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Residential Steam Generators
by Steam-Whirl

Steam-Whirl is an innovator in technology and design, believing that if you keep it simple and easy, you create a user-friendly product. Their high quality, easy-to-use, affordable steam equipment allows you to bring the luxury of steam bathing into your home. Imagine an oasis of relaxation in your own bathroom! With one of these residential steam shower generators, you can make this dream a reality.

What are the benefits of a steam bath? Why do people use them?

Woman using steam shower

Today steam baths are considered an integral method for purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being. Many are aware of the wide range of benefits of steam: Massage therapists use steam baths in preparation for massage as a means of increasing the suppleness of the muscles and creating a deep sense of relaxation in the body and mind.

Aroma therapy treatments are easily given by placing essential oils directly onto the steam head. The smell evokes powerful effects throughout the body and has a wide range of therapeutic benefits.

Spa Therapists prefer the use of steam to enhance their facial and body treatments. During a treatment the heat stimulates circulation while preparing the surface of the skin for better absorption of products. The steam cleans the skin through perspiration and creates an energy throughout the body that helps burn up fat.

Fitness users know that steam baths have a stimulating effect on the cardiovascular system. The pulse rate increases from 75 beats per minute to between 100-150 beats per minute during a 15-20 minute treatment This increases blood circulation and enables the blood stream to carry greater amounts of nutrients to the skin, enhancing the nutritive status.

Please note: Although steam baths are generally safe, there can be some risk issues for people with certain medical conditions, children, and pregnant women. Please consult with your doctor before steaming.

More questions? Click here. Not sure what size steam generator to get? See our easy to use sizing guide here.

Mini Mist™ Standard Series Steam Generators

Steam-Whirl residential steam generator - Mini Mist™ Standard Series
The Mini Mist generator features:
  • Compact design ideal for smaller bathrooms/showers, high rises, condos, hotel rooms, or anywhere you want the benefits of steam but don't have much space
  • Four models available to accommodate steam rooms from 60-300 cubic feet
  • Easy installation, it can be installed wherever there is an adequately enclosed area with accessible water and electrical connections
  • The steam head (sold separately) is molded to hold your favorite aromatherapy oils which are released on contact with steam vapors
  • All plumbing and electric are installed outside generator in junction box for external in-field wiring, their is no need to enter the unit
  • Front panel and top are one piece to allow easy field access to circuitry if needed
  • Exclusive features include two interchangeable steam outlets (side or top) and troubleshooting indicator lights

Mini Mist Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
MM-35 60 cu. ft. 3.5 240 1 15 20A 12AWG $835.44
MM-65 140 cu. ft. 6.5 240 1 27 40A 8AWG $1,045.39
MM-75 220 cu. ft. 7.5 240 1 31 40A 8AWG $1,159.42
MM-90 300 cu. ft. 9 240 1 38 50A 8AWG $1,318.55

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Mini Mist Timer & Steam Head

Please note this item is required for proper operation of the Mini Mist generator

Digital timer, steam head and escutcheon
  • Easy to use, programmable digital timer and temperature control assembly
  • 25' modular telephone cable installs easily into your home's existing infrastructure and allows for convenient timer placement
  • 1/2" steam head and escutcheon - available in popular designer finishes to match your existing fixtures and décor
  • Includes mounting hardware: gasket, screws, tube silicone

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We offer additional accessories for Mini Mist steam generators, including drain pans, aromatherapy oils, and more

Classic Series Steam Generators

Many are aware of the wide range of benefits of steam. Steam baths can be used in preparation for massage as a means of increasing the suppleness of the muscles and creating a deep sense of relaxation in the body and mind. The Classic Series is the original Steam-Whirl generator - and remains one of our most popular models. Utilizing basic technology for time honored reliability, these are the perfect option for those that want all the luxury of a steam bath with simplicity of design, operation, and installation. For added benefit, the steam head is molded to hold your favorite essential oils and aromatherapy which are released on contact with steam vapors. Use a popular mentholated rub to discharge soothing, vaporizing steam and breathe easier.

Steam-Whirl residential steam generator - Classic Series
  • Available in original Classic and Large Classic models to accommodate steam rooms from 100-650 cubic feet
  • Durable stainless steel unit is all enclosed and ready for quick installation - may be installed within 40 feet of your enclosure
  • Clean-looking installation with only the wall control and steam head (sold separately) visible during use
  • Available with manual or automatic blowdown (sold separately) to keep water fresh and extend the life of your unit
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Classic Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-50C 100 cu. ft. 5.5 240 1 21 30A 10AWG $797.09
SW-50-8C 208 24 30A 10AWG $789.35
SW-75C 220 cu. ft. 7.5 240 1 31 40A 8AWG $991.51
SW-75-8C 208 36 45A 8AWG $986.64
SW-90C 300 cu. ft. 9 240 1 38 50A 8AWG $1,072.46
SW-90-8C 208 43 60A 6AWG $1,092.78
SW-112C 400 cu. ft. 12.0 240 1 50 70A 4AWG $1,355.35
SW-112-8C 208 58 80A 4AWG $1,352.84

