OT: Hotdog cooker links

Tom Peters tpeters at mixcom.com
Tue Aug 22 14:10:04 CDT 2006

I built a hot dog cooker when I was 9, consisting of a small piece of pine 
(1x4 nominal), two nails, and a line-cord connected to 110VAC mains. It was 
based on an idea I saw in a book somewhere. My dad was absolutely sure it 
wouldn't work. It did. We disassembled it right after using it because of 
the hazards of exposed line voltage and two pointy things sticking up.

Those were the days.

At 01:14 PM 8/22/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 17:44:01 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:
> >Dave Dunfield wrote:
> >>>> I actually have a book of electrical things for boys to make which
> >>>> suggests makine a sausage cooker that simply connects said sausages
> >>>> across the (110V) mains. Hmmm....
> >>> You really need a scanner - I'd love to see that :-)
> >>
> >> When I was in university (70s), I had a hot-dog cooker which cooked
> >> weiners by connecting them across the 110v AC mains. This was a
> >> commercially produced device.
> > > [snip]
>Not a comercial product, yet a great educational 
>example:   http://tinyurl.com/lf7cs
>This 1950's version is more ontopic :)    http://tinyurl.com/mn8eg
>There have been numerious ways for a cool cat to heat a dog ....
>ok ... Back under my rock, I go :)

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