Hot Water Dispenser

I want to hack a regular kettle to create a hot water dispenser. I figure I can drill a hole through the plastic in the kettle and hook it up to a gravity solenoid.

Can anyone tell me how I could connect the solenoid to the kettle? Would it work to drill a hole and seal the solenoid to the hole somehow, or will I need another part?

Or, even better, is there a way that I could use a pump that I could trigger when the water is boiled, so that I dont have to position the kettle high for gravity. What kind of pump can I use and how would I seal it to the kettle?

no plastic in a kettleā€¦

how are you going to regulate the fire ?

you could put a pump in the water, just get one rated for submersible food use.