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Topic: Do I need filtered water for my steam shower?  (Read 2316 times)
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« on: February 09, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »

Should I install a filter inline to the steam generator? Would that alter water pressure required to operate normally? Due to the expense involved, I do not want to take any chances. Also, should the water run through my softener?
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 10:05:16 PM »

Generally, this decision is based on your water quality.  If you have water quality concerns, chances are you already have a softener or filter on your incoming water line.  Recommended water pressure in many cases is 15-20 PSIG.  Some steam generator manufacturers now offer a water filter http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id//products_id/101283.

Used in conjunction with an automatic drain system, available for most generators, this certainly is a good step toward preventative maintenance for your steam generator. 
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