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Sophia
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« on: February 04, 2009, 12:10:28 PM »

I need to have 2 steam generators for my room - hooked in tandum. Do I need 2 dedicated water supply lines, or can I have my plumber split one water supply line with a "Y" and hook them up that way? Huh
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Hailey
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 05:54:08 PM »

You will have to run a separate water line to each generator however these do generally tee off from one main supply.

Be sure to consider the water pressure on the line you will be using.  Your contractor should check local and national codes, as well as your product installation manual for recommended guidelines.
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Sophia
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 09:05:15 AM »

Thanks for your help! Just a couple more questions - what should the water pressure be to the generators? Is there any standard or requirement? Do I have my plumber find out if there's some type of local code for this? How would I go about testing the water pressure? Please help!
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Paige
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 06:33:15 PM »

Typical residential water systems are designed to function under a pressure of 40-70 psi.  A general recommended water pressure for steam generators is 15-20 psi.  Steam generator manufacturers typically state that your psi should not exceed 100 psi, at which point you should install a pressure regulator.  You can pick up a water pressure gauge at your local hardware store to determine your current pressure.  As far as local code goes, your plumber/contractor can advise you as this varies by area .
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Sophia
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 03:08:28 PM »

Hey, Hailey or Paige, do you guys know anything about steam doors?

I would like to get something really sophisticated, maybe with frosted glass. I want the whole front of my shower glassed in. Does the thickness of the glass make a diference? I was hoping for something really clean looking with not much metal. I don't like the framed doors I've looked at so far.

Can you recommend somewhere to get this kind of door from?

Thanks in advance!

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