Barrel steamer built by Paul Sannes

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  1. I used an inexpensive electric hot plate instead of a gas burner. It works great and you can use it inside a garage more safely. October 1, 2015 at 8:09 am #
  2. A device like this and a different steamer did not work for me. The water condensed on the barrel and ran down, creating streaks. Seemed like there was too much steam volume, but am not sure of that and not sure how to avoid it. The rust converted to blacker on the bottom and gradually went to still brown further up the column. Vertical stripes up and down gave a wild appearance, but it was just a practice piece and I was glad of that and now boil in tanks. It might work with some refinement and would be interested to hear other reports. If I could get it to work, it is a bit easier…perhaps using cloth covering at the top would let some of the steam out. The moisture has to go somewhere. April 19, 2017 at 11:34 am #
    • The pipe must have a high volume steam source. Make sure your pipe is really roaring with steam. Also, warming the metal prior to introduction into the pipe will prevent droplet formation.


      Bob Veasey August 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

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