flying steamers

Helicopters, planes, hovercrafts, harriers, jumpers are all for here. lets see e'm all.

Topic by paper clip man 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Steamer Trunk Lock

 I bought a footlocker, but just can't figure out how the included lock works. I'll be using my own padlock, but it would be nice to have the built in one working, too.  The cylinder appears to be plastic, and the black tab above it unlatches the lock when pushed down. I can turn the key freely over and over, but it just never locks. Is anybody familiar with this type of lock that could offer some assistance? Thanks!

Topic by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Manipulating temperature in garment steamer

 I have a garment steamer. As a school project, I need to do an innovation where I need to add temperature regulator features. I have read that irons use thermostat to control the temperature, how do i install a thermostat in the steamer or is there other ways to regulate the temperature. By the temperature regulator, i should be able to produce the right amount of steam at the right temperature for each fabric.

Topic by WafiqahK 1 year ago


Why does the water in my rice cooker only gets warm and not cook?

I have a 60 cup rice cooker with two functions, cook and warm. it use to cook just fine for the 4 times i used it and i tried several time after but the water only gets warm and does not cook the rice. what can be the problem.

Question by CourtneyK11 3 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Does a clothing steamer work well as a fog machine? Answered

If I was to put fog juice in my clothes steamer would it work reasonably well for creating a slow stream of steady fog or just destroy my steamer?

Question by jj37 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Trouble shooting a a Wagner 905 power steamer.

Does anyone know what I can try to get this power steamer to work??  It's full and ready but when I push the button nothing happens.

Question by dp303 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Ideas for restoring a steamer trunk on a budget?

I acquired this great steamer trunk today with the intent of turning it into a coffee table/storage trunk for my growing collection of jadeite glassware.  However, I was so excited about finding it that I didn't inspect it as closely as I should have, and as a result, I've now got a very rusty steamer trunk on my hands - in some places the rust got so bad that it ate through the metal entirely, showing the wood beneath.   Now, as a college student, I simply just don't have the budget to get it professionally restored, and I'm okay with that; I'm looking at it as more of a stopgap than an investment.  But, I was wondering if there was something else I could do to fix it up?  I considered stripping off the remaining tin sheeting and using a rust-stopper on the hinges, etc, priming the exposed wood, and then simply painting over the entire thing. Any suggestions, tips, etc, are very much appreciated!

Question by your-nibs 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


valve idea wanted for for a automatic top up on a small low pressure boiler

Hi Can anyone sugest a way for me to automacily top up a boiler as the level drops whilst generating low preasure steam. I am building a small boiler steam generator for a sauna, my problem is that the boiler needs to be small and portable for backpacking and treking so therefore may only hold a couple of litres of water, the small tent style sauna will demand more than this. the boiler may be something simple like a kettle with a pipe attached to carry the steam into the sauna, but whilst taking a sauna i do not want to have to keep topping up the boiler, i have a constant heat source so no problems there. i also have a collapsable fold up plastic water carrier which i can suspend above the boiler as a reservoir but will need some sort of valve that allow the boiler to top up automaticlly. hope that all makes sense. thanks in anticipation. robert

Topic by robertuk444 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone sugest a way for me to automacily top up a boiler as the level drops whilst generating low preasure steam.

Can anyone sugest a way for me to automacily top up a boiler as the level drops whilst generating low preasure steam. I am building a small boiler steam generator for a sauna, my problem is that the boiler needs to be small and portable for backpacking and treking so therefore may only hold a couple of litres of water, the small tent style sauna will demand more than this. the boiler may be something simple like a kettle with a pipe attached to carry the steam into the sauna, but whilst taking a sauna i do not want to have to keep topping up the boiler, i have a constant heat source so no problems there. i also have a collapsable fold up plastic water carrier which i can suspend above the boiler as a reservoir but will need some sort of valve that allow the boiler to top up automaticlly. hope that all makes sense. thanks in anticipation. robert

Question by robertuk444 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to build a doll house out of a steamer trunk?

I would like to build my daughter a doll house out of an antique steamer trunk and am wonding if anyone has done it or seen it done.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


back packing sauna problem. i want to make a portable heat and steam source for a small 2 man tent sized sauna?

I am trying to design a lightweight portable steamer for a back packing sauna. i do not want to use hot rocks as this is time consuming an the rocks are not always available. idealy the heat source would be outside of the sauna and the steam piped in. i am not sure how much water it is going to take, which means i may have to have some way keeping the boiler etc topped up from a plastic container. i have considered using a conventional wood burning stove with a coil of copper pipe within but cannot get my head around how this would work with out a  kettle type reservoir to hear the water, if the water was just heated in the copper pipe coil fed from a lightweight water container i would imagine i would then need much less heat, help please.

