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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: palmerozo on March 19, 2008, 07:29:53 AM



Title: existing bath->steam shower ...
Post by: palmerozo on March 19, 2008, 07:29:53 AM
Hey everyone. I read somewhere that an existing bath area can be turned into a steam shower. Is that a little too small? My existing bath tub is 30 x 60. Does this small space preclude me from building a steam shower?
Is it hard to seal the area so that the steam doesn't get out? I seem to remember reading that it must be very waterproof more so that a regular shower....



Title: Re: existing bath->steam shower ...
Post by: Bob on March 24, 2008, 01:50:21 PM
Welcome palmerozo,

You can easily convert your existing tub/shower for steam,  in your post you mentioned this as a 'tub.'  Is it a tub/shower, or just a tub?  The reason I ask is the steps to converting, although similar may vary depending on the above question.

-Bob


Title: Re: existing bath->steam shower ...
Post by: palmerozo on April 03, 2008, 07:52:56 AM
It's a tub ....

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Title: Re: existing bath->steam shower ...
Post by: Bob on April 03, 2008, 09:46:57 AM
OK.  First you'll need to make the tub/shower vapor tight.  This can be done by tiling (if not already) all the way up to the ceiling and the ceiling as well.  Then you'll need to purchase a new door, which will also go all the way to the ceiling.

While your tiling the ceiling I would recommend putting in some new vapor proof light(s), just because A. If you already have an existing light it's probably not rated "vapor proof"  and B.  If want to put a light in later it will be a job!

Now depending on your shower size and wall material will dictate which generator you'll require.  Visit the link below and check out the steam sizing tool.  Also a link for steam doors and lights.
-Bob

Steam Sizing Tool - http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/generator_sizing.php (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/generator_sizing.php)
Steam Doors - http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/index.php/cPath/64_95 (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/index.php/cPath/64_95)
Lights - http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/index.php/cPath/64_80 (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/index.php/cPath/64_80)