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MrSteam e-SERIES MS150EC1 6 kW Steam Generator Incl iTempoPlus Control With Butler Package

MrSteam e-SERIES MS150EC1 6 kW Steam Generator Incl iTempoPlus Control With Butler Package

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"MAKING STEAM SINCE 1917"

This all-in-one, ready to install package gives you everything you need to create your own fully functional steam shower system at home, and at a substantial discount. The MSButler® Package features the iTempoPlus™ Control. The elegant design and easy-to-use interface of our classic steam shower control features easy-to-read LED display, precise temperature and SteamShower duration and the ability to control optional Chroma72 mood lighting and AromaSteam systems. It also allows you to program preferred settings for two different users. The MSButler® Package combines the iTempoPlus™ Control in round or square with a matching Aroma Designer SteamHead in your choice of 12 designer finishes, the SteamLinx Mobile App, AutoFlush® ® System, a condensation pan, and a Steam Generator. One selection and you’re ready to bring serenity and wellness into your home.

What's Included

  • Generator (MS90EC1)
  • iTempoPlus® Control (MSITPLUSRD-PC)
  • AutoFlush® (MS81500E)
  • Condensation Pan (103867)
  • SteamLinx (STEAMLINX)
  • SteamHead (103937PC)
  • Installation Manual

Steam Installation & Planning

What Exactly Is A Steam Shower?

A steam shower heats water until it vaporizes and then pumps that delicious steam into an enclosed area for your enjoyment. It’s a simple idea—but doing it efficiently, reliably, and beautifully is an art and a science that we’ve spent decades mastering. Click on the components below for an explanation of how a steam shower system operates

Benefits Of Steam

Wellness starts with MrSteam®

Nature’s oldest therapy is a key to living well. The innovative steam therapies have been shown to improve physical and mental well-being.

Let’s Do Steam Properly

 Choosing The Right Components For Your Steam Shower

e-SERIES Steam Generator

The Heart Of Our Intelligent Steam Shower 

The Intelligent Steambath®

E-Series Generators are crafted from recyclable stainless steel and assembled with meticulous attention to detail. Designed, engineered and assembled in Long Island City, NY to the most exacting standards, our generators are clean, green, virtually silent, and ultra-efficient. 

Mr.Steam Standard Features

  • Stainless steel tank
  • Industrial, large diameter, serviceable heating
  • Modular Plug and Play connections
  • Electronic water-level control system
  • Full-port drain valve
  • Limited lifetime generator parts warranty

Safety Features

  • Built-in, low-voltage 24-volt control
  • ASME safety valve
  • 60-minute electronic countdown shutdown with 75-minute limiting safety back-up

Steam Generator Features

Install Up To 60 Ft Away

Installs in areas such as a cabinet, closet, under a sealed bench or in an insulated attic.

Steam IQ

Exclusive microprocessor operating system is the brains of our intelligent steam generator.

Plug & Play Steam Shower Accessories

Easily install spa therapy accessories or components such as AromaTherapy, ChromaTherapy, SteamLinx, and more.

Self-Diagnostics

LED indicators to help you troubleshoot any connection and maintenance challenges.

Built With Surgical Stainless Steel

Naturally corrosion-resistant, 100 percent recyclable stainless steel inside and out.

Easy On The Environment

Designed to save water and energy. Uses less than two gallons of water vs 40 gallons for an ordinary bath.

Safety First

60-minute automatic cut-off, low voltage board, designed for easy access and safe service.

Unmatched Quality And Certified For Safety

US and Canadian UL listed, and CE and NOM certified for unsurpassed quality and safety.

Industrial Heating Element

Reliable, industrial grade and the industry's largest copper heating element heats fast and is easy to remove and service.

One Platform

All MS Generators work with all MrSteam Controls and with the SteamLinx Mobile App.

Whisper Quiet

Our water solenoid technology ensures that the generator is whisper-quiet and never hammers or hums.

Small Footprint

Compact, easy to install, and about the size of a large briefcase. Requires zero clearance, so it can be placed flush against the wall.​

AutoSteam

Maintains constant steam by introducing just the right amount of water through a proprietary dispersal chamber AutoSteam.​

Technical Specifications Diagram

Steam installation & planning

Steam Generator 360 View

Steam Generator Video

 

Butler Package

Featuring The Classic iTempoPlus® 

Effortless Residential Steam Shower Programming 

Simple. Elegant. Classic. At the heart of this all-in-one, ready to install steam shower package is the classic iTempoPlus Control. Simple, elegant, and easy-to-use, the digital display allows easy yet precise programing of your steam shower features. 

