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Whistle for Tea Kettle? Instructable anywhere? Answered

Hoping for help from the bright and zany folks here. I'm going to ruin my beloved Revere stainless steel kettle. I keep putting it on the stove to boil water, getting sidetracked by a project and forgetting about it until the water boils dry and I am seriously cooking that metal. You see there is no whistle to remind me it has come to the boil! Has anyone created a homemade whistle for a tea kettle or would someone consider creating such an instructable to help out this poor soul? My kettle and I would thank you!

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romdos

9 months ago

Plus one on the Revere kettle. You would think they would have made it with a whistle for such an expensive line of cookware! I keep boiling mine dry too. I'm wondering if you could make something out of Fimo clay that would work.

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SFHandyman

9 years ago

Goodwill, or another charity shop. Using a whistle isn't that bad. I wouldn't want to someone else's old teapot but I'd certainly use the cap.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

I never have, but a whistle is not hard to make. All you need is a hole for the air / steam to pass through, and a cavity of some sort for the air to fill and "whistle past". Here is a very quick drawing of what I mean....

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GearMavenGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I understand the technology behind the whistle, just haven't attempted to make anything like this yet. Appreciate any thoughts on what might work.

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

That's it exactly. If you can't manage to make one from scratch, have a look for those gag whistles that are made to push in the end of a car exhaust, they work the same way.

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bumpusKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

:O What is this 'Gag Whistle' you speak of?!

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11010010110bumpus

Reply 9 years ago

idk old (T12) fluorescent lamps used to be the fun thing

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

I imagine they play merry wossis with modern engine management systems!

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, the change in back pressure from even a small leak can wreak havoc on fuel efficiency and operation smoothness.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

oh wow I had forgotten about THOSE things LOL the infamous Spencer Gifts catalog sold them when I was a lot younger :-)

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GearMaven

9 years ago

Guess the size of the auto gag whistles would rule them out, but great visual to give ideas on how to make one. I'd need it to be removable to enable me to pour out the water after it boils. Hmm! Food for thought. Thanks all!

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Goodhart

9 years ago

If I get a little time (since I am building a clock from scratch at the moment), I will throw something together on this.