Toaster modification

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  1. Dan4954

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    How would I be able to modify this circuit so that it stays on and I can control the temperature of the heating element?
     
  2. wayneh

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    You might be able to find a lamp dimmer rated to a wattage high enough to use with your toaster. It won't be cheap, since your toaster is probably over 1000 watts.

    In general, toasters are not temperature controlled. They're on or off.

    What are you really hoping to accomplish?
     
  3. Dan4954

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    That's what I was thinking. I've been looking at electric hookah coals but the problem with them is that they don't get hot enough. Found this toaster laying around and i know this will get hot enough, just trying to figure out how to control it.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Just buy a vaporizer (volcano) and puff away stoner ;)
     
  5. Dan4954

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    Haha just trying to eliminate the annoying coals for my hookah
     
  6. thatoneguy

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    Lock switch in down position, look hard for a 1500W Dimmer (hard part)
     
  7. luvv

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    Wonder how much energy a burning coal is expending...I would venture a guess it's not 1KW..
    IF it was me,think I would skip the overpowered toaster and grab a soldering/wood burning iron of appropriate wattage and go from there.
     
  8. wayneh

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    Yeah, I though folks used "glow plugs" for this sort of thing.
     
  9. Audioguru

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    My gasser model airplanes did not toke nor were Stoners. But they used a glow plug.
    Hookah?? Many of the Arab people in the park smoke a hookah water pipe. They light it with a lighter, not with an electric toaster.:rolleyes:
     
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