Butler Package Video

iTempoPlus® Control

The More Complete Steamtherapy Experience 

Add aromatherapy & chromatherapy

Pure. Simple. Without Limits. It's never been easier to optimize your steam shower experience. With an elegant design and easy to use interface, you can control more than steam. Connect AromaSteam and ChromaSteam systems to create a personalized wellness center.

We've simplified it for you. An all-in-one, ready to install steam shower package with our classic iTempoPlus control. It combines everything you need at a substantial discount.

Control Styles & Finishes

Match Your Bath Décor Preferences 

Round Shape Square Shape

Polished Chrome

Polished Chrome

Brushed Nickel

Brushed Nickel

Oil Rubbed Bronze

Oil Rubbed Bronze

iTempoPlus® Control Video

Aroma Designer ® Steamhead

Steamheads That Match Your Bathroom Decor.

Suffuse Your Steam Shower with Aroma 

Comes in two shapes, square and round, and 11 beautiful finishes that blend seamlessly with any bathroom decor. Manufactured in solid brass. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to suffuse your steam shower with soothing or invigorating natural aromas. 

Available in Square and Round shape

A SteamTherapy Bonus

More than Steam - Wellspring of Health. The sleek and integrated oil well is designed to infuse steam with your essential oils— enhancing your steam experience through aromatherapy. The AromaSteam SteamHead goes above and beyond to make sure your steam experience is fully realized. 

Aroma Glass® Steamhead Video

SteamLinx® Module

Add The SteamLinx Module To Enable Mobile Device Steam Room Control 

Start Your Steam Shower From Anywhere In Your Home 

Introducing the latest Mobile Steam Room Technology, the SteamLinx Mobile System. SteamLinx allows for seamless control of essential steam room functionality using your smart phone or mobile device.

SteamLinx gives you the convenience of controlling your steam shower from anywhere using a smartphone or mobile device. Start your steam shower, adjust the temperature, duration and stop it with a tap. When you enable the SteamLinx skill for Alexa, you can just ask Amazon Alexa. Compatible with MS Generators serial numbers 1174000 and higher. 

SteamLinx, a revolution in controlling steam room functionality remotely. Start your steam session anytime, anywhere—from your bed, your backyard, or even while you are still on your way home. Your steam shower will be ready when you are.

Click here to know more about the Steamlinx® Module

 Features

 
CONTROL YOUR STEAM FROM ANYWHERE

Control of all your steam room functionality from anywhere, anytime, so that it is ready when you are.

JUST ASK AMAZON ALEXA

Enable the SteamLinx skill for Alexa when SteamLinx is installed. Then ask Alexa to start your steam bath.

EASY PLUG N’ PLAY

Easily installs and connects to your generator and home router.

WORKS WITH ALL CONTROLS

Use your smartphone or mobile device to control your steam shower

SET YOUR TEMPERATURE

Whatever your preference, program your temperature and get comfortable

SET YOUR OWN TIME

Use our standard 60-minute timer and take total control of how long you want your steam experience to last.

Specifications

Diagram

Box Content

  • SteamLinx Generator Module
  • SteamLinx Router Module
  • 6 foot Ethernet Cord
  • Power Adapter

SteamLinx® Module Video

Alexa Guide

Start Your Steam Shower From Anywhere In Your Home. Voice Assist for MrSteam Systems 

How To Control Your MrSteam System With Amazon Alexa When SteamLinx Is Installed 

MrSteam residential steam shower systems now work with Amazon Alexa when SteamLinx is installed. You can “talk” to your steam shower through Alexa. Ask questions, get helpful answers or give basic commands on settings and functions. 

AutoFlush® Self-Cleaning System

Clean Steam... Every Time® 

Clean Steam Without Lifting a Finger

Your steam generator is the most important component of your steam shower. Protect your investment with AutoFlush. AutoFlush is a MrSteam exclusive product. It’s an automatic self-cleaning system that promotes a long, healthy life for steam generators by automatically flushing the generator of sediment two hours after every steambath.

