Posted December 9, 2013
I have used this unit several times now. It heats my steambox easily and costs me less than twenty cents per hour to operate. I can use it in my basement workshop without having to worry about open flames and homemade equipment. I built a steambox similar to the one described in the included plan. The plans recommend installing weatherstripping on the door. If you don't, too much steam may escape. Not just any weatherstripping will do! The foam stuff will not work. I cut inch and a half wide strips from a thorn-resistant bicycle inner tube [thorn resistant tubes are much thicker than standard tubes] and fastened them to the inside of the door with galvanized staples. This works very well. Don't forget to drill other holes in the box for steam flow and drainage.
Posted November 26, 2013
I wish I had purchassed it a year ago. I give it 5 stars
I got mine from a friend...
Posted August 16, 2012
I got mine from a friend and after a meltdown of the PVC tube I was using, I utilized a 5 foot by 6" dia. section of galvanized ductwork that with end caps and a slope, work flawlessly and is very easy to build. Bending strips for former glue-ups in a full scale WW1 biplane project.