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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Accessories => Topic started by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 09:43:07 AM



Title: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 09:43:07 AM
I have been searching everywhere for a SM-950 steam diffuser and cannot find one anywhere. I have a SteaMist generator that is about 10 years old. I replace the shield every couple of years since it does seem to break quite easily but I have grand children that like to come over and take a grown -up steam bath which is fine by me, (well monitored of course); but i am always concerned with them getting too close to the steamhead and getting burned by the hot steam. You are my last resort and I don't want to deny the kids their time in the steam room.


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Jennifer on June 12, 2012, 09:58:57 AM
Glad to hear you have safety in mind.  Steamist discontinued the SM-950 diffuser as they came out with a new style of steam head that has a self diffuser feature.
The choice you have is to purchase our robust teak and stainless steel guard and it will be you last purchase you make on a diffuser as it should last forever.

Check out AccuRate Steam Guard (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/accurate-steam-guard-39-p-101091.html?cPath=64_97)


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 10:43:18 AM
Oh no. I don't like that at all. Isn't there some other alternative?


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Jennifer on June 12, 2012, 01:39:59 PM
Ok.  There may be another option but first it is importmant to know the size of your current steam head.  10 years ago if could be either 1/2" or 3/4".


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 01:44:30 PM
it looks pretty big but it has a reducer inside the head the pipe is 1/2"


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Jennifer on June 12, 2012, 01:49:07 PM
What is your wall material?  acrylic, fiberglass, ceramic tile, marble, etc.


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 03:35:14 PM
It is ceramic tile


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Jennifer on June 12, 2012, 03:49:26 PM
Ok.  Assuming that your steam head removes very easily since you stated you've had to replace the diffuser many times, then there is an alternate to the steam guard I first suggested.  It is important that your head removes easily as we do not want to create a leak by loosening a pipe in the wall.
You can look to replacing your old steam head with the new Steamist 3199 steam head that is self diffusing.  This new steam head is 3/4 inch NPT and if you have a 1/2 inch steam line, then you will need a bushing for the size transition.

The cost for a new steam head will be close to the steam guard I suggested, so you may wish to err on the side of the easiest solution and purchase the steam guard.

Here is the steam head info Steam Head 3199 (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/steam-head-34-steamist-p-101281.html?cPath=64_98)

Check out Bushing (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/brass-bushing-34-to-12-steam-bath-part-p-202000.html)


Title: Re: STEAMIST STEAM SHIELD
Post by: Tyler on June 12, 2012, 04:01:02 PM
Thank you so much. This looks like just what the doctor ordered.