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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: xny1989 on September 28, 2011, 12:24:21 PM

Title: steam generator sizing
Post by: xny1989 on September 28, 2011, 12:24:21 PM
I've used your steam generator sizing tool and have come up with 108 adjusted cubic feet.  I note that the 5 Kw generators generally are sufficient for up to 100 cubic feet.  What would be the downside if I went with the 5 Kw rather than 6 Kw generator.  This would be the Amerec AK5 vs. AK6.

Thank you

Title: Re: steam generator sizing
Post by: Jennifer on September 28, 2011, 06:47:24 PM
Ahh.  You're on the cusp.
Using the 5kw will have you waiting slightly longer for the room to heat up.
Average is 15-20 minutes to reach 110 degrees.
The AK5 should be fine if you don't mind the little extra wait time.  It also depends on how you bathe.
I was on the cusp as well and went with the lower KW but I go in to my steam shower as soon as steam starts coming out the head so I can acclimate to the heat.

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