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Topic: water spitting out of head of steamist generator  (Read 3251 times)
sirlancelot
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« on: December 14, 2012, 12:28:26 PM »

 I purchased the SM-8 in 2010 Order#193954 and i have been having water spitting out of head every time i use the steam shower, the unit starts fine and then when it reaches about 95 degrees it starts to spit and that  go's  on for 5 mins then starts to produce steam again.
Can you tell me what i can do to fix this problem.
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Tyler
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 12:30:33 PM »

There are a couple of possibilities but before I go into that; has this been doing this since the generator was installed?
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sirlancelot
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 12:32:58 PM »

Wow, you must be a mind reader.
Yes and it is very annoying.
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Tyler
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 01:33:22 PM »

My best guess is if this has always happened it is an issue with your steam line from the generator to the room. Look and see if your steam line runs downhill and then up. If so you will have a water trap. When the generator turns off the water that is still in the steam line has no place to go. You can go up and over and around but you cannot go down and then back up. The residual steam should condense back into water and then drain out the steam head or back to the generator. What happens is the water sits in the steam line and as the steam starts to flow it will have to push the water in the line out before the steam can get thru. Once you get past 95 degrees the water has all been pushed out and it steams normally.
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Bernard
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 11:56:00 AM »

Consider too that the first five operating minutes of every steam bath generator creates the most noticeable condensation in any steam line.  The cold steam line is met by hot vapor and this is the reason for the large "water push" out the steam head as vapor firsts enter the steam shower.

Water out the steam head during operaion could also be caused by the water feed system.  If the steam generator is operating with more water than it's designed, the vapor will actually force the boiling water out of the tank and into the steam line.  This can usually be remedied by cleaning a steam bath generator's water probes, water feeder and/or ensuring appropriate water feed pressure.

Tyler covers steam line traps and valleys well.  These are problematic with any steam generator system.

Finally, the fact that this concerns presents itself at only 95-degrees remains a mystery.   
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davidhenson
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 04:44:22 AM »

It is predicted that the pressure generated in heat container is above the threshold value. So, better is to normalize the volume and pressure to fix the issue.
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