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I've always wanted to explore one of the classic American Peet boot dryers, but they never seemed to do a version for 220-240V countries.
While having a random browse for similar items I came across a single eBay listing for just one item and bought it to explore. The box came in a brown paper Amazon bag, but when I searched for the item it was shown as not being available.
It's interesting that this unit claims to be "the original". So which came first? The American-made Peet unit or this one?
The Peet-style units are quite neat in that they rely purely on warm air convection to warm boots or shoes and carry the humid air out. As such they are silent, but much slower than forced air versions. However, this also has the advantage of not overheating the footwear and damaging it.
The heater assembly is refreshingly simple with most of the structure being an aluminium shroud to protect the plastic pipes from heat damage. At the base a metal pin passes through holes in the aluminium shroud and then goes into a groove at each side and is locked in place by fins on the plastic cover. I'd guess that the heater assembly and plastic boot supports have evolved with time.
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14 thoughts on “Inside a boot dryer possible peet clone?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Burton says:

    Good god ! Do these things actually exist Clive ? I give up if you can't deal with wet feet then you should not be working outdoors .imagine turning up on site with one off those bad boys tucked under your arm ???? Oh the disgrace 😭

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob says:

    couple of 12v 21 watt indicator bulbs in ally tubes, & a battery charger, stick em in series for (low).

    job done:)

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Franko Walker says:

    Nice simple design.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RS says:

    Since the space shuttle program has stopped it is great to see that NASA is also developing other stuff.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars IMBlakeley says:

    I cobbled together some pvc pipes, a hairdryer so I could suspend my drysuit from a rail and dry out the boots.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ChompChompNomNom says:

    No one heard of a hair dryer lol

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chase DeBoard says:

    Love the sorta passive drying these do, usually pretty safe for leather.
    Apart from drying wet boots, it’s great for daily driver shoes and gets out yesterday’s foot moisture.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars slacksijie says:

    hmm… no fan huh?
    just relying on convection current to drive air into boots i guess?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Me Here says:

    Boot warmers, not dryers, surely? Very nice when it's -30° out.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Scheutzow says:

    For the US they probably parallel the same resistors.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aesop McLean says:

    In Canada we have plastic spikes with holes in them. Put the spikes over the vents, and put your boots or gloves on the spike. Air from the vent dries them.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Wood says:

    I might’ve had 2 too many so my ohms law might be suffering if they wired the resistors in parallel I could use them here in North America 🇺🇸 (different plug)

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lostboy. says:

    Seen the 8 hole DM's with yellow laces in the thumbnail and I thought " uh oh Clive must have been a Skinhead back in the day.." 🤣

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blackwater Boys says:

    I have a Peet..110 volt (120).. Been plugged in for 9 years.. Works flawless. Peace Rolfie (Ralph)

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