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Topic: steam shower pipe installation  (Read 2116 times)
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« on: October 15, 2009, 11:27:51 AM »

Hello, I have purchased a Mr. Steam MS150 from SteamSaunaBath and am finally getting around to installation.
According to the manual I am to use 1/2 inch brass pipe or copper tubing which I am to insulate using pipe insulation rated 212 degree or higher.
I'd like to use regular 1/2 inch copper tubing. To bring it to the shower I need to install two 90 degree elbows (total distance 3 feet). Can I use regular copper elbows and solder these joints as with normal copper water piping or do I need to do something unique? I guess the real question is will the tin solder hold up to the higher temperature of the steam?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 11:58:33 AM »

Try this Lead Free, Nickel Bearing Solder recommended for steam installations.  The Copper tubing and fittings will work fine.

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