DIY inductive heater? (For tire recycling.)
I had an idea I wanted to try. As you may know, recycling tires for projects isn't nearly as cool as it sounds. Since most street tires are steel-belted, about the only part you can even use is the sidewalls. :P
My idea for getting the (much cooler) tread part off was to use an inductive heater to heat just the steel belting inside, then (hopefully) just yank the tread layer off with a ginormous pair of pliers.
The problem is that actual inductive ranges are a $100+ for even a single burner unit. Couple that with the very real possibility that my little experiment could damage it beyond repair... not exactly a recipe for success.
So now my question:
Does anybody have a schematic, instructions, and/or (please, please) instructible for how to build my own inductive heater?
Thanks in advance,