We automate everything in the background, so no work is needed after every steam shower session. AutoFlush assures that you get clean steam every time.

The optional AutoFlush System feature automatically drains the MrSteam system following each use. A time delay allows the water to cool down (about two hours) before it drains by gravity for a safe and gentle operation.

AutoFlush® Video


Condensation Pan

Prevents Water Spillage From The Generator 

Protects against potential water leaks

Sitting under our e-SERIES Generators, the Condensation Pan protects from potential water escape. Just locate the condensation pan on a solid level surface and place the steam generator inside the condensation pan. Ensure the steam generator is level as condensation pan drains by gravity.

Mr.Steam strongly recommends the use of a condensation pan in the unlikely event of a plumbing leak

Features

  • E-Series Generators are crafted from recyclable stainless steel and assembled with meticulous attention to detail. Designed, engineered and assembled in Long Island City, NY to the most exacting standards, our generators are clean, green, virtually silent, and ultra-efficient
  • The iTempoPlus® control makes it easier than ever to optimize your steam shower experience with an elegant design and easy to use interface, that allows you to control more than steam
  •  AutoFlush® is an automatic self-cleaning system that promotes a long, healthy life for steam generators by automatically flushing the generator of sediment two hours after every steambath
  • The Condensation Pan protects bathrooms from potential water escape and drains by gravity
  • SteamLinx, a revolution in controlling steam room functionality from your smartphone or mobile device, allows you to start your steam session anytime, anywhere—from your bed or even from your backyard

Product Specifications

 Weight 42lb
Width (Side To Side) 14-1/2"
Depth (Front To Back) 6 ¾"
Height (Top To Bottom) 14-¾"
Dimensions 14-1/2" x 14-¾" x 6 ¾" (W x H x D)
Shipping Dimensions 33" x 13" x 22" (W x H x D)

Technical Specifications

AMPS 25 A
Compatible Genrator  MS150EC1
Construction Materials  Stainless Steel
Control (Adjustable Session?) Yes
Control (Adjustable Temperature?) Yes
Control (Steam Head Included?) Yes
Control (Screen Size) 2"
Control Clock Yes
Country Of Origin United States

Generator (Automatic Shut-Off)

Yes 

Generator (BTU)

20472.85

Generator (Drain Location)

Right 

Generator (Drain Opening)

1/2" NPT

Generator (End Connection)

NPT

Generator (Fuel Type/ Power Option)

Electric

Generator (GPC)

0.8 GAL. PER 20 MIN CYCLE
LE

Generator (GPM)

0.037 GPM

Generator (Line Fuse)

35
Generator (Max Room Volume) 107 Cu. Ft.
Generator (Maximum Pressure) 0 PSI
Generator (Maximum Temperature) 45°C
Generator (Maximum Time) 60 min.
Generator (MBH) 20.47
Generator Phase 1 PH
Generator (Pipe Fitting & Tubing) 1/2 NPT & 3/8 NPT
Generator (Steam Production Time) 15 min.
Generator (Wire Gauge) 8 AWG
Installation Type  Hardwired
Kilowatts 6kW
Watts 6000W
VOLTS 240V
Uses Electricity? Yes

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty for MrSteam Residential Steambath Generator Products Installed in the United States or Canada.

"Mr.Steam® warrants that every Mr.Steam® Residential Steambath Generator (“Generator”) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for its lifetime. Mr.Steam® will repair or replace (at its option) a Generator that fails to conform to this warranty. If the warranty claim is made within two years from the date of purchase of the Generator, Mr.Steam® will provide free in-home warranty service, parts, and labor. If the warranty claim is made after two years from the date of purchase of the Generator, Mr.Steam® will provide a lifetime warranty on parts.

Mr.Steam will repair or replace (at its option) Mr.Steam Controls and Accessories if they fail to conform to this limited warranty. All warranty work will be performed without charge when the Mr.Steam Control and Accessory are returned to the location designated by Mr.Steam within 2 years of the date of purchase. To obtain warranty service, call 800-614-7411 or support@usbathstore.com.

Warranty Service within 2 years from the date of purchase

If the warranty claim is made within two years from the date of purchase of the Generator, MrSteam will provide free in-home warranty service, parts, and labor.

