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Topic: Steam unit above shower in attic ok  (Read 2343 times)
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« on: May 14, 2015, 10:51:48 AM »

I had read that putting the steam unit in the attic is ok if insulated.  I have space above the shower to install it.  Looking at the manual it says the steam pipe needs a pitch 1/4 per foot towards steam head?  Also that it can't go down then up because it would trap steam.
My set up would only go down to the base of shower not up again.  The line would be a lot less then the 25 feet recommended.  Probably only 10 to 12 ft
Will this still work?  I already had wiring, drain, and water plumbed to this area in the attic above shower
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 12:09:08 PM »

The attic installation is no problem as long as there is no risk of the equipment freezing and you leave yourself sufficient access for any service needs.  If you are not creating any traps in the steam line, then your piping run will not be a concern either from what you are describing.  As for pitching the steam line toward the steam head, that is to help purge any water/condensate that may accumulate in the steam line and prevent it from "spitting" out of the steam head while you are bathing as this can be uncomfortable.  We would love to see pictures of your completed steam shower, you can upload them here.

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