Hi there Pete,
Here’s a few thoughts…
Maybe you could drill an anchor into the floor and then fasten a
"pipe clamp" over the cord right where is meets the pedal. It would
hold it in place but you could still unscrew it of you needed to
clean or repair. The downside is that it would put a lot of stress on
the cord at that point, so you’d have to keep an eye on it.
Another option would be to skip the pedal and use something like the
electric wall switches that they have for people to push to open
doors in public buildings, the ones that have some sort of
handicapped symbol on them. You could wire the steamer up to that and
then position it so he can easily apply pressure to it when he wants
to steam. Maybe with his elbow or knee? I imagine you could still
keep the floor pedal wired up for anyone who prefers that.
A third option is that I see mine has holes in the bottom. You could
screw the pedal to a plate of some sort and then fasten the plate to
the anchor bolt in the floor. That would make it easy to remove if
The last option I have is to train that huge dog of yours to push
the floor pedal on command!
Hope you guys are doin’ good!