Note: If in the judgment of MrSteam the defect is not covered by this warranty, the costs of any in-home service, as well as the costs of repair or replacement together with all freight charges, will be the responsibility of the claimant.

Downloads

Installation manual

Technical Specifications

Brochure

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Options & Accessories

AromaSteam Essential Oils 5 Pack 10mL

Aromatherapy has been recognized for centuries for having potentially profound healing effects. Aromatherapy was mankind’s first medicine, a holistic practice of caring for the body using botanical oils. Essential oils can help awaken and stimulate, or relax and promote better sleep. The Mr.Steam® Aromas are a unique collection of natural fragrances, available in 10 mL bottles, that enrich the steam experience. Each aromatic oil offers a distinct fragrance with characteristic benefits.

Scent included:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Evergreen
  • Energizing Mint
  • Breathe

AromaSteam Essential Oil 1L

Aromatherapy has been recognized for centuries as having potentially profound healing effects. Aromatherapy was mankind’s first medicine, a holistic practice of caring for the body using botanical oils. Essential oils can help awaken and stimulate, or relax and promote better sleep. The Mr.Steam® Aromas are a unique collection of natural fragrances, available in 1-Liter bottles, that enrich the steam experience. Each aromatic oil offers a distinct fragrance with characteristic benefits.

Scent available to choose from:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Evergreen
  • Mint
  • Breathe

Chakra 7 x 10ml Bottle Oil Pack

Mr.Steam® introduces specially formulated essential oils extracted from organic flowers and plant materials. The Mr.Steam® Chakra blends may support the body's specific needs. Each Mr.Steam® Chakra oil offers an unique fragrance with characteristic benefits.

Scent included:

  • Red Vitality
  • Invigorating Orange
  • Yellow Awakening
  • Green Harmony
  • Celestial Blue
  • Mystic Indigo
  • Violet Nirvana

AromaSteam Electronic Oil-Delivery System With Stainless Steel Caddy For Essential Oils & Chakra Oils

Effortlessly infuse your steam shower with the AromaSteam® System. This state-of-the-art injector pump electronically atomizes our organic botanical fragrances into your steam at the source, for the most complete and consistent infusion of delightful essences into your steam shower. We’ve raised aroma to an art form.

Pressure Release Valve 1/2" 15PSI

The pressure-reducing valve with a balanced piston design has an internal thermal expansion bypass, corrosion-resistant sealed bronze body, bonnet, and an integral SS strainer.

HomeWizard Home Automation

HomeWizard® lets you activate your steam shower from almost any location, leveraging the advanced functions of an existing home automation system (your computer or in-home control system). Installers simply connect the single interface module cable to a Mr.Steam® eSeries steam generator and program the unit on the home automation system's console. HomeWizard® also pairs with the wireless iGenie® control.

Color available:

  • Black
  • White

Recessed Light With 120V LED Driver

Our Recessed Lights are crafted with aluminum bezels and assembled with meticulous attention to detail. You don’t need to worry about steam room moisture and temperature levels with this low voltage LED light. With an impressive 600 lumens, this 3 ½“ high x 4 ¼” diameter light is UL listed and includes a 120 VAC LED driver and rough-in bracket.

Color available:

  • Aluminum Polished
  • Aluminum Satin

MusicTherapy Audio@Home System

Mr.Steam® Works with AirTempo®, iTempoPlus™ Controls or Stand-Alone Control, operates with smartphones, iPods, tablets, or any Bluetooth® enabled device.

ChromaTherapy ChromaSteam Lighting System For AirTempo, iTempoPlus, and iSteam3 Controls

Step into your shower. Let the steam envelope you. Now extend a hand and effortlessly dial in just the mood you're seeking. Your elegant, vapor-sealed LED mood lighting will respond with a flood of pure energy.

Depending on the installation, the user can select from the following color modes using either a standard wall switch or the CHROMA button on their eTempo Plus control.

  • Bright White
  • Green
  • Blue/Green
  • Red
  • Violet
  • Chameleon (slow automatic cycle)
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Party Mode (fast automatic cycle)

MusicTherapy 1 Pair Audio Speakers With Powerful Bass

Custom designed to bring rich sound to your shower and to look good while doing it. Designed to be fully splash-proof and flush mount in style, these speakers have a peak output of 60 Watts, with powerful bass and crystal clear mid’s and high’s. They’re ready for music from any source via standard speaker wiring. Included in the iDream® Package.

