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  • jerry freedomev
                                 Hi All,                                         I m moving from
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 1, 2013
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                                 Hi All,
       
                                            I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran and just don't want a fueled stove so was going to modify some 120vac unit or build from scratch.
       
                                         Then shopping at my favorite place, yard sales, I found 2 12vdc 'lunch boxes'  called RoadPro  12v portable stove.  I got 2 for $2 so I bit.  It took awhile before I tested them and was happily  surprised it works great!!  Apparently in a quart size space 12 amps, 144wts is plenty to cook food in it to 300F!!  Well insulated including the box top is likely why it does so well. 
       
         Online and in places like truck stops it runs about $33 and well worth it as then you can run it off solar panels directly. Or of course your car, truck meals that it is designed for.
       
                                        It's so hot they say to use alum foil bread pans or line it with foil so you can lift it out I found out later after burning my fingers. This would be good to cook  many things.  Heat to boiling then turn off and let slow cook like a crockpot and certainly can fry to 300f , make stews.
       
                                       If one added a thermostat or heat/current  control it'll likely make great bread as that is it's shape, like 2 bread pans, 1 on top and one on bottom.
       
                                       Anyone else have good 12v cooking units that work well?   RoadPro has others types like frying pan, etc but they look different and not insulated.
       
                                                                                        Thanks,
       
                                                                                               Jerry Dycus .
       
                                      
    • LarenCorie
      Posted by: jerry freedomev freedomev@yahoo.com ... Congratulations Jerry; That is cool. I have a friend, up here in Michigan with a catamaran about that
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 2, 2013
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        Posted by: "jerry freedomev" freedomev@...

        > I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran

        Congratulations Jerry;

        That is cool. I have a friend, up here in Michigan
        with a catamaran about that length, that he built.

        > Then shopping at my favorite place, yard sales, I found 2 12vdc
        > 'lunch boxes' called RoadPro 12v portable stove.

        > It's so hot they say to use alum foil bread pans or line it with
        > foil so you can lift it out I found out later after burning my fingers.

        > If one added a thermostat or heat/current control it'll likely make
        > great bread as that is it's shape, like 2 bread pans, 1 on top and
        > one on bottom.

        > Anyone else have good 12v cooking units that work well?

        I really like my "Smart Mug" which plugs into a standard 12V
        lighter socket. It has LCD readouts, and you can set it for any
        temperature. It continually tells you its temperature. It heats
        to, then maintains, the temperature you set it for. It also gives
        you a little beep, and a flashing display when it reaches it goal.
        Besides drinks, soups, and other liquids, I have found that I
        can heat things like burritos, by placing them in a baggie
        and pouring water around them.

        <
        http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DIGITAL-JLR-GEAR-HEATED-STAINLESS-STEEL-MUG-16-OZ-KEEPS-DRINKS-HOT/261254496517?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D163%26meid%3D284216659325218860%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D350520962392%26
        >

        Also, while not electric, I really like my portable butane stove/burner.

        -Laren Corie-
        Natural Solar Building Design and
        Solar Heating/Natural Cooling/Energy
        Efficiency Consultation Since 1975
        www.ThermalAttic.com (many new
        photos and pages, coming soon)

        Read my Solar house design articles in:
        -Energy Self-Sufficiency Newsletter-
        www.essnmag.com

        Home base-LittleHouses YahooGroup
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LittleHouses/

        Founder-WoodGas - Power from wood
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WoodGas

        Founder-RefrigeratorAlternatives YahooGroup
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      • joe3
        Jerry -- I m moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34 trimaran I m thinking I ll have to drive out and see this combination. Joe3 in St. Pete
        Message 3 of 6 , Aug 2, 2013
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          Jerry -- "I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran "

          I'm thinking I'll have to drive out and see this combination.

