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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 12 2015
CA$ 2,373
pledged of CA$ 60,000pledged of CA$ 60,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 12 2015

About

SteamerWiener is a fun new way to cook on your BBQ or campfire! Great for backyard parties, tailgating and camping trips. SteamerWiener uses a steam engine to rotate the food. The steam engine acts as a rotisserie. 

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How It Works

This is a steam engine, so all you need to add is water. Open the boiler cap and pour in about half a liter of water (a full plastic water bottle). As long as your BBQ or campfire is hot enough to boil the water, you have a working steam engine! The SteamerWiener is designed and built to run as efficiently as possible. This steam engine can run at less than 1 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch), or 0.07 Bar. To put it in perspective, the human lungs can produce up to 1-2 PSI.

Maintenance

The SteamerWiener requires very little maintenance. Every 2-3 times you use it, pour a teaspoon of vegetable oil in the boiler. As the water is boiling, the steam engine will take some of the vegetable oil and force it through the cylinders, which lubricates the pistons. That’s it!

Safety

The SteamerWiener is built around safety. With the volume of water on the boiler, no pressure relieve valve is necessary. But the SteamerWiener has three safety valves. One pressure relieve valve in on the boiler cap which is set at 12 PSI, and the two cylinders also act as a pressure relieve valve because it uses springs to hold the cylinder to the engine block. According to boiler regulations: as long as the boiler is less than 6" diameter, or 10 liters, and has less than 15 PSI, it falls under the "hobby boiler". The SteamerWiener is way under that. It has a volume of 1/2 liter and has 3 pressure relieve valves.

HOWEVER, just because the BBQ is off, doesn't mean that the SteamerWiener is cold. Please use common sense.

Where The Idea Of The SteamerWiener Came From

In 2004 I moved to Calgary, Alberta. It was there that I first saw the wire frame hotdog cookers (like the Lil'Bro). Ever since then, I knew it could be made better. There had to be a way to make it rotate. From then on, I have been dreaming about rotating wieners. It took some time, but after a few dozen prototypes I overcame the two main obstacles. First, I had to find a steam engine that was efficient and self-starting. Second, I discovered a cheap and easy way to gear it down so the hotdog will rotate between 10-20 RPM.The steam engine runs about 2000 RPM.

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SteamerWiener Technical Info

- With 1/2 liter water it will run for about 45 minutes

- The steam engine takes about 8 minutes to start on the BBQ

- The rotisserie turns about 10-20 times per minute

- The steam engine is a Double Acting 2 cylinder. Each piston pushes up and down. So it’s like having 4 cylinders

- Because of the "V" layout, the steam engine is self-starting (not common for hobby steam engines)

- The unit weighs 2lbs

SteamerWiener Non-Technical Info

- It’s fun!

Where the money is going

As I mentioned, I am a Machinist. Since I hope to support local work, It kills me to say it... but, in order to make the initial order at a cost that I think I can sell; I have to make it in Asia. I would love to make it myself and I hope that I will someday. In order to make it locally, it would require a massive investment. With your support, I want to make this happen.

The Pricing

$20- Lil Bro

Lil'Bro
Lil'Bro

The Lil'Bro is where I got my idea to make the SteamerWiener. It is a wire frame that holds a hotdog or skewer.

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Big Bro (SteamerWiener)
Big Bro (SteamerWiener)

$59- Big Bro (SteamerWiener) - Early Bird

       First 50 backers will save $10.

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$69- Big Bro (SteamerWiener)- KickStarter Special

       They will retail for around $100 or more

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Big Bro and Lil'Bro Fishing
Big Bro and Lil'Bro Fishing

$75- A Family Friendly SteamerWiener Big Bro and Lil'Bro Fishing

       Watches the big brother teach his little brother how to fish

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Both Lil'Bro and Big Bro
Both Lil'Bro and Big Bro

$85- SteamerWiener (Big Bro) and Lil’ Bro

Have them both. They both fit on the BBQ at the same time, and I promise these brothers won’t fight

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SteamerWiener Sword Fight
SteamerWiener Sword Fight

$125- SteamerWiener Sword Fight

Make your BBQ a little more interesting with the fighting brothers! See who's wieners get hotter, faster, gooder! These duos love to entertain!

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Target Shipping Date

The target shipping date will be late June. But I will work hard to get it out as soon as possible!

Risks and challenges

I have made several working prototypes and I have secured manufacturers in Asia. The manufacturers have made perfect samples for me; I will work with the manufacturers on-site to ensure top quality and that no short cuts are made.
This is what I do for a living. I am told what the company/ managers want and I make it happen. I cannot foresee any problems.

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