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How to Install a No Touch Steamhead

Monday, November 16th, 2009

This post provided by ThermaSol Steam Showers –ThermaSol.com

WARNING
Avoid contact with Steamhead! It will burn you! Avoid direct contact with the steam  coming out of the  Steamhead! It is extreamly hot and will burn you! Never put Aroma oil in the Steamhead when the unit is in the ON position, or when steam is emitting from the Steamhead.

Parts Enclosed with Generator:

Steam Shower Head

Steam Shower Head

 

  • NoTouch Steamhead housing

Parts Enclosed with Steamhead Kit:

  • Clear Silicone
  • No Touch Steamhead
  • Aroma Therapy Sample
  • Quick Reference Guide

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2″ drop elbow
  • Solder
  • Flux
  • 1/2″ Copper or Brass Pipe Nipple (in appropriate length)
  • 1/2” Copper Tubing

Tools Needed:

  • 1” deep socket and ratchet
  • 2-1/2” hole cutting tool
  • Other plumbing as required

1. Drill a 2-1/2” diameter hole in the shower wall or wall above the bathtub rim for the steam outlet line. (see Figure 6).

Figure 6

Figure 6

2. Connect a 1/2″ NPT brass pipe or tubing to the steam outlet on the generator running the pipe to the 2-1/2” diameter hole in wall to connect with the Steamhead housing. Use Figure 4 as a guide. It is very important that the pipe is firmly secured to the wall, so that when the Steamhead is installed it doesn’t push the housing back into the wall. The steam line can run up, down, or horizontal; but cannot run down and then up. If it does, a steam trap may be produced at the low point blocking the flow of steam. Install a 1/2” drop elbow on the end of the 1/2” pipe or tubing for the Steamhead housing. For all the connections, use Teflon tape/solder and do not over tighten fittings. DO NOT USE PVC CEMENT.

Figure 4

Figure 4

3. When finalizing installation, install the Steamhead into the housing, making sure that the aromatherapy fill channels are facing upwards; see Figure 5. To ensure that no moisture gets behind the Steamhead and into the wall, place a generous bead of waterproof silicone around the Steamhead, using the machined groove (located on the back of the Steamhead) as a guide. Be sure there isn’t any debris within the housing, and that the two O-rings are in place on the Steamhead. Slide the Steamhead into the housing until the Steamhead is tight against the finished wall. You may need to wipe away any excess silicone. Use Figure 5 as a reference to these steps.

Figure 5

Figure 5

1.Drill a 2-1/2” diameter hole in the shower wall or wall above the bathtub rim for the steam outlet
line. (see Figure 6).
2.Connect a 1/2″ NPT brass pipe or tubing to the steam outlet on the generator running the pipe to
the 2-1/2” diameter hole in wall to connect with the Steamhead housing. Use Figure 4 as a
guide. It is very important that the pipe is firmly secured to the wall, so that when the Steamhead
is installed it doesn’t push the housing back into the wall. The steam line can run up, down, or
horizontal; but cannot run down and then up. If it does, a steam trap may be produced at the low
point blocking the flow of steam. Install a 1/2” drop elbow on the end of the 1/2” pipe or tubing for
the Steamhead housing. For all the connections, use Teflon tape/solder and do not over tighten
fittings. DO NOT USE PVC CEMENT.
3.When finalizing installation, install the Steamhead into the housing, making sure that the
aromatherapy fill channels are facing upwards; see Figure 5. To ensure that no moisture gets
behind the Steamhead and into the wall, place a generous bead of waterproof silicone around the
Steamhead, using the machined groove (located on the back of the Steamhead) as a guide. Be
sure there isn’t any debris within the housing, and that the two O-rings are in place on the
Steamhead. Slide the Steamhead into the housing until the Steamhead is tight against the
finished wall. You may need to wipe away any excess silicone. Use Figure 5 as a reference to
these steps.


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