          Joe3 in St. Pete


          In smallhousesocietyonline@yahoogroups.com, jerry freedomev <freedomev@...> wrote:
          >
          >  
          >                            Hi All,
          >  
          >                                       I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran and just don't want a fueled stove so was going to modify some 120vac unit or build from scratch.
          >  
          >                                    Then shopping at my favorite place, yard sales, I found 2 12vdc 'lunch boxes'  called RoadPro  12v portable stove.  I got 2 for $2 so I bit.  It took awhile before I tested them and was happily  surprised it works great!!  Apparently in a quart size space 12 amps, 144wts is plenty to cook food in it to 300F!!  Well insulated including the box top is likely why it does so well. 
          >  
          >    Online and in places like truck stops it runs about $33 and well worth it as then you can run it off solar panels directly. Or of course your car, truck meals that it is designed for.
          >  
          >                                   It's so hot they say to use alum foil bread pans or line it with foil so you can lift it out I found out later after burning my fingers. This would be good to cook  many things.  Heat to boiling then turn off and let slow cook like a crockpot and certainly can fry to 300f , make stews.
          >  
          >                                  If one added a thermostat or heat/current  control it'll likely make great bread as that is it's shape, like 2 bread pans, 1 on top and one on bottom.
          >  
          >                                  Anyone else have good 12v cooking units that work well?   RoadPro has others types like frying pan, etc but they look different and not insulated.
          >  
          >                                                                                   Thanks,
          >  
          >                                                                                          Jerry Dycus .
          >
        • jerry freedomev
                                                     Hi Joe and All,  
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 2, 2013
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                                                     Hi Joe and All,
             
                                                           Just let me know offlist at least a day in advance to see them.   I'm 12 miles SE of Tampa downtown just off I-75/, US301. I picked it for it's good roads in/ out and the fact the town was going to grow up around me which it has. 
             
                                                          Thus why I need to move back on my boat where I truly  belong In St Pete near the Pier.  Or maybe in the Desoto National park as both have Eckerd College or USF which I need.
             
                                                           I think Small home people should get together.  And there seems to be a fair number in central/south  Fla maybe to start a get together group. I plan on doing just that once in St Pete.
             
                                                                                                               Jerry Dycus

            From: joe3 <jsrnfl@...>
            To: smallhousesocietyonline@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Friday, August 2, 2013 9:13 AM
            Subject: [shs-talk] Re: Interesting 12v stove



            Jerry -- "I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran "

            I'm thinking I'll have to drive out and see this combination.

            Joe3 in St. Pete


            In smallhousesocietyonline@yahoogroups.com, jerry freedomev <freedomev@...> wrote:
            >
            >  
            >                            Hi All,
            >  
            >                                       I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran and just don't want a fueled stove so was going to modify some 120vac unit or build from scratch.
            >  
            >
                                               Then shopping at my favorite place, yard sales, I found 2 12vdc 'lunch boxes'  called RoadPro  12v portable stove.  I got 2 for $2 so I bit.  It took awhile before I tested them and was happily  surprised it works great!!  Apparently in a quart size space 12 amps, 144wts is plenty to cook food in it to 300F!!  Well insulated including the box top is likely why it does so well. 
            >  
            >    Online and in places like truck stops it runs about $33 and well worth it as then you can run it off solar panels directly. Or of course your car, truck meals that it is designed for.
            >  
            >
                                              It's so hot they say to use alum foil bread pans or line it with foil so you can lift it out I found out later after burning my fingers. This would be good to cook  many things.  Heat to boiling then turn off and let slow cook like a crockpot and certainly can fry to 300f , make stews.
            >  
            >                                  If one added a thermostat or heat/current  control it'll likely make great bread as that is it's shape, like 2 bread pans, 1 on top and one on bottom.
            >  
            >
                                             Anyone else have good 12v cooking units that work well?   RoadPro has others types like frying pan, etc but they look different and not insulated.
            >  
            >                                                                                   Thanks,
            >  
            >
                                                                                                     Jerry Dycus .
            >




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          • jerry freedomev
                                                                  Hi Laren and All, ________________________________
            Message 5 of 6 , Aug 2, 2013
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                                          Hi Laren and All,

              From: LarenCorie <larencorie@...>
              To: smallhousesocietyonline@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Friday, August 2, 2013 9:06 AM
              Subject: [shs-talk] Re: Interesting 12v stove
              Posted by: "jerry freedomev" freedomev@...

