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Minimum temp for hot box effectiveness

post #1 of 5
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I was reading some older posts regarding hot boxing skis and how to build a hot box, and I am thinking about building one. However, in the meantime, I thought I would try to replicate the hot box effect without an actual hot box. Therefore, I set a space heater in a small bathroom and have been heating that room up.

I've got it about 105 F in there and have my newly waxed skis in there. I doubt I can get it any hotter than that. Am I doing them any good?:

I know that ideal is 50-60 C, or about 120-140 F, but I'll never achieve that this way. Am I just wasting electricity? Any comments or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bill
post #2 of 5
I think you would probably have to keep the skis in there for a year to see anything of benefit nad it would be minimal. 120* is a bare minimum for hot boxing, adust according to wax.
post #3 of 5
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Thanks; I figured as much. It was worth a try, and it sure didn't hurt the skis

Bill
post #4 of 5
I was at the Start Haus on Sunday and they said they do 128 deg (lowest temp) for about 12 to 24 hours. I think the hottest temp they mentioned was low 140 something... Crazy what people are paying for this.

http://www.starthaus.com/?display=services
post #5 of 5
60 C for 6-9 hours is equivalent to 10 wax cycles.
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