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Sauna => Sauna Environment Design & Construction => Topic started by: Michael on September 09, 2010, 05:47:29 PM



Title: what kind of exhaust fan do I need to exhaust excess steam/heat?
Post by: Michael on September 09, 2010, 05:47:29 PM
Quick question....I created a 218 sq. ft. steam room. My question is, is what kind of exhaust fan do I need to exhaust excess steam/heat? I installed a Amerec Ak 10 (wire size 6-2 With Ground)
To ponder the question more specific...do I need just a normal exhaust bathroom fan that can handle changing the room air (x amount of times per hour) Or do I need a specific moisture sealed fan to exhaust the excess steam?
I'm not positive if a normal exhaust fan can exhaust the amount of steam that can be produced by this steam machine.

Any help or suggestions would greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: what kind of exhaust fan do I need to exhaust excess steam/heat?
Post by: Misty on October 04, 2010, 07:47:41 PM
218 square feet tells me your generator is WAY undersized.  If you meant 218 cubic feet, then your generator is a bit oversized.  Either way, I would recommend reviewing your steam shower environment design with a Steam Bath Specialist (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/catalog/project_coordinator.php) who can provide you specific steam bath ventilation recommendations (http://www.steamsaunabath.com/design/all-about-steam-rooms-and-steam-shower-design-bath-fans-and-ventilation.htm#venting) for your unique environment.