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Topic by builderkidj    |  last reply

trackmania on steam?

I have trackmania nations forever, installed and whatever, and you can get it on steam, i dont want to download it all over again seeing as i already have it how do i add it to steam? i want to add friends in steam but i need to have games to be able to do that and i have added track mania by: add new game -->add a non steam game--> whatever but it still says i need games in steam what should i do?, is there any files to convert trackmania into a steam game?

Question by The nerdling    |  last reply

Steam Engines? Answered

I am wanting to make a small solar steam engine and am wondering what pressures they run off of usualy? Can you power a pneumatic drill or grinder with steam and use it as a steam turbine? How do people make small boilers to power the steam engines? I was thinking a peice of copper, iron, or galvanized pipe. I would heat it with a fresnel lens from a rear projection tv. Can the spot from a fresnel lens me further focused with a normal glass magnification glass?

Question by snowluck2345    |  last reply

Steam Cleaner

Dont you just love them ! My dad bought me a high Sleeper bed and as it was smaller than ,y past ikea bed Used the matress that came with it which was second hand . My whole bedroom is now infested with bed bugs thank god i have a industrial carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner

Topic by stephenniall    |  last reply

simple steam engined cheap steam engine?

Simple an

Question by suneelranga21    |  last reply

Steam generator for a home-made steam room

I love steam rooms. i want to build one out behind our house in the country in thailand. but it has to be low-tech. i'm thinking i'll make a square wall out of cinderblocks, about 4 feet high. then my shower will stick up from that .we don't have running water. we get water pumped from the well into big jars and use a bowl to splash water on ourselves to wash. but i put a submersible pump in the bottom of the jar, rigged up some PVC pipe and i have a shower of sorts. so if i build a 4 foot high square wall, with a doorway, i can pull a thick piece of foam over the top to cover the top, hang a rubber curtain across the doorway opening, and have an enclosed, outdoor room that i can steam up and sweat the gunk out, then stand up, flip off the insulating cover and shower right there. the steam room will go right behind me and the jars in the shower picture- where you can see a little bit of grass growing. but how do i make a steam generator? commercial ones cost way more dollars (baht) than i need to spend. i can use propane from a tank for fire, or wood, or charcoal. the well water is very hard water with a lot of dissolved minerals in it so my steam generator can't be something that will get clogged up with mineral deposits. anybody got any ideas? the steam generator needs to be cheap, home-build-able with local materials, and safe... don't want anything that can blowup, catch fire, or asphyxiate the users.

Topic by Thaikarl    |  last reply

what is steam punk?

Where did it originate?  When did it become popular?  How can I create jewelry and embelish clothing>

Question by Catseye    |  last reply

Solar steam piston?

Right. Still hung up on this whole solar energy thing I've been looking into steam but it all seems: complicated, dangerous, expensive, and all kinds of freakin hassle. I think this is largely because people working in this field now are just trying to plug solar energy into where the fire would normally go, but in many ways light is a lot more versatile, and this might take a complete rethink. So, after twenty minutes of ill-informed and distracted thought, how about this: Two or more pistons, each with a little bit of water or other fluid. Base is thick glass, both attached to a shaft or gear to generate rotation. Concentrated light (like 6 kW worth, or whatever) is shone in through the base of one piston. The fluid vaporises and the piston expands. When it's fully extended the light beam flips over to the other piston. That one starts expanding while the first one starts contracting. you might have some sort of heat sink which is oly applied during the contraction bit. This would be fairly low speed, but should generate a fair bit of torque and would be really really simple. Someone just stole my patent, didn't they?

Topic by SolarFlower_org    |  last reply

What is wrong with Steam?

Well I just got an account off of a friend and it was working perfectly up untill I shut it down to restart it.  It then starts up but I cannot maximise the main menu, all the other menus such as settings ect show up!  I can see the main menu when I use Windows + Tab but it will not come up if I choose it I am running windows 7 and have had enough of faulty software!

Question by Tombini    |  last reply

How to uninstall Steam

I really need to uninstall Steam because it is taking up a lot of space on my computer. I was originally going to use it to play Garry's Mod, but then never used it, and now it is just stuck taking up space... so here is the problem....i went to add or remove programs, but when i tried to remove it it did not work.... any suggestions???

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays    |  last reply

lego steam engine

Enginethis isnt my site but here are instructions for a lego steam engine

Topic by nick.z  

whats steam punk? Answered

i heard loads of people mention it and i dont know what it is and i like the projects related to it so i just whant to know what it is dont mean to be a noob or anything

Question by KNEXFRANTIC    |  last reply

Legal consideration of steam boilers?

