Setting Up the Ideal Steam Shower

Things We Need to Have Ready to Go

All steam rooms require only a 15mm/1/2 inch connection for both the hot and cold water supplies. With the temperature settings changed, you’ll need a hot and cold water supply hidden behind the unit. A 15mm or ” male connector is always on the back of the steam cabin valve. Braided flexible hoses are recommended for connecting the team and the supply. Because a steam shower must be constructed in a location other than where it will ultimately be installed, the braided hoses provide the mobility necessary for this process. The stockings should be connected to the 15mm threaded connection on the valve, and isolating valves should be installed on the piping feeding the water supply so that the water can be turned off to the shower if necessary (this is good practice). The water can be turned back on to the house while the installation is continued. The better models will include these adaptable hoses as standard equipment.

To avoid having to “cut” or otherwise modify your unit to fit against the wall or corner of your choice, the waste pipe to the unit must be supplied below the floor. A 1 ” waste pipe with sufficient ‘downwards’ fall should be underneath the steam shower. Again, a ‘flexible waste connector’ is required to connect the unit to the shower’s trap to move it as needed during construction. Electricity: Most steam shower cabins will require a 13 amp standard 240v connection (two if it has a whirlpool bath function), which can be found in any decent hardware store. This is the most crucial part; therefore, choose a professional electrician if there is any water around. The Steam units can’t be adequately water-proofed without a separately fused spur of 13 amps. An RCD must control the outlets to prevent fires and allow the appliance to be isolated if necessary. YOUR ELECTRICIAN WILL HAVE THE BEST ADVICE since I insisted that only trained professionals perform electrical work. The unit’s power is converted to a safe of 12 volts so that the lights and radio can be used.

The Rules of Unit Construction That You Must Never Forget!
Poly tetrafluoro ethylene, or PTFE for short, is sometimes called plumber’s tape. A 15mm or ” connector requires one.
Second, keep your screws tight, and don’t mess up until the very end. As you move, the glass and panels can bend and swivel into place.
3. Make sure everything is in working order before you begin.
Do you require a PEV? Relief Valve for Uneven Pressure? This not only helps maintain stable temperatures but also prolongs the life of your shower’s valve.
Fifth, fill the tub or tray with water if you can before checking for cracks or leaks.

Wait 24 hours after installation to use the unit for the first time to allow the silicone to cure fully.


Once everything is in position and you’re ready to start, spanner in hand, the shower tray or tub base will be the first item standing in your way. The first order of business is to make sure the garbage trap and waste pipe are wholly connected and watertight. It’s easy at this point to check for leaks by filling the tub or pouring water into the web to make sure all rubber gaskets and fittings are secure. Second, make sure the tray or tub is perfectly horizontal by adjusting the legs. Ensure the tub is leveled before proceeding with the rest of the build. This will ensure that it stands straight and tall and that all connections can be made with the components “sitting” in their proper places.


This is a job for at least two individuals to tackle. Many of the connections to the valve, water jets, and anything else you can see are just hand-tight for shipping, so you should start by inspecting all the panels and the rear of the control panel to ensure everything is watertight. The first step is to secure the ‘back panels’ to the tub by almost tightening their connections to the base; however, you should not fully draw these connections just yet; instead, leave them with the fixings to keep them in place but loose enough to allow them some movement. Then, insert the control panel; the best steam shower units will have a rubber or plastic strip running along the lengths of where the committees meet to ensure a waterproof fitting; otherwise, it would be highly advisable to run a small bead of silicon down the lengths; it is better to use too much silicon than too little, as any excess can be wiped off.


With the shower finally starting to look like a shower. The structure of the glass doors is the following step. The most efficient method involves constructing this component independently of the rain and then hoisting it into place once construction is complete. The framework’s connection screws are famously tricky to assemble, so ensure you have plenty of room to work with them. Connect the bottom component to the sides and then the top structure from the bottom up. Then you may screw in any ‘fixed glasses’ and holding/support parts. After this is complete, the framework can be lifted onto the shower tray or tub. If necessary, the connection between the framework and the panels can be tightened using silicone. Remember that nothing should be drawn just yet so the fitting process can proceed quickly.

Most steam showers’ primary features and controls are located on the roof. Lift the ceiling onto the rain carefully to check that the holes “marry up” correctly. (silicone between the top and the panels that it sits on is not as significant because here is where water pressure is low)

Check that all panels and pieces stand and fit as they should before tightening any remaining screws or fixings on the shower. CONNECTIONS: Now is probably the best time to fix any shelves, riser rails, and other components that come with the battery to the unit itself. It’s also a good time to plug in the fan, the speakers, and other electrical components that need to be wired into the system. Braided hoses allow for the incorporation of both hot and cold water connections. There should be no ambiguity in the labels or the nature of the links. The water supply, typically situated in the middle and feeds from the shower valve or straight from the cold water feed, is the first of three connections to the steam generator. The second is the steam outlet, which is the highest and connects to the unit’s steam exit, and the third is the water drainage, which usually connects to the waste through a pipe affixed to a fixture.


If I haven’t forgotten anything, the only thing you’ll need to worry about now is closing the unit’s doors. A thin bead of silicone down the lengths of the panels and tray/tub before installing them is recommended to ensure a waterproof fit, as is the case with any shower enclosure. Even while it’s not always required, this considerably improves the unit’s resistance to water damage. Then, take a few minutes (or more, depending on the team’s condition) to inspect the frame for cracks and other potential entry places for water. The next step is to install the doors, which can be done quickly by attaching the included door cams to the ‘runners’ of the framework and adjusting them so that the doors slide smoothly and efficiently.


Before doing anything else, BE THOROUGH and make sure that everything is in working order by running through all of the electric and water features. If everything seems reasonable at this point, as it should if you’ve been following this guide, you can attach the valve to the shower head and start spraying. One person should spray the corners, another should spray the lengths connecting them, a third should spray the bottoms, and a fourth should check for water leaks from under the unit before sliding the shower back into its permanent resting place.

Finally, you’ve reached the end. Relax.
With this manual and some independent thought, you should be able to have your shower set up and running smoothly in no time. If done correctly, a steam shower can last the lifetime of your home. It is a beautiful luxury since it provides a soothing environment to unwind.
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Thanks, Andy Ellis
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