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    Default Anyone tried using 1 steam generator for 2 steam showers?

    I've got two showers which I'll be having built within 10 feet of each other; is it possible or has anyone tried using 1 steam generator for two showers?

    I intend to only use 1 at a time, each shower is ~225cubic feet.


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    Are the showers right beside each other?

    Won't properly work @ 10 feet apart
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    The showers are not right beside each other. I was thinking of using an electrically actuated diverter valve at the end of the steam generator (triggered by the control panel to turn the steam on) for each of the showers. Part of my basement is undeveloped, so I can run steam piping to both showers from the basement after the valve. In theory it should work. Not sure where I'll find a 3/4" electrically actuated diverter valve which is economical though.

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    Ive never seen or heard a unit that can do 2. Usually a steam unit only come with 1 controller which gets mounted in the shower with a cord about 20ft long. Also check to make sure you can have the unit in the basement. Last one I did only could run 15ft max so we put it in the walk in closet.

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    lauphman - I was going to buy a second controller for the second shower. The reason why I want to place the generator in the basement is due to the drainage requirement. Did you guys plumb the drainage connection into the walk-in closet?

    How many kW was your steam generator? I'm thinking of a 9kW (only need a 6kW/ application)

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    Check the specs of the unit you want to try.

    All ones I have seen had to have the unit relatively close to the nozzle.

    The longer the line the greater chance the steam will lose temperature/vapour and just trickle out as water. Or be less effective/productive.
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    Yes we plumb a additional drain into the closet and terminate it by the floor drain, it's only used as a emergency drain if the temperature and pressure relief valve goes off otherwise its always dry. We have put them in the cabinets under the sinks as well. The controller wire end is like a Ethernet cable and only has the 1 connection inside the unit, even when doing new homes we give each shower there own unit. If you have info about a model that can do more then one shower can you post it up?

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    Also make sure the ceiling in the shower has some slope otherwise you will have cold water dripping on your head.

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