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New to the steam club :)

Postby Mudturtle » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:29 am

Finished my rig today doing test/cleaning run. I would post a pic but my smart phone is stupid. Copied brutals design
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Bushman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:30 pm

Post when you get a chance, I am currently making a steam set-up on a small scale to make essential oils. Having fun as it has been a few years since I have done any new design projects.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby shadylane » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:17 pm

Welcome to the steam club, be careful and safe. :wave:
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby rgreen2002 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:55 pm

Welcome......come right in! You're going to like it here....
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Mudturtle » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:20 am

Yea u learn mighty fast not to prop your arm on that pipe when u take a break from stirring
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Fart Vader » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:54 am

Mudturtle wrote:Yea u learn mighty fast not to prop your arm on that pipe when u take a break from stirring

Or sometimes not so fast. I burned myself twice :oops:

With steam, you'll never look back.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Kegg_jam » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:08 pm

Them pipes is hot!
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby rgreen2002 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:43 pm

I bought a pair of these babies on amazon for less than $10

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Ye olde Ove Glove or the generic equivalent


The work great for hot pipes and kegs...

Word of safety.... they do NOT protect well from steam.... first hand knowledge (pun intended...)
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Hank Reardon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:48 pm

rgreen2002 wrote:I bought a pair of these babies on amazon for less than $10

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The work great for hot pipes and kegs...

Word of safety.... they do NOT protect well from steam.... first hand knowledge (pun intended...)

+1. They are great for the heat, but hold water like a screen. :)

Enjoy the steam rig. It is a great option for mashing in my opinion.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Hank Reardon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:30 pm

As shady has said, there should be a steam safety sticky.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:29 am

rgreen2002 wrote:I bought a pair of these babies on amazon for less than $10

Ove glove.jpg


The work great for hot pipes and kegs...

Word of safety.... they do NOT protect well from steam.... first hand knowledge (pun intended...)


Yep. But word of caution. Hot pipes, yes. Glowing pipes, like the temp for soldering, no. They will stop the heat, but it might be possible for that blue rubber to melt. Ok, not might. It will. Ask me how I know. :oops:
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby rad14701 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:24 am

There would be very few things worse than a steam saturated Ove' Glove...!!! Trust me, you can't get a hot glove off your hand fast enough, and with steam your skin tries to come off with the glove... It just insulates the heat in against your skin and keeps on cooking...
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Hank Reardon » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:57 pm

rad14701 wrote:There would be very few things worse than a steam saturated Ove' Glove...!!! Trust me, you can't get a hot glove off your hand fast enough, and with steam your skin tries to come off with the glove... It just insulates the heat in against your skin and keeps on cooking...


Edit: They call it degloving when you go to the burn center for those interested. Your skin will peel off with the flesh attached. Hard to imagine, but Rad has it nailed.

Rad, I agree with you. And, I get the idea that a steam saturated oven glove is a bad idea. Having worked around high pressure steam for most of my life, and having to deal with (in m opinion) large boilers (1000+ HP), and the like, I wear a simple styled oven mitt when I am breaking down my steam injector, as well as the other hot things I may need to touch from time to time. Your point illustrates Shady's broader point that a sticky is a good idea, and proper PPE is essential when one is exposed to an environment where pressure can build and be released unexpectedly. It also further illustrates that the notion that steam is just not very dangerous...because it is. And, the higher the pressure, the worse the outcome in an accident.

Anyway, any type of cloth that abosorbs liquid will amplify a problem whether it is chemical related or heat related. Folks need to understand that point. Thanks for making it.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby rgreen2002 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:04 am

rgreen2002 wrote:
Word of safety.... they do NOT protect well from steam.... first hand knowledge (pun intended...)


I guess I should have been more clear here but rad, SCD and Hank have eloquently illustrated the point. The gloves are great for when I am breaking down the rig when it is still hot (after I open the system to release the minimal pressure build up), or when I have to touch the hot pipe WITHOUT risk of steam exposure. The steam will penetrate this glove and get to your skin rapidly and yes.... if it is saturated with scalding hot water, it will continue to burn. Please DO NOT wear these gloves and expect to handle direct hot steam as you WILL learn what a burn center looks like firsthand (all puns intended for effect).

I agree with all that has been stated above as well as the need for a steam sticky on safety. Steam is showing up here more and more and a general set of guidelines could be very beneficial and possibly life/limb saving.
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Brutal » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:16 am

I wear a pair of 35$ Hobart welding gloves. They are thick insulted leather and have nice long wrist/forearm protection. The only "hot" experience I ever had with them was several years ago in one of my first runs. I was heating a keg with gas outside. I went to break everything down a little too fast and grabbed the bottom ring of the keg to pick it up and pour it out. That bottom ring was not 200-205f... I carefully (but very quickly!) set everything down and grabbed the glove off. I had a charged water hose there, and the bottom ring of the keg touched it as I set it down and it burned a hole in it. Water starts spraying all over my work area. I wasn't even mad. I just put my hand in the water stream to cool it off. I was ok, and my water hose became a few feet shorter that day.

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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Mudturtle » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:21 am

Guess it's not complete yet. It goes thru gas like crazy, guess I'll take it to a fella in town and get a hole cut for heater element, order a switch and run some line for another 220. Hell of a hobby lol
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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby WIski » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:27 am

Here's what a steam leak on a ATV radiator hose did. Complete with the defleshing these other folks have been speaking of. The skin stayed on the sock when I pulled it off. Hurt like hell........ This happened in a matter of seconds. It was over before I knew it started. Steam aint no joke.............

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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby Kegg_jam » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:37 am

Hot water tanks explode on occasion and they supposedly have safeguards to prevent that.

It's serious business.

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Re: New to the steam club :)

Postby still_stirrin » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:21 am

Dang KJ, that garage is tidy compared to mine. :shock:

Seriously tho, steam is powerful. It contains so much energy...enough to push a train down the tracks. If you under estimate the potential, it can destroy you is the fraction of a second.

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