              > I'm moving from my grid tied TH onto my new 34' trimaran

              Congratulations Jerry;

              That is cool. I have a friend, up here in Michigan
              with a catamaran about that length, that he built.
               
              --------------------  Thanks. I lived aboard for 25 yrs before buying this land and a great, inexpensive way to live with about the best people around, other liveaboards and sailors.
               
                                            Most of that time was on catamarans I built and great boats but for people who need more room.  I like living in the hulls instead of a big cabin on top  for seaworthy, safety reasons.  To do that the hull's beam/length ratio at the waterline can't be less than 8to 1 so it slips easily at little power through the water.
               
                                           Because of that I had to go 34' to get 4' at the waterline and 6' wide at the shoulders making a nice 24' by 5' average cabin with  the rest as storage though much of that is for boat gear.  The  length lets it be long and sleek  like a racer.  And it will be fast at 25mph under power or sail.   It really just my retirement home.  I just wanted a cool one.
               
                                         It'll also be my wind and a tidal/river  generator test bed to see what might need changing before putting them into production. My present TH is in an old oak 100% coverage forest so neither wind or solar are good here.  It is a lot cooler that just outside the forest by a whole lot from the shade!!
               
                                          Most of the time it'll be electric/solar when under power needing only 2 hp to do 5mph.  Most travel will be under sail. It'll need a 50hp outboard to hit 25mph which I'll likely only do once just to show it can be done.
               
                                          Rain water collection  will have 2 50 gal tanks , one in each outrigger which really are large 28'x3' storage lockers if needed.
               
                                          Interesting it seems to only need 1kw of PV to run everything including cooking,  A/C.   They match perfectly as if no sun, then no A/C needed.
               
                                         Living aboard is one of the most freedom wise  ways to live cheaply in the water or on land. For that matter as many places especially along the coasts, main rivers, let people live in boats on land but mot trailer, other TH's.
               
                                       A 16'x8' houseboat one can work just like a trailer TH, it just can come off and go swimming ;^P  
               
                                                                                  Jerry Dycus
               
               
               
               
              > Then shopping at my favorite place, yard sales, I found 2 12vdc
              > 'lunch boxes' called RoadPro 12v portable stove.

              > It's so hot they say to use alum foil bread pans or line it with
              > foil so you can lift it out I found out later after burning my fingers.

              > If one added a thermostat or heat/current control it'll likely make
              > great bread as that is it's shape, like 2 bread pans, 1 on top and
              > one on bottom.

              > Anyone else have good 12v cooking units that work well?

              I really like my "Smart Mug" which plugs into a standard 12V
              lighter socket. It has LCD readouts, and you can set it for any
              temperature. It continually tells you its temperature.    It heats
              to, then maintains, the temperature you set it for.  It also gives
              you a little beep, and a flashing display when it reaches it goal.
              Besides drinks, soups, and other liquids, I have found that I
              can heat things like burritos, by placing them in a baggie
              and pouring water around them.

              <
              http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DIGITAL-JLR-GEAR-HEATED-STAINLESS-STEEL-MUG-16-OZ-KEEPS-DRINKS-HOT/261254496517?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D163%26meid%3D284216659325218860%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D350520962392%26
              >

              Also, while not electric, I really like my portable butane stove/burner.

              -Laren Corie-
              Natural Solar Building Design and
              Solar Heating/Natural Cooling/Energy
              Efficiency Consultation Since 1975
              www.ThermalAttic.com  (many new
              photos and pages, coming soon)

              Read my Solar house design articles in:
              -Energy Self-Sufficiency Newsletter-
              www.essnmag.com

              Home base-LittleHouses YahooGroup
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LittleHouses/

              Founder-WoodGas - Power from wood
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WoodGas

              Founder-RefrigeratorAlternatives YahooGroup
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RefrigeratorAlternatives



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