Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tommy asked about the rug steamer....
Here it is beside a yardstick, to give you an idea of the size of it.
Here it is with the top removed, showing the accessories stored inside the collection tank. That round frame with the black ball inside it is the float which activates a shut-off when the returning waste water needs dumping. That 'D' shaped handle swings up to carry the bucket. They don't make these faucet-attached machines now, and in a way that's too bad, because these had the advantage of a steady supply of hot water through the hose, and the cleaning mixture was added to that by an eductor fitting which was part of the tap connection on the hose. That's the gadget showing on the left end of the lid, with a brown rubber hose on it, which is the sucker tube for the detergent metering bottle. When this is set up for use, you may wonder how everything packs up so compactly before and after, but it does.