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 on: April 14, 2016, 11:14:06 AM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by juliah
Hi Jim! Would you please give me some more information such as the voltage, kw, make and model of the heater you are installing please?

 42 
 on: April 14, 2016, 10:56:20 AM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by JimmyC0215
Can someone point me to the proper NEC code for the connection from the wall to the Heater itself. My heater says that all wiring must be rated for 105 degrees C. So far I have found that THHN is rated at 90 degrees in dry locations unless it is rated AWM (Appliance wiring material) which is 105 degrees. I don't know if that includes the conduit also. I wanted to use flex, the only flex I found rated for 105 is liquid tight titan hc and I have been unable to locate any locally.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jim

 43 
 on: March 25, 2016, 07:59:31 AM 
Started by Stormking - Last post by Misty
Check the voltage and amp draw to the unit if you can.  Chances are you need to replace the heating element and the water level probe.  These vary by generation of generator so I would check with a Technical Specialist at 800-707-2862 to determine the needed parts.

 44 
 on: March 24, 2016, 02:00:37 PM 
Started by WhiskerBiscuit - Last post by Stormking
I do not have an answer but I am very interested in testing my heating element as well (SM-15).  My steambath is not producing much steam.  Please let me know if you found any answer.

 45 
 on: March 24, 2016, 01:19:52 PM 
Started by Stormking - Last post by Stormking
This unit is 12 years old, sees an average of 3 uses a week.

We have hard water which is softened with water softener that uses salt.

No drain connected (there's none nearby where it's installed).

Never been maintained, descaled, flushed up until this week when it started having problems for the first time.

I took the temp probe cap off, opened the drain plug and drained it out.  A lot of light blue solids in there (water softener sediment?).  I poured in some citric acid solution and let it sit overnight (after heating it a few mins.)  Drained it out and a bunch of sediment came out.  Flushed it several times with fresh water after that. Shined a flashlight in there and there's still visible sediment, but there's not much more I can do about that, I think.

Put the temp probe back in, turned on the steambath, it heated up to about 81F (from 65F).  Not much improvement (heated to 75F before).  There's visible steam and the steam pipe coming from the generator is very hot.

Any suggestions on what to do next?  Where to troubleshoot? 


 46 
 on: February 22, 2016, 09:24:13 AM 
Started by Needabreak - Last post by Misty
Congratulations on the decision to add a steam shower to your home! You will not be disappointed.

The generator can be installed in many locations including a vanity, closet, attic, utility space and basement and the only moisture that should be present would be sweat from the pipes themselves.  The drip pan is only there as a precaution should something ever go wrong, which is a rare occurrence.  Routine maintenance draining can be accomplished automatically with a valve which is piped to a drain line - you would need to do nothing!

There are many ways to best serve your particular construction constraints.  Please feel free to call one of our Technical Bathing Specialists at 800-707-2862 to review your installation.  We would be more than happy to speak with you or your contractor to answer all questions and find the best location and design for your home.

We are excited to assist you in bringing this fundamental means of relaxation and restoration into your home!

 47 
 on: February 21, 2016, 12:12:17 PM 
Started by Needabreak - Last post by Needabreak
Hello!!  All comments and any help would really be appreciated! I live in South Florida.  My home is 17 yrs old and we are doing some remodeling. Kitchen is done, Masterbath is up next.  My wife and I are mulling over whether or not to include a steam generator in our new Shower. First off is the expense. Its going to co$t approximately $6000 for the Steam generator addition to the shower. I believe the Plumber was quoting us with the use of Mr Steam parts.

We are going with a Laurel Mountain Mercer VII   Whirlpool Tub and Air Bath . Here is our issue with the Steam.......The Plumber said he has to place the Steam generator in the attic with a drip pan. Being in south Florida My wife was horrified when she heard the word, Moisture and drip pan in the attic. She is deathly afraid of Moisture build up and Mold.  Her exact words to me were, we are building this to relax.......not have to work harder to keep clean!

The Plumber might be able to work out an alternative by placing it in the garage , but shes not crazy about it because its a good 100 feet away from the master bathroom.

