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Tim Cheek
(hikerfan4sure) - MLife
Bushbuddy Hot tub on 04/21/2009 10:31:32 MDT Print View

Dan Cunningham

Locale: Land of 12,000 Loons
Re: Bushbuddy Hot tub on 04/21/2009 11:23:15 MDT Print View

I have a 480 gallon hot tub with a 50 amp 240 volt circuit feeding it. It does a great job of increasing my carbon footprint, but an even better job at managing my stress, so there ya go. The heater can increase the temp by about 5-7 degrees per hour depending on the water temp and outside temp. When I drain it and refill it with 55 degree hose water, it takes at least 8 hours to heat back up.

I gotta wonder how long wood would take.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Bushbuddy Hot tub on 04/21/2009 11:47:11 MDT Print View

I was just looking through the DutchTub Web site and it looks like 2.5 cubic feet of dry wood are needed to heat the tub which takes on average about 2 hours. It's a neat device but it costs about $6,400.00!

Dan Cunningham

Locale: Land of 12,000 Loons
Re: Bushbuddy Hot tub on 04/21/2009 12:22:50 MDT Print View

That's cheaper than my hot tub was. ;)

I imagine it would freeze solid in the winter if you didn't keep feeding it more wood.

Edited by mn-backpacker on 04/21/2009 12:23:41 MDT.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
it won't freeze on 04/21/2009 12:56:44 MDT Print View

if you keep it full of oil

Jed Augustine
(jaugusti) - F

Locale: Appalachians/Rockies
Dutch heating on 04/21/2009 13:20:03 MDT Print View

The Dutch Tub looks awesome for the frontcountry, but I much prefer a dutch oven in the backcountry. ;-) The warmth for the weight is much better.

Yeah I said it.

Jesse Glover
(hellbillylarry) - F

Locale: southern appalachians
Re: Dutch heating on 04/22/2009 07:39:18 MDT Print View