PVC Boot Warmer




Keep your boots dry with PVC pipe, fittings and a hair dryer

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Step 1: Materials

3 -1.5 in 90 degree elbows
1 - 1.5 in cross
1 - 1.5 in cap
1 - 1.5 in to 2 in adapter
2 - 1.5 in PVC pipe 13 in long
5 - 1.5 in PVC 3 in long
1 - 2 in PVC pipe 5 in long
Hair dryer

Box saw (or other saw to cut PVC)
MIter Box

PVC Solvent
PVC Cement

Step 2: Assembly and Use

Press fit all the fittings together
If you want you can cement them
Drill holes to allow airflow to all parts of the boot
Plug it in

Make sure the boots are on a tilt to allow airflow ( as shown in end product pic)

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    8 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, but one little problem. Most (all?) hardryers have a thermal fuse to prevent them from overheating. Once airflow is restricted, the air backs up, heats the unit, and *poof* it stops.

    (I toasted a couple of em that way growing up.)

    Maybe if you drilled enough holes in the pipe so it can get enough airflow iyour idea would still work tho...

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Or you could cut the pipe at a sharp angle so the boot doesn't stop up the ends. I would also put a few slit from top to bottom on the pipes also this way it will blow out the sides too.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    you could also add some electrical PVC of the same size. That would give a better fit for your boots. It would fit more like the commercial ones. And you still could drill holes in it to allow for more air distribution. Also you may want to add a box to house a very low wattage heating coil, the heat would cause a convection draft which in turn would provide a warm airflow into the shoes / boots. This also would cut down on the noise factor and you would not have to worry about burning out your hair drier.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    The solution to blockage of the pipes, is to eliminate the vertical elements. Just put the boots on the floor, so that hot air is pumped in, but the weight of the boots doesn't block the opening. Save on materials and size.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea... but wouldn't the airflow be restricted by the weight of the boot/shoe pressing down on the end of the tube? Perhaps a bunch of holes drilled around the end of the tube would be good for spreading the hot air around?

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Whoa... that ascii drawing didn't turn out... but, hopefully you get the idea