Steam Bath Generator
With every steam generator, fresh hot or cold water is heated to produce steam, which is forced through copper tubing connected to the steam head. The generator shuts off after a set time or when the desired temperature is reached, whichever happens first.
Custom steam doors can fit any opening with the addition of side panels and transoms above the door. Some however, are made in limited sizes, so they work best with new construction.
generators, see Sizing a Steam Generator on page 122.
It’s important to note that not all steam generators are created equal. Some produce a softer steam that is less likely to burn bathers as it is being emitted. Ideally, you should shop around and experience different steam systems to find the one you like best. However, note that you can purchase a steam deflector shield to create a more pleasurable bathing environment. When placed over the steam head, the deflector disperses the steam flow, thereby reducing hot spots and creating a more comfortable experience.
Some steam generators operate more quietly than others. You might want to find ways to muffle your generator’s noise.
Some units have an automatic draining system that ensures fresh water is used for each steam bath. This also prevents stagnant
water from standing in the unit, where bacteria can breed and scale can build up.
Finally, most steam heads contain a reservoir for essential oils used in aromatherapy. When the steam comes out of the head, it carries the fragrance throughout the shower. If this is important to you, make sure your steam head has this feature.
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