We can swing the money if its worthwhile. How much work and maintenance is involved? The shower area is roughly 5'x7' . There is also an added cost because I have 12' ceilings, they would need to glass to the ceiling and water proof that. Approx. $2500.00   Do I have to work about having a steam generator in my attic causing any mold? How often do I have to go in the attic to clean maintain a drip pan? (the attic is only getting harder to access as I get older)I'd be happy to never go in the attic again actually. I asked the plumber about framing out a space above the shower. Its a 12' ceiling. That leaves like 4' above a 8' shower. He said its a no go. Why?

If I get a regular shower, can I just have them enclose it and use the hot water heat? It steams my mirrors pretty good!!   :-_  Sorry for the long post........just looking for some help, direction, experiences, good and bad?

Thanks!!
 

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 48 
 on: February 19, 2016, 08:06:41 PM 
Started by Needabreak - Last post by Needabreak
Hello!!  All comments and any help would really be appreciated! I live in South Florida.  My home is 17 yrs old and we are doing some remodeling. Kitchen is done, Masterbath is up next.  My wife and I are mulling over whether or not to include a steam generator in our new Shower. First off is the expense. Its going to co$t approximately $6000 for the Steam generator addition to the shower. I believe the Plumber was quoting us with the use of Mr Steam parts.

We are going with a Laurel Mountain Mercer VII   Whirlpool Tub and Air Bath . Here is our issue with the Steam.......The Plumber said he has to place the Steam generator in the attic with a drip pan. Being in south Florida My wife was horrified when she heard the word, Moisture and drip pan in the attic. She is deathly afraid of Moisture build up and Mold.  Her exact words to me were, we are building this to relax.......not have to work harder to keep clean!

The Plumber might be able to work out an alternative by placing it in the garage , but shes not crazy about it because its a good 100 feet away from the master bathroom.

We can swing the money if its worthwhile. How much work and maintenance is involved? The shower area is roughly 5'x7' . There is also an added cost because I have 12' ceilings, they would need to glass to the ceiling and water proof that. Approx. $2500.00   Do I have to work about having a steam generator in my attic causing any mold? How often do I have to go in the attic to clean maintain a drip pan? (the attic is only getting harder to access as I get older)I'd be happy to never go in the attic again actually. I asked the plumber about framing out a space above the shower. Its a 12' ceiling. That leaves like 4' above a 8' shower. He said its a no go. Why?

If I get a regular shower, can I just have them enclose it and use the hot water heat? It steams my mirrors pretty good!!   :-_  Sorry for the long post........just looking for some help, direction, experiences, good and bad?

Thanks!!
 

 49 
 on: February 07, 2016, 02:23:46 PM 
Started by Femme1 - Last post by Ghall60
I have the same heater and have the same question.  Did you find out if you can poor water over the rocks?

 50 
 on: January 01, 2016, 07:24:01 AM 
Started by Ncolstad - Last post by Ncolstad
Hello Steamist experts! (new post)

I bought a new SMC-120 switch on 12/28/15 for my SM-46 steamist. This was recommended by the steamist technician on phone. bought it, installed it, siliconed it, water tight. all good.

Since installing new switch, the system worked fine for about a month...

Now the switch won't turn on. The unit won't come on. There is power to the unit. (redlight in unit is on). I tried reset button in unit. no change. turned breaker off/on. no change.

Actual symptoms from yesterday:

1.   System turned on
2.   System shut off on its own after about 10 min use and blue light on switch went out.
3.   After shower was over, the unit turned on all by itself… weird… and the blue light was on the switch. So I pressed the switch and turned it off.

thanks for any suggestions or advice.

NC

here is my original post from a month ago is below:

I have a SM-46 system and the system is acting up...

I spoke to Steamist tech guys and they recommended I purchase a new switch (Sm-120)

I installed it using the existing cable. But nothing has changed.

Here are the symptoms we had with the old switch and the new switch.

1. Sometimes it turns on and off - as expected...

2. Other times it will turn on, but won't turn off - and light on control unit remains on...Forcing me to switch off the breaker (in basement)

3. Other times, it turns off by itself after about 10 minutes and I can't turn it back on, but then in about 5 minutes later, it turns on by itself.


Thanks for any help or direction.


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