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Topic: Can my club prevent the water droplets from falling on me in the steam room?  (Read 2417 times)
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« on: April 03, 2009, 11:31:36 AM »

I enjoy the club steam room as much as the next person till I am in my zone and get hit in the head with hot water droplets.     Why does the ceiling have so much moisture accumulated at the top?
Can anythingbe done by the club so this doesn't happen?  It really does take away from the enjoyment of my steam.

Nicole Cry
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 03:23:49 PM »

To answer your first question, the moisture accumulates on all surfaces and then gravity takes over.  This moisture easily runs down your walls but not so with the ceiling.  The moisture will either run down a sloped ceiling to the wall and then down the wall or it may drip straight down like rain taking the path of least resistance.

As for your second question, it is decidedly more difficult to prevent this in a steam shower that runs continuously so I suggest installing one at home!  There were some helpful suggestions in this post...

Re: Dripping water
Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 06:12:53 PM      

Typically, this doesn't occur in a residential steam room until it has been running 30-45 minutes, which is not common.

Aside from length of time, there are several variables which may affect the potential for dripping condensation.  The surest way to avoid this dripping is to install a sloped, smooth, solid surface with no seams.  Tile edges, grout lines, and raised surfaces of your ceiling all create a roadblock, if you will, preventing the condensation from reaching the wall.  This roadblock becomes the easiest path for the condensation to drip from.

Since this really bothers you, you may opt to modify your ceiling.  If this is not feasible, look into applying a clear, smooth coat of waterproof sealant over the entire surface which may help aid the run off of the condensation.

"Every man is the builder of a temple called his body."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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