How large can a model steam boiler be before it has to be regulated/inspected/or subject to various other gov stupidity?

Question by PS118    |  last reply

Mamod Steam Coal burner? Answered

Hi,  I would like to make my mamod steam engine 'sp2' burn coal rather than solid fuel or meths. can anyone advise me on what is required to do this or if it is even posable? thanks 

Question by Daniel Deacon    |  last reply

bissel/ shark steam mop

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?

Topic by swartley3ga    |  last reply

uh oh, Steam's broken?

 Look! There's obviously something wrong, soo meh. I've restarted numerous times, deleted blob files multiple times, Then restarted, logged in and out, multiple times, but nothing seems to be helping. Ill eventually reinstall, but I just wanted to know if there was something wrong.......

Question by Soopah Steve  

Steam Punk tee shirt

I know this is a DIY forum, but I did design this myself... On August 4th, 2012, this t-shirt will be available on for 24 HOURS ONLY!!! Check it our below.

Topic by benjaminleebates    |  last reply

The Villianizer: Steam Punk Guitar

The Villianizer: Steam Punk Guitar

Topic by Ph3nomin0n    |  last reply

How to steam open an envelope?

Any suggestions on how to steam open a sticky sealed envelope?

Question by jshhndsd91    |  last reply

Hi what is "steam punk"? Answered

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Question by builderkidj    |  last reply

Restore an old steam trunk

This is a quick CALL FOR HELP regarding the restoration of an old steam trunk. The idea is to convert it into a stylish coffee table and storage space and I could really use your suggestions on how to strengthen it's construction and embellish it's exterior. With your help I'll go forward with the plans and publish my progress here. The timeline is also important since the trunk occupies considerable space in our little apartment, so ideally I would like to finish all the woodwork within the next couple of weeks (until beginning of May 2012). The exterior and small touches could wait. HOW I FOUND THE TRUNK I found the trunk next to our dumpster 2 days ago and I just couldn't believe it - Who would throw away such a beautiful thing? - Was I such a good boy that Garbage Santa gave me this gift for Passover/Easter? I hauled it to our flat - my wife asking me what did the cat drag in this time.. (she just loves it that pack our home/car with stuff I find) she couldn't believe her eyes when she saw it. Since we live in a flat with almost no storage space it's very difficult to put together all the needed materials for this project, plus, I insist on doing it with recycled wood (what I find lying around) so to minimize costs. Requirements: @ The trunk should be sturdy (kids might climb on it at some point, ~20kg on the lid). @ It will probably hold a big pile of magazines (10 - 40 kg on the bottom), pillows/blankets. @ I want to add 4 or 6 casters to the bottom so it'll be more mobile. @ I think there should be additional internal support where the leather handles are so when they're pulled I won't be standing with one side of the trunk in my hand. Materials: - Wood - I currently have a solid pine wood dresser in my car, ready to be disassembled for it's beams (?) - OSB - there is some around where I work, 10mm thick. I'll try to find any more materials you'll suggest. Tools: - Drill (and screws) - Glue gun - Staple gun - Carpenter's glue - Hammer - Oxalic acid - Will need to finally buy a Gigsaw.... Trunk internal measurements: Length - 980mm Height - Box - 485mm, Lid - 105mm Depth - 559mm The trunk's side thickness is about 7-8mm made of ply wood covered with black leather. I has seen better days, but it's in relatively good condition. We were thinking of gluing the black surfaces with some sort of bright colored wallpaper (leaving the black leather lining with pins visible) so it would give it some sort of lightness - less bulky. I was also thinking of maybe gluing some sort of fabric with a cool vintage design, but it seems like a lot of work making it look good, stretched with no wrinkles, excess glue... plus it'll probably gather a lot more dust than a wallpaper (I'm allergic). There are two issues that concern me: 1. A fear that this current design isn't strong enough for a clumsy family. 2. I want to attach the corner supports and lid OSB without needing to drill the exterior (too much). I thought of using a lot of glue, but I'm not sure it's the best way to go. What do you think? I'm also attaching this design in Google SketchUp.

Topic by Mr.Bahur    |  last reply

How does heating water in a steam engine boiler create steam pressure? Answered

I am thinking of doing an instructable on Model steam engines, how they work etcetera, and I am need of a Physicist to explain how the steam in the boiler builds up pressure. I know how the rest of the engines work, but unfortunately I am a bit lost for knowledge on pressure. I could just look at wikipedia or another such website but that defeats the object of the instructable. The person who explains this best in a way a teenager could understand will get a collab on my Instructable, and subscribe.

