How about this steamer?
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mattswabb



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: How about this steamer? Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/SteamFast-SF-407-1500-Watt-Fabric-Steamer/dp/B000BQRD0I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1297908727&sr=8-1

Is this any good? It would be used for window frames and misc projects around the house.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be OK, it has the 1500 watt rating, but you never know until you try it out. If it blasts out the steam it may not work so well.

Here is a list of other steamers to consider:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2663#2663

one there is lower cost and known to work.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the topic of what steamers are good to use. My uncle who used to own a clothing store gave me a Jiffy J-2 steamer. On the Jiffy website it is listed as a 1300w heating element. Can anyone comment on whether this would be sufficiant to remove paint?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke, welcome to the Forum.

Since you already have it, give it a try. Steam is steam. However it is produced, it is likely to work if you can bring it to the surface of the paint and putty effectively. The lower wattage means less quantity of steam, so it might work on smaller areas of treatment, or with longer steaming times.

I visited a homeowner in Collingswood, NJ, who was using a little tiny steamer made for curling hair, one curl at a time. Her steamer held about 1 cup of water. She had stripped fireplace mantles and whole doors, working one square inch at a time. The result were good, and she enjoyed the work, found it very relaxing.

Let us know what you learn.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: jiffy j2 Reply with quote

luke, I have an opportunity for deal on a jiffy 2000. I was wondering if you had luck using the J-2 for steam paint removal??
I plan to use it mainly in a steam cabinet.

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