So I was in home desperate (nope not a typo) the other day and I came across this gem. 1500w hot water tank element, it is 110v and a monster. So I got to thinking, how am I going to make this 12 dollar piece of equipment into a priceless barrel heater. So me being me I mocked up a 2" abs pipe cap and threaded it. Gasket in and seated and no leaks so attached it to a 2" piece of abs I had laying around the house. Wired it up with some 14/2 wire stuck it in the barrel. Voila, 12 dollar mix heater. On to plan B. So since I have proof of concept on my shifty plan now I'm going to thread it into my mix barrel and hardwire a plug end onto it. Get myself a thermocoupler or a controller and I have the best salt mix barrel on planet earth!
that last statement might be a bit of a stretch but hey, why not go for it. When I get it completed I will post more pics.