Title: steam shower pipe installation
Post by: Kivi 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?
Title: Re: steam shower pipe installation
Post by: Misty on December 30, 2009, 11:58:33 AM
Try this Lead Free, Nickel Bearing Solder (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/product_info.php/cPath/64_104/products_id/101114) recommended for steam installations. The Copper tubing and fittings will work fine.