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Steam and Sauna

Steambath and steam shower Tips
for the Homeowner

As a homeowner, you probably have many questions regarding the use, installation, and maintenance of your MrSteam® steam shower. Here are answers to some of the questions that are most frequently asked. If you don’t see your question here, be sure to use the Feedback form to tell us!

If there is more information about a specific answer within the web site, we have supplied a link to that information.


General Topics

Question
What is a steam shower?

Answer
It is a shower that has been enclosed and made watertight. A steam generator has been added to supply steam to this shower, allowing bathers to take a steambath in their own home.

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Question How is the steam generated?

Answer A MrSteam steam generator, complete with in-shower controls, ensures that steam is sent into the steam shower when the control is activated.

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Installation

Question
Can I fit a steam generator to an existing shower installation?

Answer
Yes, as long as the shower is enclosed and constructed of quality tile or marble, or a similar material making it watertight. In no time, you can be enjoying a steambath.

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Question
What should I take into account when installing a MrSteam steam generator?

Answer
It is exactly the same as installing a shower, except that you will need to find a home for the generator, which will require its own cold water feed, drain, and electrical supply.

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Question
Can the generator be wired to the 240V house electric supply?

Answer
Only a qualified, licensed electrician should wire the steam generator to the house electric supply.

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Question
Does the steam shower require special ventilation?

Answer
No. After steambathing, it is only necessary to turn on your shower, allowing excess steam to condense within the shower enclosure.

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Question
Where do I install the steam generator?

Answer
Anywhere within 50 feet of the shower. This can be in a vanity, closet, basement, or heated attic.

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Question
Where is the MrSteam control located?

Answer
Since all MrSteam Smart Series controls are for in-shower use, it is recommended that they be located inside the shower enclosure.

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Using and Maintaining Your Steam Bath

Question
What is AutoFlush®?

Answer
AutoFlush refers to an accessory whereby after every steambathing use an automatic drain valve is opened and scale, sediment, and used water is sent to drain. This feature allows clean water to be used for the next steam bath, resulting in clean steam every time™ .

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Question
Do I need a water softener?

Answer
Generally, any reduction in the tendency for scale to form, such as effective water softening, will be beneficial.

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Question
Are there any times when I should not take a steam bath?

Answer
Generally, you should not take a steam bath immediately after a heavy meal or under the influence of alcohol.

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Question
Is breathing in the steam difficult?

Answer
No. In fact, if you use ecalyptus, Breathe, or similar AromaSteam™ essences, it will help ease nasal congestion.

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Question
How long is a typical steam bath session?

Answer
Usually 10-15 minutes, but it can be longer if desired.

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Question
Should I relax after taking a steam bath?

Answer
The longer you spend in the steam bath, the more you will need to relax. A cool bath or shower is a nice way to bring your body temperature back to normal, restore luster and close pores, helping you feel like new!

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Question
How frequently can I take a steam bath?

Answer
Every day if you wish.

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Question
What is the correct bathing temperature?

Answer
Within the 110 - 120 degree F range.

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Question
Can I lose weight in the steam shower?

Answer
Possibly, but this will only be a temporary effect.

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Question
What is the cost of operating the MrSteam steam generator in my home?

Answer
A typical steam bathing session costs pennies.

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Question
What effect will the steam have on surrounding areas?

Answer
None -- because with the shower door closed, very little steam escapes during bathing. When you have finished bathing, just turn on the shower to condense the remaining steam within the enclosure.

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Finding a Dealer and Contractor

Question
Where can I obtain more information?

Answer
See the
site map, The Steam and Sauna Connection, or use the Feedback form.

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Question
Where should I place my order for a steam generator?

Answer
Through The Steam and Sauna Connection... of course !

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Question
Who will install the steam generator?

Answer
Your dealer will quote you for this work, or recommend a suitable contractor.

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