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Electric steam boiler – first steam

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 in DIY by DP

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Quinn Dunki has a great write-up on building this homemade-from-scratch electric steam boiler:

Yes, you read that title correctly. After many months of effort, this homemade-from-scratch electric steam boiler is finally going to make steam. Before we’re done, we’ll learn some sobering lessons about the dangers of live steam.
Now that our boiler is pressure-tested and all the accessories are hooked up, we’re ready to add heat to water and cause some trouble. Unlike a traditional fired boiler which would use fuel pellets, coal, wood, or some other combustible, this crazy contraption is “fired” with an electric immersion heating element built into the structure. In order to test making steam, we need to rig up the electrical bits.

Project info on BlondiHacks blog.

Check out the video after the break.

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