Question by TheFoofinator    |  last reply

how can i delete steam?

I have tried the given method.but some folders in the steam main folder are not getting deleted.they give a error message. i tried out that regedit method and have deleted the steam directory.but the folders are still remaining there in that main can i know tht my system does not have steam  any more?? 

Question by k.sai    |  last reply

Whats the point of these "Steam punk" props? Answered

I dont really see the appoint or appeal of these. Maybe its just my taste. i just wanna know if maybe i dont get the like point or something.

Question by octopuscabbage    |  last reply

World Studies Project on Steam Power

I'm doing a project for school on Steam power... It's origins, it's applications, the reason it died out, the future...Blah blah blah. Along with that, I will be building some small working models, a hero engine, and a piutt putt boat. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a beginner that would look nice and actually move? I have minimal building skills and funds, so i'm really looking for simple ideas. Thanks, James P.S. Any one realize the projectile potential of steam power? Real simple... Empty wine bottle, bit of water in bottle, cork it off...Need something more than tea candles i'd imagine...Could be fun! (I'm scaring my history teacher:D)

Topic by musicalbee2003    |  last reply

Steam radiator made of copper pipe?

I have an old house that uses steam heat and has big, single-pipe, cast-iron steam radiators.  I wanted to replace one of them with something modern looking, and one company sells such radiators, but they are very expensive (sold here My question is, can I make one of these  out of large (1.5" or so) diameter copper pipes, soldered together in the same fashion?  I've read that steam systems typically operate at 1psi of pressure, which sounds like it's well below the safety limit of copper pipes and solder joints. I think it would look fantastic, but would it work?

Topic by mhj555    |  last reply

Charging mobile from a steam generator

Hello Guys For my first attempt at building something I'd like to try a simple steam generator using a can, tea light etc set up. Would it be feasible to attach some kind of wheel / piston to a dynamo and to generate a small current enough to charge a mobile phone? Finding the correct search terms, when you're not sure which parts you need is a problem. so if there are some specific part names i could search for, that would be good. P

Topic by pbryd    |  last reply

could anyone recommend a steam engine? Answered

I saw crazybuilders instructable on making a propeller driven skateboard, and that inspired me to make a prop driven gocart. I have also recently become interested in steampunk and I thought it would be awesome to use a small steam engine to power it. This is where it gets difficult. Could anyone recommend a steam engine powerful enough to drive two propellers fast enough to move me? (I weigh about 50 kilos)

Question by scarabeetle101    |  last reply

Steam Fair and Eden Project photos.

Right, that's it for a while - I'm away on holiday tomorrow morning, a week in Devon.Beaches, buildings four times older than America, and the Eden Project.I may even get my kites flying! (Edit: No, I didn't. The beaches were too narrow, too crowded or too non-existent to fly from. The one decent beach we found for kiting (Slapton Sands) was windless the day we went) PhotosI've uploaded selected images to my Flickr account: are two sets there, the Steam Fair and the Eden project.Sorry, no stills of the Stirling engines (what was thinking??), just this video.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

I'm interested in steam power, and recently got the idea to built a steam powered car.

Where can I go to either buy or build a steam engine capable of powering a very light-weight vehicle? The cheaper the better.

Question by Lord Sinroyal    |  last reply

How to Build a Sauna?

For DIY 2 people simple

Question by Petric    |  last reply

make a solar steam boiler to power a turbine ? Answered

Quite recently my gand father just ditched his satelite tv service for cable and hes got a 15 foot dish. i  have been staring at it trying to figure out what i should do with it and ive decided on solar furnace to power a steam turbine. im two weeks in and im out of ideas for how to produce a sufficient supply of steam and travel it far enough to power a decent turbine. i just need some fresh ideas to run with to get my brain working again any and all thoughts brilliant and stupid are welcome

Question by snowfox222    |  last reply

Is there any difference between Water vapor or steam? Answered

Is there any difference?

Question by necropolian    |  last reply

Steam engine model made entirely with glass!

Here is a beautiful model of a steam engine made with glass.

Topic by blkhawk    |  last reply

What kind of alternator and gearing for a steam project?

I'm in need of some help, I'm working on a project including a steam powerer tesla turbine which I want to harvest surplus energy going into a boiler, it'll also serve as backup power generator in winter when the P.V.s slow down. I'm looking at a 2m long, 300mm dia boiler witha 100mm dia flue running through it, not sure what sort of pressures I'm looking at. This comes after a thermal mass rocket stove style combustion pipe burning wood. The tesla turbine will be ally plates in oil drum based housing (572mm, 22.5" dia). Any ideas what sort of alternator would be suitable and should I be thinking about any gearing?

