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Steam Shower => Operation => Topic started by: Dani on July 08, 2011, 07:22:35 AM

Title: fog vs heat in a steam shower
Post by: Dani on July 08, 2011, 07:22:35 AM
We are a bit confused...  Our contractor tells us that just because we have heat doesn't necessarily mean we will get fog.  We were under the assumption that the fog was a constant in our steam room?  Can someone explain why we wouldn't have that fog all the time?  What can we do to keep that fog?  Our old system use to be so foggy you could not see the door.  Grate way to steam we thought...  We want that back.

Title: Re: fog vs heat
Post by: Jennifer on July 19, 2011, 02:19:49 PM
Steam by definition is invisible.  Fog and steam are not the same.
When cool temperatures mix with hot, you get fog.
Let's say your shower is 70 degrees.  You turn on the steam shower and as the steam enters you see fog.
When the steam gets up to temperature, let's say 110, the fog burns off and you are left with Heat & Humidity.

Title: Re: fog vs heat
Post by: Kivi on July 21, 2011, 09:52:02 AM
There are some thing you can do to return to your previous fogginess. you can leave the steam room door slightly ajar or perhaps turn on the cold water just a little. Anything you can do to change the ambient temperatrue of the room will increase the fog factor. In essence if your room is at 110 degrees and you introduce cooler air or water to the room that reduction in temperature will cause the hot steam to recondense back into water which is where you fog comes from.

Title: Re: fog vs heat in a steam shower
Post by: 3906Funk on July 26, 2011, 06:38:55 AM
so, then basically if someone states they have a steam shower they mean heat in the shower?  Why then wouldn't it be called a heat shower instead of a steam shower?

I have always thought that steam was a fine mist  that produced heat am I misunderstanding what steam really is?

Title: Re: fog vs heat in a steam shower
Post by: Jennifer on July 26, 2011, 11:49:52 AM
Steam is the mist formed when the vapor from boiling water condenses in the air.
So whether the steam room/shower has Fog or not, it's still a steam shower.
The environment reaches a set temperature, such as 110 degrees, and has 100% humidity.
You don't need visible steam to have an appropriate steam shower experience.