Wombat for smoking the washing.

Nev


I'd recommend nicotine patches, Nev.

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Post: #67654 baldowrie
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:54 pm

I knew Australians had strange ways but smoking washing lines take the biscuit :lol:

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Post: #67700 Wombat
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:25 am

Everyone's a comedian!

Thanks Stew, good point, although I suspected as much without the math. I am trying to talk Mrs Wombat into knitting a jug cover. (No smart bums, not a bra!) :mrgreen:

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Post: #72086 mrsflibble
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:55 pm

QuakerBear wrote:Jug = Kettle for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! :wink:


Arrha.

I'm afraid I must have a very low mind as I thought 'jug' was the singular of 'boobies'. :oops:



so glad Im not the only one.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
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Post: #72109 Stonehead
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:55 am

Wombat wrote:Is anyone else investigating this possibility?


Why? It seems to me the solution is rather obvious - as it takes less input energy to make things cold (using the pot in pot system) than it does to make things hot (using leccy or a fire), forget the tea. Instead, drink more beer. Some Aussie, you are! :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post: #72110 Wombat
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:19 am

Sorry mate! :oops:

Never been able to stomach the stuff!

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