Title: Green Gunk from my steam generator
Post by: Alex on July 21, 2011, 09:30:03 AM
just had my steam unit installed in my shower and I'm waiting for the glass door to be installed. My contractor tested the steam unit and said it was making good steam. So the next day I tested it and after a couple of minutes when the initial steam came out, some green particles came out with it. I thought it was algae but it looks a little brighter than algae. It smells a little funny too. I've ran it a couples of times since and the same thing happens when it first starts to sputter, but it does clear up after it runs for a minute or two. Of course this is funky and not what I want to smell or see on my new tile. Do you have a clue as to what could be causing this? I've never seen anything like this before. It's a Steamist 7.5 KW, TSG-7.
Title: Re: Green Gunk from my steam generator
Post by: Kivi on July 21, 2011, 09:38:36 AM
There are only a few possibilities here. Most likely the water and steam lines were not flushed out after installing.
Also if there is Aroma Sense involved, it's possible they over primed it and dumped too much oil into the copper pipe and if the oil sat there too long without using steam, it will make it green, otherwise it should be flux and debris from the material the pipe is made out of and should clear out after they steam for a couple of hours or so.