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    Exclamation I think I screwed up my hopes for a Steam Shower... Actually, I know I did...

    Building a house and the plans were in place, the framing was done and the windows were ordered when I got the GRAND idea to do a Steam Shower. So, I notified my builder that what was to be a walk-in shower will now be a Steam Shower. So, we are proceeding as such. Now I'm doing research and here is the big mistake that dawned on me today... I insisted on having a casement window put in my shower when we first worked with the architect. So, when I was there today, looking at the installation of my Window in what is now to be my steam shower, I had a revelation... I have a wood-framed window in my steam shower. Oh gosh! That isn't going to work! No one caught that. I really want the natural light, but the more I research the more I realize I really should not have a window in a steam shower - especially one that opens and closes and is in a wood frame. The more I look and read, the more it sounds like I should can my steam shower plans or remove the window. The light in the shower from the window is very important to me. I want natural light in the shower. Is is possible to have a good-sized window in a steam shower? If so, Do I need to get a different window that doesn't open and close? I would say the light is more important to me than the steam. But I really would like the steam shower. Can I have both worlds? How? Ugh... I need someone like a John Whipple to tell me what he would do... "What Would Whipple do?"... or anyone else who has experience with steam showers and windows. I need to make a decision, and fast. Thanks!

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    How about glass block in place of the window.

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    Default FYI - My steam Room is still in the building phase.

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    Awesome!!! Okay - I will call and figure this out. After posting and doing more research until 2 in the morning, I see I need the expert. I will buzz you and we will setup a consult. And then I'm going to race over to my construction site and tell them to HALT on the shower progress... Eek!

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    Done! Screwed up - no good shots of the ceiling. Dang! Hopefully we can work with what I've got. Sent to you via email. Thank you!



    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    Bring your camera - I need Eyes on the job. By Eye's I mean photo's of what has been done.

    Last steam shower I helped with we needed to issue a stop work order and get it all redone. Steam showers need to be designed and built with someone with five years experience. This is both a TCNA or TTMAC requirement. This means you can not say you have read instructions for a steamer and are an expert.

    Thanks for the call just know Jen - look forward to our meeting tomorrow.

    Pictures of the shower floor. Shower Drain. Walls all three. Ceiling. The more the better.

    When we work out a window detail we can share this here so the info helps more people.
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    Thank you John! I've got lots of questions - I know you will have the answers! Talk to you in a bit.

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    Awesome phone consult! Thank you John - I have some work to do and I'm glad I do not have to give up my steam shower dream!!! Look forward to the next consultation. THANK YOU!!!!

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