Color available:

  • Black
  • White

Style:

  • Round
  • Square

 

Temperature Probe Sensor For iSteam3, iTempo, iTempoPlus & AirTempo Controls

Mr.Steam® Remote temperature probe used to accurately read the temperature inside the steamroom and send it to the controller.

Wall-Mounted Folding Shower Seat

The in-shower wall seat for the home spa offered by Mr. Steam is perfect for sitting and relaxing in steam. The contemporary styled seat easily folds up against the wall for added space when needed in the steam shower. The seat is built to hold up to 250 pounds as well as meeting ADA specifications.

Finishes:

  • Brushed Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Nickel
  • Satin Brass

Broadway Collection® Single Robe Hook In Polished Chrome

Inspired by the allure and glamour of the stage, the Broadway Collection® offers traditional curved lines to increase the heated surface for your towel and robe. It's a timeless design that is always on-trend. So, become the focal point in the warmth of the spotlight. Discover a new way to immerse your senses and surround yourself in aromatherapy. In addition to providing you with a warm, dry towel after you bathe, this collection includes an essential oil well.

TALA® 6.76 oz Rhassoul Lava Clay

From Morocco to your face, TALA® Bath & Body Rhassoul Clay is a meticulously dried, and transformative silken powder that absorbs liquid or oil from skin and hair, removing excess oils and replacing them with healthful minerals. It may reduce dryness and flakiness, improve skin clarity and elasticity, and possibly help remove impurities and unblock pores. Self-confidence is nurtured by healthy and glowing skin TALA® Bath & Body Rhassoul Clay gives you dependable skin confidence.

Broadway® Wall-Mounted Electric Towel Warmer with Digital Timer in Polished Chrome

Set the stage for comfort. Inspired by the allure and glamour of the stage, the Broadway Collection offers traditional curved lines to increase the heated surface for your towel and robe. It’s a timeless design that is always on trend. So, become the focal point in the warmth of the spotlight.

    Bar Available:

    • 8
    • 11
    • 13
    • 21

    Metro® Wall-Mounted Electric Towel Warmer with Digital Timer in Stainless Steel

    Inspired by the contemporary design and made with heating wire to lighten the weight, the Metro Collection® brings home refined lines to complement the most stylish sanctuaries. It's a worthy match for your daily routine, giving you a renewed sense of well-being every day.

    Bar:

    • 8
    • 11

    Color:

    • Brushed
    • Polished

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are you worried that installing a steam shower in your home might be an intimidating prospect? After all, this is likely something you’ve never done before. And you may have questions – lots of questions – and aren’t sure where to get the answers.

    That’s why we created this steam shower FAQ – to give you answers to your top steam shower installation questions. We’ll help you learn how easy it is to install a steam shower and how quickly you can enjoy the benefits of steam at home!

    Click Here To See The FAQ Section

    How do I size my steam shower generator?

     

    Mr. Steam considers how to size a steam shower generator so important that we've developed the Virtual Spa System. It provides a streamlined step-by-step guide that walks you through sizing a generator, and also selecting your control, steam head and adding other options as well if you like. Go to https://usbathstore.com/ and enter the dimensions of your shower enclosure and select what finish material you’ll be installing on the walls, and ceiling and VirtualSpa will tell you which generator is best for your project.

    Where can I purchase MrSteam products – Steam Shower Packages, Steam Showers Control, Steam Shower Generator, and Steam Shower Accessories?

     

    Visit US Bath Store

    Where can I find the Smart Sizing tool to determine what size MrSteam Residential Steam Shower generator I need?

     

    To find the Smart Sizing tool, go to https://usbathstore.com/. You will find it just below the new interactive Virtual Steam Shower Generator and the Steam Shower generator Video. If you would also like to virtually select the steam shower control and steam head, please visit https://usbathstore.com/.

    Do MrSteam Steam Shower Systems work with smart home and home automation systems?

     

    Your MrSteam SteamShower System can integrate with many Home Automation and Smart Home systems by using our HomeWizard System, https://usbathstore.com/. Speak with your Home Automation system professional about installation options.
    What are the differences between the MrSteam Steam Shower Controls, iSteam3, AirTempo, iTempoPlus, and iTempo?

