Steam vapor cleaner

I got a TR5 steam cleaner that has 65psi, 240-270 operating temperature and 1700W. But the steam alternates between wet and dry every 1 to 3 seconds or so. When it is wet, it's like spraying water ruther than vapor. Is this normal?
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Alpha Two writes:

Due to power limitations, nothing that plugs in the wall can possibly produce much steam. These things are essentially a way to heat and apply water at a slow rate. Hot cleans better than cold, but it's still just water.
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Alpha Two wrote:

used for cleaning all kinds of stuff(not inside the house) like car engines, poultry processing places, restaurant kitchens.. you name it and it gets the place real clean.. i also have a small hand held plastic plug into the wall thing that you add a spoonful of salt to the water and it steams up and get the wrinkles out of your clothes if you can wait for it to work...its plastic and you cant expect it to get too hot or it will melt in your hand... but it works.. the water steams up at a lower temp. due to the salt being in the water..... maybe you need some salt???
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jim wrote:

Whoa jim. Basic chemistry/physics says that adding ions/molecules raises the boiling point just as adding ions/molecules lowers the freezing point. So adding salt will cause the water to boil at a higher temperature.
You add the salt in your little steamer to increase electrical conductance. These type of machines (including hot vaporizers) pass electricity throuh the water to heat it. The more salt, the better it conducts electricity and the better it heats.
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George E. Cawthon wrote:

that with salt in water it does not freeze at the lower temperature.. like the salt trucks in the north east that have streets full of snow,ice... but we did a thing in HS science about 35 yrs. ago and it seemed that we put salt in the water to get it to boil away quicker??? may be wrong, but then i am getting old and its OK if i make a mistae sometimes... just yesterday i thought i made a mistake, but i was wrong and never made one...
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jim wrote:

Nope. You are wrong. Old people frequently get confused. I frequently have to look stuff up because I'm not sure if I remember correctly. If you did that experiment in science, and I'm not saying you didn't, then your teacher was incompetent, which also is not uncommon.
Freezing point depression and boiling point elevation are two parts of the same phenomenon. Notice that your antifreeze also increases the boiling point. If you want to be specific the elevation is 0.512 degrees Centigrade for each mole (58.44 grams) added to 1000 grams of water. Since salt dissolves into two parts the elevation would double or 1.024 degrees Centigrade.
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