Hi, I have a friend who has a pawn shop who got in 2 Steam
Dragon steamers new , but they use distilled water only, how
old are they? and he said they list for $650.00 and he is
selling them for $350.00 , but then you have to use distilled
water, so maybe its not such a could idea? does anyone know the
age? Its from Gesswein. Chris
i’ve been pretty busy lately, poking my knuckles with gravers
and such, i was hoping someone else would answer this.
as far as i can surmise, steam dragons have been on the market a
relatively short time, no more than five years but most likely
less. they were conceived with shopping malls or places where
boilers would be restricted in mind because they are sans
boiler. they create ‘steam on demand’ much like a point of use
water heater. the water travels thru a bunch of tubes while it
is heated til it turns to steam. the reason it requires
distilled water is so the small diameter tubes don’t get stuffed
up with mineral build up. they are not using the water unless
one is using the steamer. a tube goes straight into the water
bottle. i’ve known some jewelers who use only distilled water in
their regular steamer. this is pretty over the top if you ask
me, but some do it.
the steam generated by the steam dragon was certainly good
enough and surpassed other ‘point of use’ steamers i’ve tried.
i don’t own one, i used one about a year ago.