8734Re: Dye Vats
- Mar 2, 2007
>We have a 65 gallon Groen (electric) at the Children's Theatre.We bought it used, from a restaurant supplier. It's a soup kettle,
actually, although I suppose you could cook spaghetti in it.....The
service man says you can use it as a deep-fryer, too!
I like it quite a bit, even though I use it for cold-water dye, mostly.
It also functions very well as a steamer for silk paint, etc. I
made a cradle to suspend the work being steamed inside the
pot, and close the lid. Now, I'm trying to get the scene shop to
build a dog-house to fit over the top, so we can fit in larger
projects, and maybe, not have to roll them up.
I've heard complaints about gas-fired kettles not staying lit from
another dyer in town.
Make sure they vent the dye room properly!
I've become convinced that the best model for a dye room is a
locker room shower!
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