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Unread 11-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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steam shower detail

I know the ceiling slope is 2" per foot in steam shower according to TCNA handbook but i am doing steamer in my own residence.
The idea i have for the ceiling has to remain flat and i was wandering how important this is in a 20 minute residential steam shower application?
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Unread 11-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Scott,

There have been successful steamers with flat ceilings. Its your call. If your waterproofing is adequate, the dripping ceiling may be annoying, but there are worse things in the world.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Unread 11-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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This is kinda what i thought paul and john at 2000 square feet it is hardly a castle but it serves the boss and my two boys well.Thanx for the input!
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Scott,
I asked Eric Astrican of the TCNA about this issue. He said slope is recommended to keep the cold water condensation from dripping down on the occupant. He said it is not mandatory only recommended. We have done many showers that were not sloped due to GC's not knowing any better and have not had any issues. We showed them the detail in the handbook and enlightened them on the correct installation procedures, but...... you can lead a horse to water but can't make'em drink. Keep Warm.

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You make your own shower any damn way you please. Yup.
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I've tiled many with flat ceilings, usually cause of what John said. "due to GC's not knowing any better".
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Inna steam shower, Joe, I recommend that it please you to follow the guidelines pretty closely, even if you wanna say you didn't.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the info guys.
I don't have to worry about getting sued just my wife kicking my ass.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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Here's a photo that Mr. Gobis posted a while back.

Obviously it's your call but I'd take a long hard look to see if this is what you want. I don't know what the downside is to sloping it. (pun intended)
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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #11
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Jim i think that was a everyday long term useage.
Mine will be only 20 minutes at best maybe 2-3 times a week.
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May not always be your steam shower, Scott.

I've argued against that kinda thinking in past, but don't nobody pay me no mind. Far as I'm concerned you build a steam shower as though it'll be used heavily. If you actually use it for only twenty minutes a couple times a week or month, fine. If the owners change, or the current owners fall in love with steaming, and the unit starts being used daily or more often and for much longer periods, it should still be functional.

Steam shower should be fully usable as a steam shower.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 06:03 AM   #13
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Cx i wanna be right even if i'm wrong.I'm just a typical guy i guess.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #14
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I have been in many steam showers and many steam rooms. If I build one I always pitch the lid at least an inch per foot. Little drops of water droping on your head are irritating when youre trying to relax from a hard days work.
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