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Title: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: fahadan on August 12, 2012, 12:30:43 AM
Hi,

I just purchased a house and the steam generator is missing. The steam control is Thermasol but I am not sure which Steam Generator is compatible with this control (please see image).

Thank you in advance for your advice!!


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: Jennifer on August 13, 2012, 08:38:50 AM
Hello and welcome to our forum.
The image shows a Thermasol One-Touch control which has been discontinued and the generator this worked with is discontinued as well.
Thermasol had a product change about 5 years ago.
To get you steaming, you would need a new generator and control.

Provide us with your shower dimensions and wall material and we will help size you into the appropriate model's kilowatts.  Contact a Project Coordinator at 800-707-2862


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: fahadan on August 13, 2012, 02:53:59 PM
Hi Jennifer,

I don't know exactly what type of material the shower is but it's tiles and glass (see the picture).

Also the dimensions are

84" L x 52" W x 86" h

Thanks for your help!!


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: patchpal on August 13, 2012, 04:06:26 PM
Hey Fahadan, I would be happy to assist you with this project. Jennifer is quite right about that control. While it is not impossible to match an older style generator with an old control in reality it doesn't make sense. Based on your room dimensions you will require a 10KW steam generator. In keeping with what was there before i would suggest the Thermasol Pro 240 steam generator perhaps with the Temp Touch basic control and a good quality water filter. One thing you should do before contacting a Project Coordinator is to check your breaker box. You should have a double breaker in there dedicated to the missing steam generator. We will need to know the breaker size, eg. 40,50,60 amp.


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: Jennifer on August 15, 2012, 11:55:03 AM
Hello Fahadan.
This may seem like an odd question but I ask because it is unfortunately common that installers bury a steam generator in a wall, bench, attic or under the tub deck.

When you press the control, does it light up.  If so, then the generator is there somewhere.

-- Jennifer


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: fahadan on September 22, 2012, 08:36:26 PM
Hello and welcome to our forum.
The image shows a Thermasol One-Touch control which has been discontinued and the generator this worked with is discontinued as well.
Thermasol had a product change about 5 years ago.
To get you steaming, you would need a new generator and control.

Provide us with your shower dimensions and wall material and we will help size you into the appropriate model's kilowatts.  Contact a Project Coordinator at 800-707-2862


I found a Thermasol Pro 240 with touch control. I have all the plumbing and electric in place. Just need to hook the generator and replace the control in the bath. How much should the instillation run for this project? Thanks!


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: Jennifer on September 25, 2012, 08:59:49 AM
Are you 100% positive that the electric in place is #8 awg for the wire size and has a 50amp breaker in place?

Is the steam line 1/2" and the water supply hookup is 3/8"?


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: fahadan on September 25, 2012, 12:35:58 PM
Yes I am 100% sure. This is going to be a replacement of old steam generator. How much does a replacement cost...labor only?


Title: Re: Steam Room Generator..which one do I need?
Post by: Jennifer on September 25, 2012, 01:24:06 PM
Also, we are assuming that the new control cable can be run through the wall without any difficulty.

There are too many variables to be considered for installation that we are unable to provide you an estimate.  Especially sight unseen.

Rates differ around the country, a plumber charges different then a Mechanical contractor who charges different from a Handyman service, etc.

Is there easy access at the generator location?  Does any piping need to be modified?  Unions should be added to make the unit easy to disconnect.  The PRO units come with an electrical cord so an electrical box has to be installed at the generator location, etc.