Question by JohnA391    |  last reply

Wood Steaming and The Tubench: DIY Videos at their best.

It all started when I was on the internet, as usual, and began to search for ways to bend wood cheaply. I had heard of people doing it with just a copper pipe and a blowtorch, but I wanted some affirmation from the interweb before I inadvertently set by garage ablaze. Now, I don't know about you, but when I want to know how to get something done, I head to Youtube first. I'm not sure why, but I find how-to videos to be a much better starting point for a project than reading long, picture-less descriptions on someone's website, although it's probably just because I end up wasting extra time.A search for wood steaming and bending yielded this video of a man in Belgium who turned his backyard into a steam-run hell, or playground, depending on your perception of safety versus fun. I was blown away (perhaps literally) by this video. With the combination of wild 8-bit techno beats, precariously assembled and potentially deadly equipment, and a project of such a scale that even a music-video director would be envious, you have yourself one of the most incredible DIY videos I've ever seen. I watched it probably five times before I stumbled upon another video by the same guys. Despite high expectations, I could have never been prepared for The Tubench. Just when you thought these guys couldn't get any more insane, they give you this. They gave you the Tubench. If you thought building a bench was boring or at all a passive activity, you were wrong. Or, at least you were before you realized building a bench out of tubes requires speeding dangerously through parking lots, building it a surfboard, attaching it to your car like an antenna, and SAVAGLEY BEATING IT WITH EVERY SINGLE IMPROVISED BENCH-TORTURE DEVICE YOU HAVE... to ensure structural integrity, of course. Apparently, these things are actually available for order by emailing Well, I still have no idea who these guys are, or what possesses them to make such epic videos, but if they haven't been invited to Instructables already, someone needs to draft them in! Keep up the good work, my Belgian friends.Happy Hacking~Skyfinity

Topic by Skyfinity    |  last reply

Why hasn't the steam engine been reborn for modern cars?

With present gas/pollution concerns and green tech merging with cars left and right... Why hasn't the steam engine been reborn? I mean what takes MORE power, Electricity to move a 1000lb car or heat up a heating element to heat water and make steam? With tanks strong enough to hold Hydrogen for cars why cant the same tech be used for a steam engine? All the fuel you would need would be water (solar panels/batteries to power heating) but just water for fuel. Thoughts?

Question by Green_Primus    |  last reply

How do i uninstall steam but keep it on another hardrive?

So I installed steam on my sdd accidentally and i wanted it on my hdd but i cant delete it off my sdd because it says its running even though i have everything closed but the program files and it says its still running, im now installing my games onto my hdd :) someone please help!!!

Topic by Undwe    |  last reply

how is it possible that the general world of people move away from steam to gasoline?

I mean that with todays steam cars that you can refill with water anywhere and with water being super cheap and natrual source for fuel why would people move away from those kind of cars?

Question by neivadan    |  last reply

i would like an idea on how to build a steam engine model for my grand son to do.?

Grandson is 7 and loves steam trains I would like to have instructions on how to build simple small one that works

Question by handsonclub    |  last reply

how to make a steam powered boat using candle while keeping the candle away from the boat?no wax should be on the boat?

The boat should be travelling atleast 10 metres keeping its dimensions limited to length-30cm,breadth-10cm,height-15 cm

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i want to make a home made suana bath steam generator.please tell me how can i make my self or i need some equipment?

I want to make a steam generator equipment to take a suana bath at my home...please tell what should i do i have a limited budget..

Question by rashidkhanlcl    |  last reply

Building a Steambike

And I may need a little help! Wondering if anyone knows of any decent resources for materials, how-to, etc. I have this piece of crap bike from Target that's been sitting in my basement since the dawn of time, and I thought I'd scrap it out and convert it into a steambike. The only things that I'll probably be using from the old bike are the frame and possibly the wheels. I'm debating on whether or not I want to try and use the chainset somehow... If anybody knows any good resources, lemme know!

Topic by RustyTelegraph    |  last reply

If I have downloaded a game on STEAM, and I un-install it, will I be able to re-download it afterwards for free? Answered

So, if I have downloaded say, foreign legion: buckets of blood (short, but fun) on STEAM and I un-install it by right clicking on it and selecting delete local content, will I be able to re-download the necessary game files and play it again with-out having to pay for the game again? Thanks in advance

Question by tudgeanator    |  last reply

How an electric steam boiler(generator) is made? For cleaning jewelry up to 5 bar?

Any help welcomed technical drawings, photoes......

Question by mambre    |  last reply