     

    They offer four distinct steam shower controls. Their most technologically advanced control, with unsurpassed swipe touch functionality in a sleek, contemporary package, the iSteam3. The only wireless steam shower control available, Air Tempo mounts on almost any hard surface. Their push-button friendly iTempoPlus and iTempo that mount nearly flush and are available in 11 designer finishes. You can learn about each in this complete article, Which Steam Shower Control Is Right for You?
    How do I install my MrSteam Steam Shower Generator?

     

    Before installing your new Steam Shower System, we recommend that you consult with licensed a professionals like a contractor, a plumber and an electricians about installing a steam shower system. To help you understand the steps involved here is an article that you may find helpful. 

    Read this article: https://usbathstore.com/blogs/learning-center/how-to-install-a-steam-generator-3-minute-video-from-mrsteam

    Does My Existing Tub/Shower Need To Be Modified?

     

    Most do, while others may not need to be. All have to be water tight on all walls and the ceiling. A licensed contractor who is familiar with steam can help you make that happen.

    We do recommend ceiling heights be no higher than 8’. You only need to tile and water seal the portion of the ceiling that will be directly exposed to the steam (inside the steam shower). The primary purpose is to retain heat and prevent moisture from escaping the shower enclosure.

    What Determines The Size Of A Mrsteam Steam Shower Generator?

     

    The size of your shower enclosure, in total cubic feet, along with finish material, will determine which MrSteam generator you will need. The larger the space, the more steam you need to fill it. And the more steam you need, the larger the generator needs to be. You may be reconfiguring a current shower for steam or constructing an entirely new space – large or small. We do recommend that your shower enclosure not be smaller than 3’ x 3’ x 7’. That way you have enough space to stand or sit a safe distance from the steam head.

    In all cases, there are a few criteria to take into account when selecting the right generator size:

    • The steam shower dimensions: length, width, height. Multiply each to determine your total room volume in cubic feet.
    • The materials for the shower walls and ceiling each have different heat retention properties, and this will be a factor in the generator you choose
    Where Do I Install The Mrsteam Generator?

     

    A MrSteam generator can be installed anywhere within 60’ of your steam room—in a heated attic or basement, closet, vanity, etc. We recommend leaving 12” of excess space on the top and sides for servicing and to ensure adequate ventilation.

    Do not install the steam generator inside the actual shower enclosure or in an unheated location where the water supply piping might freeze.

    How Much Water Does A Steam Shower Use – And How Much Does It Cost To Operate?

     

    You may be surprised to learn that energy usage for a MrSteam steam shower is typically less than $1 for an average steam shower session. To produce the steam needed for a typical 20-minute steam bathing session, a home steam generator only needs to heat two gallons of water—much less water than you use in a bath or shower! A week’s worth of steam sessions uses only 14 gallons of water.

    Who Should Help Us Install The Steam Shower?

     

    Because steam shower installation involves both water and electricity, we recommends professional installation by a licensed plumber, electrician, or contractor who is familiar with steam. USBathStore can supply the names of contractors and answer any questions your builder or contractor might have about steam shower installation.

    How Does A Home Steam Shower Work?

     

    A steam generator, typically no larger than a briefcase and often installed in a vanity or closet, heats the water to a boil. You push a button, delivering the resulting steam from the generator to the steam head outlet and into your shower enclosure. And then you relax and enjoy the luxury of steam. It's really quite simple.

    When/Where Did Steam Bathing Begin?

     

    The desire to cleanse, purify and enjoy steam in a communal setting stretches back as far as the Bronze Age. Steam bathing has always been a way to meet and socialize, relax and leave behind the stress of the day – whether that be in the thermae of ancient Rome, the sweat lodges of the Native Americans or the spring-fed onsen of the Japanese.

    What Kind Of Wall And Ceiling Materials Are Best For Constructing A Steam Shower?

     

    The more porous a material (e.g., marble, shale, granite, glass block, or concrete), the more quickly it will dissipate heat, rather than retaining it.

    If you choose the natural beauty of marble or stone for your steam shower, be sure to select a more powerful generator to compensate for the faster heat loss. Conversely, choosing nonporous materials like ceramic, porcelain or acrylic, will retain heat in the shower, and a smaller generator will be adequate.

    Do I Have To Tile The Entire Bathroom Ceiling Or Just The Shower Ceiling?

