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Topic: Thinking of adding a steam shower to my new Masterbath remodel..........  (Read 5475 times)
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« on: February 21, 2016, 12:12:17 PM »

Hello!!  All comments and any help would really be appreciated! I live in South Florida.  My home is 17 yrs old and we are doing some remodeling. Kitchen is done, Masterbath is up next.  My wife and I are mulling over whether or not to include a steam generator in our new Shower. First off is the expense. Its going to co$t approximately $6000 for the Steam generator addition to the shower. I believe the Plumber was quoting us with the use of Mr Steam parts.

We are going with a Laurel Mountain Mercer VII   Whirlpool Tub and Air Bath . Here is our issue with the Steam.......The Plumber said he has to place the Steam generator in the attic with a drip pan. Being in south Florida My wife was horrified when she heard the word, Moisture and drip pan in the attic. She is deathly afraid of Moisture build up and Mold.  Her exact words to me were, we are building this to relax.......not have to work harder to keep clean!

The Plumber might be able to work out an alternative by placing it in the garage , but shes not crazy about it because its a good 100 feet away from the master bathroom.

We can swing the money if its worthwhile. How much work and maintenance is involved? The shower area is roughly 5'x7' . There is also an added cost because I have 12' ceilings, they would need to glass to the ceiling and water proof that. Approx. $2500.00   Do I have to work about having a steam generator in my attic causing any mold? How often do I have to go in the attic to clean maintain a drip pan? (the attic is only getting harder to access as I get older)I'd be happy to never go in the attic again actually. I asked the plumber about framing out a space above the shower. Its a 12' ceiling. That leaves like 4' above a 8' shower. He said its a no go. Why?

If I get a regular shower, can I just have them enclose it and use the hot water heat? It steams my mirrors pretty good!!   :-_  Sorry for the long post........just looking for some help, direction, experiences, good and bad?


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 09:24:13 AM »

Congratulations on the decision to add a steam shower to your home! You will not be disappointed.

The generator can be installed in many locations including a vanity, closet, attic, utility space and basement and the only moisture that should be present would be sweat from the pipes themselves.  The drip pan is only there as a precaution should something ever go wrong, which is a rare occurrence.  Routine maintenance draining can be accomplished automatically with a valve which is piped to a drain line - you would need to do nothing!

There are many ways to best serve your particular construction constraints.  Please feel free to call one of our Technical Bathing Specialists at 800-707-2862 to review your installation.  We would be more than happy to speak with you or your contractor to answer all questions and find the best location and design for your home.

We are excited to assist you in bringing this fundamental means of relaxation and restoration into your home!

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