Friday, December 16, 2016

Steam Buggy, part of one anyway ...

Last night, when I should have been going to sleep, I switched on the tube and sat dumbly watching some fool using what looked like a cheap steam cleaner and it looked like it worked. Hmm, I thought, I wonder if it would do a good job on my 'looks like a gas station restroom' bathroom. Then it hit me. I own one of those steam cleaning machines ............... somewhere .........

This afternoon, I tore into the back hall, which serves as our laundry, pantry, and storage space. I did find the old familiar Steam Buggy! I did not, however, find the nozzles or the brushes. I remember having a measuring cup for the water, no sign of that either. Soooo, I spent some time looking for something on the net that might lead me to the company so I might find out about getting new attachments. I couldn't find it. Found some on ebay, but the whole thing, not parts. There are other steam cleaners out there, just not my model. Can't even find a manual on line for it. I didn't think it was that old.

Wonder if it will work at all without attachments?
 I'm too tired out now to even try it out. (Plus I have to restack and repack all the junk I had to move, to get at it.) Hey! I did find my medium sized crock pot - so the day was not lost.

Rain is coming in, then thunderstorms, then when that passes, the temperature is going to drop 40 to 50 degrees with a chance of that wintery stuff. Oh, goody, I can hardly wait.

Last weekend for the shopping, folks. I hope you are all done with your preparations. Poor DH is going to have to get groceries in that awful weather, sigh. That song going through your head yet? You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why ...

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  1. Different parts and some duct tape aught to work.

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    1. Hot steam and duct tape? I have no other anything that will work for the fine spray nozzle.

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    2. There's a hard plastic steam tubing inside that needs screw on connections inside from the machine to whatever attachment.

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    3. You might have to do the bucket of hot soapy water and a scrubbing brush routine instead.

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    4. If only I could, I would gladly.

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  2. Hope you get it going. I have a very old air cleaner that I tried to order filters for. No luck so I was going to try to make my own when I realized it was a cleanable one. How stupid could I be?

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    1. Good thing you realized it was cleanable! An air cleaner is nice to have.

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  3. I could use a steam cleaner. Actual my carpet are well do for a replacement.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I was just wanting to clean my bathroom really well. I don't think this ever could have cleaned carpet.

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  4. I'm sure one day when your not looking. You will find all the miss g bits and bobs
    Good job on the crock pot. Yummy hot stews and soups for winter warmth

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    1. The wind is howling out there today, it's not cold yet, but with my eyes shut, it sounds like a blizzard! Ha Ha Time to make some chili!

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  5. I've seen those steam cleaners on TV and not once have I been inspired to clean something.

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    1. LOL, You haven't a bathroom like mine! I am inspired!

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  6. I have a Ladybug steam cleaner, with all the parts, unfortunately. The carpet is as spotted as a dirty leopard. You have inspired me to get busy.

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    1. Missing the floor attachment as well as the 'little spaces' nozzles, :(
      Happy cleaning - maybe, huh?

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  7. I have a Ladybug steam cleaner, with all the parts, unfortunately. The carpet is as spotted as a dirty leopard. You have inspired me to get busy.

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  8. Haha, some of those older models work WAY better than newer ones.. things USED to be build to last! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. As I recall, it worked kind of half way decent, no clue where the attachments could be though.

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  9. I hate when I have to dig for things that I have stowed away and forgotten about but I have had to do that on a number of occasions. Finding all the parts for things like cleaners or vacuums is especially frustrating. Hope your steam buggy gets all together and does what you want it to do.

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