Re: Anti-Rainout Hose Element
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Re: Anti-Rainout Hose Element

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Posted by - Sleepy Coote on January 31, 2003 at 13:24:34:

In Reply to: Re: Anti-Rainout Hose Element posted by dreamweaver on January 31, 2003 at 12:49:04:

One big risk for the tinkerer, of course, would be electricity leading up to the body while the tinkerer is asleep---potentially lethal! The usual rule of thumb where safety and the human body is a concern is "low voltage whenever possible". Temperature regulation would be an issue as well: under heat, you get condensation; over heat, you get uncomfortable air to breath; *REALLY* over heat, you get a distorted hose and potentially dangerous air to breathe.

My insulating sleeve renders a heating element completely unecessary. But I would really love to see a waterproof, safe heating element that is integral to the hose so I don't have to take my insulating sleeve off every day. The long velcro seal is a cumbersome pain in the neck.

Even a hose that is well-enough insulated, completely pliable, and completely waterproof (but without a heating element) would be a genuine treat to me! Don't know if there's such a composite material on the market, so heat-assist may actually be necessary.

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