     

    You only need to tile the portion of the ceiling that will be directly exposed to the steam (inside the steam shower). Remember, the primary purpose of the tile is to retain heat and prevent moisture from escaping the shower enclosure.

    Where Should I Install The Steam Generator?

     

    A MrSteam generator can be installed anywhere within 60 feet of your steam room—in a heated attic or basement, closet, vanity etc. Just note that we recommend leaving 12 inches of excess space on the top and sides for servicing and to ensure adequate ventilation.

    Do not install the steam generator inside the actual shower enclosure or in an unheated location where the water supply piping might freeze.

    What Kind Of Seating Should I Install In The Steam Shower?

     

    Seating style is a personal preference and may depend on the shower room’s size.

    To maximize space in smaller showers, you might opt for a fold-up seat, such as the MrSteam teak seat, coated for moisture protection. Some users opt for a tiled bench that can be installed diagonally in a corner or along a wall, opposite the steam head.

    How Much Does A Steam Generator Cost?

     

    List prices for generators begin at $1,575 plus installation costs. Use our Virtual Spa Tool to get a handle on the pricing.

    What Is The Minimum Size For A Steam Shower?

     

    We recommend that your shower enclosure be a minimum of 3’ x 3’ x 7’. That way you have enough space to safely stand or sit on a fold-up seat installed across from the steam head.

    Is It Ok To Have A Window In My Steam Shower?

     

    While a window in the shower is common in some homes, many homeowners are concerned about steam (moisture) getting between the window and the outside wall.

    For steam showers that have an exterior window, you need to make sure they are properly insulated to prevent steam from escaping. We recommend using double-paned windows. If your window slides open, make sure it is gasketed to prevent steam loss during a shower.

    Can I Include A Transom In My Steam Shower?

     

    Some people have a transom window in their shower (think of a horizontal window that sits above a door, which sometimes is hinged to allow air movement). Although this window is mostly a design choice, it offers the practical benefit of allowing air into the shower when steam is not used. This allows moisture to exit from the enclosure (compared to a closed, air tight door).

    Just make sure it’s closed during a steam shower.

    Do I Need To Slope My Steam Shower’s Ceiling?

     

    Small grouted ceiling tiles tend to drip at the edges. As a result, smaller tiles with many grout joints may require a slight slope to prevent condensation from dripping down on top of the unsuspecting bather.

    In a residential setting, slope the ceiling 1/2" per foot away from where you will be sitting.

    If you use a solid material for your ceiling, like a sheet of Swanstone, you may not need a slope since it doesn’t trap condensation the same way grouted tiles do.

    Can I Install Lighting In My Steam Shower?

     

    When installing a light in a steam shower, make sure it is vapor proof and provides protection against moisture entry. The light is typically protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), which will shut off the power if it detects moisture in the fixture. MrSteam manufactures both recessed and surface mounted lights that are UL and cETus listed.

    What Should I Do If My Steam Generator Starts Leaking Water?

     

    Your steam generator should not leak, but in the event that it does, turn off the water along with the unit’s power supply.

    Contact our technical service department at 00-614-7411 and be ready to provide the generator’s model and serial number, how long it has been installed and where the leak appears to be coming from.

    We recommend installing a drip pan under the steam generator, which will prevent moisture damage in the case of possible leaks.

    Why Is Sealing Steam Shower Windows And Doors So Important?

     

    Sealed windows and doors mean that your steam shower will do what it’s supposed to do: provide you with a steam room experience in an enclosure where steam doesn’t escape and drafts can’t get you.

    There are two aspects to ensuring that perfect steam shower experience:

      We recommend installing a drip pan under the steam generator, which will prevent moisture damage in the case of possible leaks.

      How to Seal Your Steam Shower Windows

       

      Imagine that the personal steam spa sanctuary you have in mind is one where the outdoors seems to be one with indoors. Expansive windows bring sunlight and greenery inside. As you step into your glass enclosed steam shower, and billowy steam fills the space, you bask in the sunny green-tinted mist and feel the weight of the world leave your shoulders…

      That vision is totally doable as long as you – or rather your installation professional – properly seal your steam shower windows and doors.

        So, let’s talk about it.

        Why Is Sealing Steam Shower Windows And Doors So Important?

