Another simple approach is to find and modify a piece of equipment that already exists. A wide variety of electric soup kettles, deep fryers and coffee urns are available, and most of them have heat capacities in the correct range. Probably the easiest item to modify for a boiler is the 14-20 liter (60-80cup) coffee urn. This usually has two concealed heating elements, one for quick heat up and the other for keeping the coffee hot. All you need to do is remove the percolator basket, improve the sealing of the lid, and replace the thermostat with a switch. The lid usually has an opening in the center that you can easily modify to attach the condenser or column.
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