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Topic: steam head spits water when not used for a few days  (Read 2265 times)
Nick
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« on: August 04, 2009, 08:59:28 AM »

When I do not use my steam shower on a daily basis, for about three days, it seems to spit hot water out of the steam head with very little steam st first.  After it runs for a while it seems to be fine.  Any thoughts?  As i would like to fix this as soon as possible, my lower legs will thank you for any info possible.
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Misty
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 02:31:44 PM »

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This is quite normal.

When you turn off your steam shower, the remaining steam in the pipes cools and becomes condensate.  The longer your pipe run, the more pipe in which to potentially collect condensate.  When you turn on your steam shower, the fresh steam pushes the condensate in the pipes out your steam head as it enters the steam shower.

Pitching the steam line 1/4" per foot of pipe length during installation is generally recommended to prevent this from occurring.

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Nick
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 11:10:10 AM »

Pitching the line 1/4" towards the steam head or the generator?
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 05:33:13 PM »

The steam line should be pitched 1/4" per foot of pipe length toward the steam generator to allow condensation to run back toward the generator and prevent the condensate from exiting the steam head.
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