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Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Steamer
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 07:24:03 AM »
One other hint - I usually put the refrigerator in defrost.     If it is broken, I can test.  If it is working,  in cases with a bad timer or they left door open in summer with high humidity,   it helps melt ice.    I also bring in my wet vac and block up drain tube.   This way,  I don't fill tank or pan and suck out melted ice with the wet vac.   I have a small 2 gallon one that works great.     
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Re: Steamer
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
Love my Makita HG1100 Variable Temperature 250 to 1100-Degree Heat Gun. Have had it for years and being able to adjust the heat is great for a lot of things. Works really nice for heat shrink tubing.

Is there a really big difference over a heat gun/hair dryer?  Appliance Junk is the first place I have ever heard of it.

Same here, never heard of or even thought of using a steamer before I heard about it on our site a while back.

I have a shark steamer.
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Offline hesterappliance

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Re: Steamer
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 09:11:28 PM »
For defrost problem I use a vent fan from a microwave.10 to 15 mins unit is defrosted and dry.

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Re: Steamer
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 09:44:58 AM »
I use a Wagnor steam machine all the time.  Does not harm the liner and is great for cleaning out defrost drain lines.  Also if there is a lot of ice to defrost, I get a couple of large bath towels and stick them under the evaporator to suck up as much of the water.  That way, the drain trough in back doesn't over flow onto the floor in back.





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Re: Steamer
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 09:49:27 AM »
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Also if there is a lot of ice to defrost, I get a couple of large bath towels and stick them under the evaporator to suck up as much of the water.

I do that too.

For defrost problem I use a vent fan from a microwave.10 to 15 mins unit is defrosted and dry.

Not sure I understand. Are you adding any heat or just moving air with the vent fan?
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Re: Steamer
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 10:58:30 AM »
no heat on vent fan. just put in freezer shut door .then I go to my truck get part fill out bill and line up my next callgo back in house and it's done.big time saver for me

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Re: Steamer
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 02:40:47 AM »
     I've used the bath towels in the past,  but lately I bring in wet vac.    Reason is lots of people around here have wood floors and get freaked out about water on them.     I usually block up drain tube (I carry a variety of sizes of rubber stoppers) and lay a small towel down.    As drain pan fills,  I hit it with wet vac and usually get no mess at all.    I have a variety of steamers,  a Shark,  a Sylvania,  some other brands.    I get them when there on sale,   and have right now 5 extra ones in my garage.   The winter is rough on them,   and I usually go through about 3 a year.     
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