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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Thanksgiving Day Hot tubbin
WOW... I been to Lake Okenagen (sp)... long time ago... my wife's a Canuk, born in Toronto (too cold) now livin' in sunny SoCal. The fishing in that lake is awesome. Got some people down around here that do hottubbin something like that and have a home-made stove heater that heats the water without a pump... put an attachment of a commercial one to give you an idea of how the thing works.
A Snorkel stove raises the temperature of a 5' diameter, 4' deep hot tub 33 per hour. An 85,000 BTU gas heater only does 20/hour and a 12kW electric heater only 9/hour. Your hot tub will be ready in just 1-2 hours (Scuba takes twice as long). As easy to operate as a fireplace or woodstove. No need for the complicated pumps, motors, and plumbing in gas and electric systems. Snorkels are more efficient and faster heating than our Chofu heater but also take up more space in the hot tub. In general, the Chofu is better for small hot tubs (350 gallons or less) and the Snorkel is better for larger tubs.