        Sealed windows and doors mean that your steam shower will do what it’s supposed to do: provide you with a steam room experience in an enclosure where steam doesn’t escape and drafts can’t get you.

        There are two aspects to ensuring that perfect steam shower experience:

        • Windows in your steam shower enclosure that face and may open to the outside
        • The glass windows, panels and doors around your steam shower enclosure

        Let’s explore both and how to ensure each is properly sealed.

        How To Seal An Exterior Window In A Steam Shower

        A poorly insulated window anywhere in your home is problematic. Even more when you have an exterior window in your steam sanctuary. Not only can it lead to energy loss, but also to uncomfortable drafts that completely take away from your relaxing SteamTherapy wellness session.

        An exterior window connects the inside of your home to the outside; it visually brings the natural world into your home. However, since it interacts with the outdoors, it also has to deal with temperature changes that can stress the window materials through expansion and contraction.

        Furthermore, according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, heat naturally moves toward cold surfaces. If your exterior steam shower window isn’t properly sealed, that steamy vapor will escape outdoors or penetrate the window itself.

        Advice On Sealing Your Steam Shower Exterior Windows

        So you can experience the outdoors in your steam room on your terms only (i.e., the steam stays in and the cold air stays out), here is advice for dealing with those exterior windows.

        Kris Lee, MrSteam Regional Sales Manager who started out in technical support, explains that for maximum protection you should ensure that your external window is composed of double paned glass to prevent any heat or cold from coming in or going out.

        The editors at Fine Homebuilding magazine encourage the use of vinyl-clad windows housed in a wooden jamb, cement backer board, a waterproof membrane, and a good quality silicone caulk. About the window, they explain,

        “The vinyl provides maintenance-free protection from moisture for the window itself. The all-wood jamb provides a flat and sound base. Make sure that you locate the window outside the range of the spray from the showerhead.”

        And,

        ‘When the tile is complete and the grout is sealed, use a good silicone caulk where any two planes come together, like where the window meets the newly tiled jamb.’

        They also recommend checking every year to anticipate cracked joints that you might caulk or grout if necessary.

        How To Seal The Glass Windows, Panels And Doors Around Your Steam Spa For The Best Puffy White Steam

        Next is sealing the glass windows, large glass doors and side panels that face inside your home and allow even more light into your steam shower.

        Your personal steam shower needs to be enclosed and insulated to keep the soothing steam in place. It should be equipped with a water-tight shower door, too. And although the shower space needs to be water-tight, it does not have to be air-tight.

        In fact, some air infiltration, especially around the shower door, allows you to see the steam form. “When your shower is completely water-tight, you get that puffy white vapor that is integral to the steam experience,” says Lee. "Create a water-tight seal steam shower door seal--rather than just an air-tight one--to get the best puffy white steam."

        Advice On Sealing Glass Windows, Panels And Doors

        According to Lee, it’s best to seal doors and glass panels with a glazing gasket or strips. These gaskets or strips are made of rubber; they go on each side of the glass, holding it in place while keeping moisture in the shower area.

        Similarly, add a silicone weather strip at the bottom of the glass door for a better seal.

        The editors of Buildipedia say the key to successfully installing waterproof glass panels is to lay down a thick bead of silicone caulk on shower curbs and side rails, as well as any joints where the frames meet the walls.

        Bonus Tip: How To Ventilate Your Sealed Steam Shower

        So you’ve taken care of properly sealing all your windows, glass panels and doors, and can go about regularly enjoying all of your steam shower’s steamy goodness. Here’s how to easily let that steam out when you’re done:

        • Turn on your shower to condense the remaining steam in the enclosure before stepping out.
        • Use an exhaust fan. Standard exhaust fans (located outside of your steam shower) will remove the moist air from your bathroom.
        • Install a louver. When opened, a louver will let air out of your steam shower so the exhaust fan can take care of it.

        Reminder: No heating, venting or air conditioning devices should be installed inside the steam room!

        In short, if you do have windows in your steam shower, you don’t need to worry. As long as they are properly sealed, they won't in any way detract from your steam room experience.

        What Other Steam Shower Questions Can We Help You With?

        At MrSteam, we’re dedicated to answering all of your questions regarding steam room installation and design. If you have questions about steam, let us know in the comments. We want you to fully enjoy the health and wellness benefits of steam.

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