This morning it was still clod so I opened up the plug end, cut off 1/2" of cord and re-set the prongs into the copper. One minute after plugging it in, the rod was warming up to the touch.
The Goldenrod states it will get to about 150 degrees, not enough to burn you, but more than enough to be pretty uncomfortable to touch.
I'm glad it is now working. Another job better done myself rather than my well meaning father-in-law.
Thanks guys for your thoughts!
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester
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