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I have really been wanting a steam mop but the price is outrageous...there has got to be a better way to steam my floor and basically swiffer it at the same time! I already have a swiffer mop and re-useable pads I made I just need some way to add steam! any ideas ppl?

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lemonie (author)2009-06-11

A wallpaper steamer would be cheaper. You'd have to pipe the steam into the head, but not beyond achievable.

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swartley3ga (author)lemonie2009-06-11

oooo good idea....my creative juices are definitely flowing now!

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lemonie (author)swartley3ga2009-06-11

Divvunt forget to make it into an Instructable! L

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frollard (author)2009-06-11

They are garbage...its basically a really warm mop. The commercial is 'faked' because they clean a clean surface with recent spills - might as well use a mop. (my experience)

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swartley3ga (author)frollard2009-06-11

hm.... I have used a steamer to clean and I thought it worked pretty well....wouldn't it sort of be like one of those just strapped on a mop? I just don't like using chemicals on my floor where my kids are at all the time....maybe I could just get a cheap steamer and steam the heck out of it and then mop it....seems like more trouble though

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-06-04

Maybe try to gut out a steam iron and maybe remove the heating element for the sole of the iron since you won't need that. You could also hook up an electric tea kettle to boil water and then add a long heatproof rubber tube to guide the steam. I'd be a lttle wary about building up too much steam pressure since it can scald. I have not seen a steampunk steam cleaner yet...

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