Question by robertuk444 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Food safe material to line or seal a metal ball? Answered

I have an aluminum rice steamer ball that I need to seal the interior of.  It will hold candies so it needs to be food safe.  I'm looking for either some sort of food safe epoxy or silicone material that I can use to either just plug the steamer ball holes or line the entire interior surface.  Any ideas?

Question by jenglish9 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does anyone have a great Pork Tamales recipe, preferably with photograph instructions?

I already know how to make tamales, but I don't care for the deep red tamales. The pork tamales I prefer usually have an orangish to brownish hue in the meat. Also, I steam my tamales, but would also like to be able to do the boiling version, but have been unsuccessful. Have any of you tried the rice steamers for steaming? Thanks!

Question by madlynmartin 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is my 'ible stuck in the filters.

I published an 'ible about a hat steamer in the wee small hours of December 30th & it still hasn't gone to the site, is it possibly stuck in the filters? I do think it would be a good idea to give some information about what causes this to happen, a list of keywords to avoid for example would be very handy. It does seem a bit random at times, I have seen 'ibles come out when people have asked about the same problem that were entirely inoffensive & others go straight to the site which contained what I feel were highly inappropriate words in images but not in the body text, one recent one had the f word in it at least a dozen times in images but the author was very careful not to actually use it anywhere in the text of the 'ible.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Eco-conscious: -167 Watts and No Iron Wrinkle Solution

First, sorry for the blurry pictures - I've changed some sort of setting on my camera and now it's very difficult to get a good image without a tripod.I like canida's segments and thought I'd throw in some of my little bits. Not as significant, but in terms of consumption, every little bit helps ;)First, do you really need 180 watts of light in the bathroom? Personally, most of the time I'm either in the shower or taking care of nature's call as opposed to actually using the mirror.Estimating 2 hours/day usage. We save a little more than 10KwH monthly. So about $1 a month (this bulb pays for itself in 2.5 months).Second. I don't like my dryer. Some of my clothing is air dried or only partially dried by machine. Wrinkles are a problem for me. So my anti-iron solution is a hook in the bathroom. After a few showers (or one way too hot shower), the moist air will release most of the wrinkles. If you really need every wrinkle out - then fine, go ahead and fire up the iron. An alternative to an iron is a steamer. I have the kind that you add a little salt to the water and uses much less power than a conventional iron (this statement was verified empirically).Perhaps there should be a group :) "Semi-Off Grid" :P

Topic by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Food Creator and dispensor

This project is currently in the research stage. Having been reading the books 'Zero to Maker' by David Lang (OpenROV) and 'The Toaster Project' by Thomas Thwaites I have realised what I need is a project with a goal to take me out of the Arduino blinky light and solder kit zone, in to real making/hacking. Lang suggests an 'Unknown Project' which as I understand it is one that has been unexplored or under-explored, and he also suggests that using a popular forum to log, share and discus ideas would help the process along. So my idea, is an open hardware food creating machine, that will produce a large array of food, from a limited array of ingredients (approx 50) that can be made easily, and a ingredient markup language. 3d food printers in current development are either impractical or unappealing to me. They range from candy makers, ones that still need to be hand finished and cooked or the one publicised for receiving NASA funding recently used dead bugs. They seem all to focus on the gimmick, and not the food, and I like food. The other approach is the barbots, which seem to mostly perform flawlessly, but are unable to produce food. So my approach is to work through the process logically and break it down to sub projects. Design meals by hand using the limited ingredients for proof of concept, choose the ingredients to provide the widest possible range of nutrients and transpose the recipies to psudocode that can be easilly transformed in to a markup language later. Design a process for mixing and cooking ingredients. I envision a system of different food processors, steamers, boilers etc. and a range of extruding dies. Design a self cleaning system. Possibly ultrasonic or ionic. To that end, here is my preliminary list of ingredients. sugar, salt, oil, water, co2,Alcohol 37.5%,pectin,bicarb,nutritional yeast coffee,tea,mint,cocoa,garlic,oregano,chilli powder, paprika rice,soya,corn,wheat lemon extract,orange extract,tomato powder,dried apple,dried carrots,dried peas,potato powder. These ingredients can be used to make among other things, sausages, burgers, curry's, pasta, fries, soups, cereals, 'cider', cocktails, deserts, sodas, sauces, egg cheese and milk substitutes. So that's my plan. What do you guy think, and what ingredients would you add and why? And what would you call it? There are loads of things I left out as everything will change as I work through the process. Thanks for reading, Haydn

Topic by HaydnJones 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago