I came home from summer school in Ballarat to find my husband had my copper ready for me to use. I bought an old copper last year in Tasmania in an old wares place. We bought it home and it needed careful looking over. Finally it was decided that it would be safe to use but I needed a new element. It took us a long time to find the appropriate element on the web. But ouch! It was very expensive. So I put off buying it for a while. Before Xmas I bit the bullet and ordered it and it was substantially cheaper than when we first looked. So after Xmas my husband got to work on it and now my copper is ready and joining my outdoor kitchen. I’m looking forward to using it next time I do some dyeing.