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Large Classic Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-10C 400 cu. ft. 10 240 1 42 60A 6AWG $1,575.14
SW-10-3C 240 3 24 30A 10AWG $1,729.14
SW-10-8C 208 1 48 60A 6AWG $1,574.16
SW-12C 500 cu. ft. 12 240 1 50 70A 4AWG $1,769.78
SW-12-3C 240 3 29 40A 10AWG $1,914.75
SW-12-8C 208 1 58 80A 4AWG $1,777.43
SW-15C 650 cu. ft. 15 240 1 63 80A 4AWG $1,875.01
SW-15-3C 240 3 36 45A 8AWG $2,030.63
SW-15-8C 208 1 70 90A 4AWG $1,872.27

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Classic Series Timer & Steam Head

Please note a timer and steam head is required for proper operation of Classic Series generators

Timer, steam head, and escutcheon
  • Super simple 60 minute mechanical timer assembly with white plate
  • Easily operate your steam bath with just a turn of the knob
  • Steam head and escutcheon - available in popular designer finishes to match your existing fixtures and décor

Classic Timer & 1/2" Steam Head for use with Classic Series Generators -
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We offer additional accessories for Classic Series steam generators, including drain pans, thermostats, timers, and more

Standard Series Steam Generators

Today steam baths are considered an integral method for purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being. This steam generator will give you peace of mind and leave you feeling great.The generator may be installed within 40 feet of your enclosure. All that is visible is the control on the wall and the steam head in the shower.

Steam-Whirl residential steam generator - Standard Series
  • Revolutionary self-analysis system simplifies installation by letting you know whether the unit is hooked up properly
  • Easy to read LED lights indicate electrical and water status to ensure proper electrical and water feed at all times
  • Original Standard and Large Standard models available to accommodate spaces from 100-650 cubic feet
  • Available with automatic blowdown to keep water fresh
  • Your choice of three types of control/steam head kits (sold separately) for a truly customizable experience
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Standard Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-50S 100 cu. ft. 5.5 240 1 21 30A 10AWG $932.40
SW-50-8S 208 24 30A 10AWG $932.11
SW-75S 220 cu. ft. 7.5 240 1 31 40A 8AWG $1,156.39
SW-75-8S 208 36 45A 8AWG $1,156.08
SW-90S 300 cu. ft. 9 240 1 38 50A 8AWG $1,245.02
SW-90-8S 208 25 60A 6AWG $1,250.81
SW-90-83S 208 3 25 30A 10AWG $1,472.19
SW-112S 400 cu. ft. 12 240 1 47 70A 6AWG $1,566.45
SW-112-8S 208 58 80A 4AWG $1,570.41
SW-112-83S 208 3 33 50A 8AWG $1,737.42

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Large Standard Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-10S 400 cu. ft. 10 240 1 42 60A 6AWG $1,614.01
SW-10-3S 240 3 25 30A 10AWG $1,767.19
SW-10-8S 208 1 48 60A 6AWG $1,621.43
SW-12S 500 cu. ft. 12 240 1 50 70A 4AWG $1,832.58
SW-12-3S 240 3 29 40A 10AWG $1,959.24
SW-12-8S 208 1 58 80A 4AWG $1,819.19
SW-15S 650 cu. ft. 15 240 1 63 80A 4AWG $1,921.81
SW-15-3S 240 3 36 45A 8AWG $2,055.31
SW-15-8S 208 1 72 90A 4AWG $1,930.75

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Standard Series Accessory Kits

Please note you must choose at least one accessory kit with steam head for proper operation of your Standard Series unit

All kits include one (1) steam head in your choice of designer finish, one (1) 25' modular telephone cable per control panel, and mounting hardware (gasket, screws, tube silicone)

  • Standard Kit: On/off digital timer (shuts off after 60 minutes) with 2" x 4" control panel - white & black overlay and plate trimmed to match your steam head finish
  • Deluxe Kit: 60 minute timer and programmable temperature control with 4" x 4" control panel - white & black overlay and plate trimmed to match your steam head finish (NOTE: Deluxe timer must be installed inside steam room)
  • Combination Kit: One (1) on/off digital timer AND one (1) 60 minute timer/programmable temperature control offers you greater flexibility in installation and use
Description Finish & Price
Standard Kit with 1/2" Steam Head for use with Standard Generator
Standard Kit with 3/4" Steam Head for use with Large Standard Generator
Deluxe Kit with 1/2" Steam Head for use with Standard Generator
Deluxe Kit with 3/4" Steam Head for use with Large Standard Generator
Combination Kit with 1/2" Steam Head for use with Standard Generator
Combination Kit with 3/4" Steam Head for use with Large Standard Generator

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We offer additional accessories for Standard Series steam generators, including diverters, blowdown mechanisms, and more

Elite Series Steam Generators

Enjoy the ease and comfort of the Elite series Steambath generator. From the molded steam head, perfect for holding your favorite aromatherapy oils, to the factory installed blowdown, this unit is truly elite. Relax with soothing steam and breathe easier.

Steam-Whirl residential steam generator - