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  • Wifes mini steam cleaner, what can it be used for?

    This thing is small, about 4" diameter, 10" tall including sensor and heating element. You would pour water in the top and the heating element would heat the water till it steamed. It still heats fine, the tank is stainless. What can I use this thing for? Cleaning small parts, plating, making coffee?


    Andy

  • #2
    Water heater for the shop lavvy?

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    • #3
      stripping wallpaper.

      all the best.markj

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      • #4
        If the top was cut off and a cage was installed would just the rising steam clean small parts?

        Maybe its useless and I should just throw it out?
        Andy

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        • #5
          Use it as a boiler for small steam engines.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dragons_fire
            Use it as a boiler for small steam engines.
            Excellent idea!!

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            • #7
              Certainly you could use it for what it was intended.Cleaning all small or perhaps even large parts I would think it's a great a help in the shop environment .Grandpa Alistair
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                Make an R2D2 out of it
                I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                • #9
                  Steamed Broccoli

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                  • #10
                    lol

                    I don't have any steam engines. I think cleaning small parts or even big parts with the hose would be its best use.
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Animals

                      Washing really dirty ones??

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                      • #12
                        I am curious too

                        What brand is it? I have one but never used it yet.

                        Did it fal? Which part?

                        Just curious how mine might be and how long
                        it might last.

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                        • #13
                          Rejuvinating crushed trout (fishing) flies.

                          Raising minor dents in wood.

                          Raising the grain during fine finishing of hardwoods (as in gunstocks) prior to cutting down the fuzzies with fine abrasive paper.

                          David Merrill

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                          • #14
                            Crawfish cooker??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by davidfe
                              What brand is it? I have one but never used it yet.

                              Did it fal? Which part?

                              Just curious how mine might be and how long
                              it might last.


                              I forget the brand, I'll look again when i head out in the shop.

                              The cap failed. It was used a couple times, last person that used it put the cold brass cap on the hot steamer stainless canister with a little water left inside. We haven't used it for a few years and now wanted to clean the kitchen floors with it. Couldn't get the cap off (had a plastic top/cover). I pulled the plastic off and still couldn't get the brass cap out. The stainless canister started to spin so I had to tear the whole assm. apart. Put the canister in the vise and still couldn't get the brass out. Heated it, pliers than vise grips, eventually destroyed the cap. Had to drill it out and pick the threads out.

                              The cap has a check valve in it to relieve pressure. I saved the valve, spring, and cover from the old cap in hopes of making a new one on the lathe. I have a new brass cap made, I just have to figure out the depth, bore, and thread for the valve.


                              I just haven't told the wife I can fix it just yet.
                              Andy

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