Steam Shower Installation Frequently Asked Question, Get Answered Right Here!
How far away can I place the Steam Generator from the Shower?
Most steam generators can be placed up to 60 feet from the shower with properly insulated steam lines. Check with the manufacture for your specific distance.
Can I Install the Steam Generator Above the Shower?
Yes! Feel free to mount the steam generator above the shower. Always ensure that installation location is in a heated, conditioned attic. You cannot risk the generator freezing. Please note that the generator can be in most any room of the home; utility and mechanical room, under a vanity, in a closet, in a wall or most anywhere you can imagine.
Can I lay the Steam Generator on its side to fit my location?
How far should the steam head be off the floor?
The steam head should be positioned from 6”-12” off the floor. This will permit the steam to be emitted at just the right height to fill the room with steam from bottom to top.
Can I locate the steam head near the bench?
A you can imagine; the generator is creating hot steam to be emitted into the room. Placing the steam head near the bench can create a less than desirable effect. Always keep the steam head away from the feet and legs of any steam bather to prevent the risk of injury.
Is Pex Tubing or Pex Pipe allowed for steam generator installation?
NO! PEX is a plastic and is not rated for steam showers which can reach a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
How should I run the steam line?
Do I need a pressure reducing valve?
A pressure reducing valve is always recommended to reduce the water intake noise. A quieter steam shower leads to a more peaceful and tranquil steam bath.
Can’t I just drain the water back into the shower?
No! This is a terrible idea! The last thing that you want to do is drain the sediment from the steam tank back into your beautiful new shower and risk staining the tile and grout. There would also be a risk to anyone standing in the shower as the scalding hot water is drained back into the shower. This could burn the feet of an unsuspecting bather.
Why do I need a drain pan?
A drain is always recommended, and, in some areas, it is required by code. The last thing that you want to do is risk a failing inspection which will delay any needed permitting.