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laguna
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« on: October 08, 2012, 01:48:40 PM »

Few questions

 I have a unfinished basement and I have room for a  7'L  X  41" w  X 7'5" H Steam shower. The front is 7' wide should I use all Glass front or tile it and just use a small door? Can I custom order the Glass?

I would like to put two built in seats (tiled) at each end of the Steam room should I slope the seats a little so water drains forward?  Anybody have suggestions on seat hight? we are somewhat tall 6'2'' 5'10''

I would like HOT HOT Steam lots of it (Minnesota winters) I want simple and basic stuff but quality in a Steam Generator any suggestions?

Also any suggestions on preparing the walls since im starting with a bare room? room is 7w' x 12'L x 8'H  (2x4 framed)

Appreciate the help

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Earl
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 02:15:04 PM »

Okay, let me get this straight. Your steam room 7' across the front, 41" deep, 7'5" high.
You want to put a bench on either side of the 7' width front to back.
You are looking for a hot, hot steam- any idea which manufacturer you are looking at? We offer a wide range of generators in low to high prices based on the features and benefits of each generator. All are of the highest quality and functionality. Give me a little insight into what direction you wish to go. Low, medium or higher priced equipment.
You have a room 7' wide and 12' long. What are you doing with leftover over space? What is going on with the other 103"?
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laguna
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 05:12:00 PM »

Like to keep the package around 2,500-3,000 dollars thats controls and steam outlet only, I like the auto flush.  The rest of the space is a bathroom with sink and toilet. It has been plumbed so this is the only space that i have for the steam shower..I could go 44inches wide but thats about max..I want to leave plenty of room for the toilet  44''w  would give me a foot away from the lid of the toilet.   Ill be doing most of the work along with my neighbor (whos an electrician)...
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »

That's good. If your'e down to stud walls I suggest you start with R-19 fiberglass insulation, then cover with 4-5 mill plastic sheeting, cement board (hardy backer or Du rock is good), then a sealer (Mapalastic is a good product we offer)and then your choice of tile.
Regarding the seats; 18-20" high is pretty standard and yes pitch the seats 2-3 degrees down, back to front to eliminate pooling of condensed steam.
With a tight budget I would stay with a swing door or perhaps a sliding door no more than 60" wide by 80" tall.
Contact one of our steam room specialists at 1 800 707 2862 for guidance on the steam equipmnet. I'm sure we can stay within your budget and get you the equipment required to build your personal bathing environment.
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laguna
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 01:09:45 PM »

Will do thanks!  Ill be starting this build in late Nov or Dec and for sure will use you guys for the step by step process!  I want to take my time and do it right.

I can be flexible on budget just want to be responsible might jump up a bit in price and quality!  thinking of the Pro 240 would that be overkill or would that be adequate?  I can bump up 3,500 for the generator and controls only..the construction cost is cost i expected..

Appreciate the help.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 01:38:49 PM »

That is not overkill and the Pro-240 would be an excellent choice for your application.
Don't forget to look at the options and accessories we offer;
aroma therapy,
chroma therapy, music
lighting, water treatment, etc.
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laguna
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 01:33:47 PM »

Can a pro 500 be used just in case i want to add another small 3x3 standing steam shower in the guest bedroom?  would the 500 be to much for for my area? 7'x 41"x7'1/2
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Jennifer
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 08:43:17 AM »

Each steam shower must have it's own steam generator system.  You cannot use one system for two rooms.
Once you have the exact measurements of the shower in the guest bedroom we can help with sizing and specifying the appropriate equipment.

Feel free to contact our Project Coordinator team at 800-707-2862
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laguna
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 06:55:35 PM »

Can I use the pro 500 for a room thats 7L x 4W x 7.5H  Is that over kill or can i do that?
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Jennifer
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:15:40 AM »

A PRO-500 will be way too much for that size shower.
The PRO-140 is suited for that environment of 7' x 4' x 7.5' with ceramic tile.
The PRO-500 is for a cubic foot range of 576-700 and is a 15 Kilowatt system.
Your prospective environment is in the range of 210-286 cubic feet and the PRO-140 is for a cubic foot range of 150-300 and is an 8 Kilowatt system.
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