# Heat

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1. ## Heat

This is kind of strange but...are there any easy (or at least kind of easy) ways of using electricity to generate heat? I have access to a very powerful electrical generator and am now wanting to use it to create temperatures of over a thousand degrees. Is this possible?

2. How do you think space heaters work?

edit: Or a toaster, for that matter

3. i think an arc welder is a good example of how you can generate very high temperatures w/ electricity.

4. What are you planning on using this for?

Anyway, Yes, this is quite possible. Not that I know of anyways to do this. Possibly hook the generator up to a metal coil? I don't know, my days of experiementing are gone. After an incident with the police. It included me and my friend making a bomb, we poured gasoline down a birdbath and put burnt tissues down it, the whole thing made a huge fireball. My friends shirt caught on fire, it was a big mess. But no serious injuries. Then the police showed up, it was nuts. So I dont do this kind of stuff anymore. So if you are planning on using this heating thing for something do it in a big field, not the backyard.

5. just connect positive to negative

6. Alright, first off get a large amount of water near it. Second, stand in the water, touch the generator and turn it on. Come back and tell us how hot you got it.

7. The reason I can't create something like a toaster is because I can't run the electricity through a metal as the temperatures I'm trying to achieve would end up melting the metal and creating a big mess.
i think an arc welder is a good example of how you can generate very high temperatures w/ electricity.
Good idea, I'll see if I can find any schematics on how they work.