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 on: March 16, 2015, 02:28:58 PM 
Started by the_7th_samurai - Last post by the_7th_samurai

Am in the design stages of building a stand-alone exterior sauna (approx dimensions being 8x8x7).  Will be constructing a mostly cedar structure that will be built with Eastern White cedar (2x4, 2x6, clapboard siding, and tongue & groove 1x4 interior boards).

I've seen several designs that use a similar stick construction with insulation between the studs and foil vapour barrier beneath the tongue and groove interior boards.  In respect to the floor design, since the sauna will not be flush to the ground (in order to construct it at the same height as my existing deck), a concrete floor is not an option.  Instead, I'll be framing a typical 2x6 or 2x8 joist floor. 

My question is if I should build the floor with foil vapour barrier and cedar tongue and groove boards, the same way as the walls or if this would be problematic down the road.  See picture example below:

I'll be installing an 8 to 10 kw heater that will be used for wet sauna use.  Will the cedar floor work in this application or should I explore some sort of rubber or vinyl sub-flooring with removable cedar decking on top?

Thanks for looking.

 on: March 16, 2015, 11:56:00 AM 
Started by Kalle - Last post by albiomantra
i love this product, i am an allergic patient since 11 years but now i am using a salt lamp and......... i am perfect. lolz.

 on: March 14, 2015, 08:08:08 AM 
Started by bullet - Last post by bullet
pouring water, no steam,how to test or bypass level probe

 on: February 26, 2015, 10:56:14 PM 
Started by Fran - Last post by miltonblackwoodrw5
Hi! It's a great question, for me, I prefer a regular saunas, because it's designed to be a place wherein people can freely experience the dry or a wet heat session. Depending on the size of the room, it can fit a single person or more. If itís a small room, it can be for one person only up to two at a time.

 on: January 31, 2015, 09:34:26 AM 
Started by Alex White - Last post by Alex White
I am building a new steam shower. Will gut the existing bathroom out and looking for suggestions from service providers on the options. It will be a 5 feet wide, 5 feet long and 8 feet tall.
The entrance will be from the 5 feet side. The entrance and one wall will be glass made. I am looking for recommendations on the glass professionals as well. The rest of the walls and the ceiling will be tiled with proper insulation done by a tile professional that I already have.

I am looking for a recommendation on the unit to create steam and a professional who can install all of these items. The house is in Upstate NY about 60 miles from the city.

 on: January 28, 2015, 02:13:48 PM 
Started by belmont1999 - Last post by Rooster
 I have a similar problem with a fiat shower, however the lights do not turn on the control panel. Any assistance is appreciated!


 on: January 21, 2015, 07:02:37 PM 
Started by alansanmateo - Last post by alansanmateo
Hi. I am remodeling an existing shower and adding a Mr. Steam unit.  I need lighting.

The shower is 36 inches x 40 inches, so it's a small one.  But big enough for one person to take a steam, seated on a little teak stool, I think. There is a window adjacent to the shower, so the shower does not "need" lighting during daylight hours. A t night, the bathroom has lighting at the sink, which is across from the steamshower, so some of that light will spill into the shower.  You don't "need" a light in the shower to shower at night, right now, though I realize you may want/need light when the steam shower is full of steam.

I like the Bathology lights, but because the shower is so small it seems that the Spectrum 510 system is overkill.  Do I need to buy this system to have even just two Spectrum lights?

I believe two fixtures would suffice for this shower, but I am concerned that the LED light, when on "white" would not be an aesthetically pleasing light.  Consequently we are wondering if we could do one halogen light and one LED color-shifting light.

I am interested in one Brilliance 410 LED RGB color ceiling light, and the hardware needed to operate it.
Also, can we use a Spectrum 310 with a 410?
If that is not possible, then my inclination is a system with two LEDs that shift color, and no halogen/true white.

I'm also somewhat unhappy at having multiple panels/switches in my shower:  one for the lighting and one for the steam unit operation.  Perhaps I should have bought a bigger control panel from Mr.Steam (to also handle the lighting), though that wasn't what I wanted to do at the time (and I am not recalling if that is even available from Mr. Steam).

I need to resolve this ASAP as we have already demo'd the shower and it won't be long before construction really starts and the pieces are needed.

I appreciate anyone's thoughts.


 on: January 18, 2015, 02:42:43 PM 
Started by nysau - Last post by nysau
Hello - I have not used my sauna (with Amerec DC60 control and Digital series heater) in some time. I have a master power switch and the DC60 control on the exterior of the sauna, and normally when the switch is flipped on the DC60 display lights up. Now when I flip the switch, the DC60 is dead. I have checked my breaker box and don't believe that is the issue.

Is there a list of things to try in this case? Is it definitely the DC60 that's dead, or could it be any number of things? (for example, would a bad temp sensor or other problem keep the DC60 from lighting up as well?)

Thanks so much for any guidance on troubleshooting/culprits.

 on: January 11, 2015, 06:23:12 PM 
Started by Femme1 - Last post by Femme1
We just bought a new house, and YAY!...There's a sauna in the basement. It has an electric stove, Toivo brand, which I can't find anything on the Web about. There are rocks on the top of the stove, sitting right on the heating elements. The stove still heats up just fine.  But I'm hoping I can use this as a steam sauna. However, I'm hesitant to try it with water without knowing more about the stove.

In general, can you sprinkle water directly on the rocks if they are just sitting on the elements (without being in a pan?
Thanks for any information!

 on: December 30, 2014, 09:52:11 PM 
Started by Phil49 - Last post by Phil49
Can the water feed inlet valve be rebuilt?

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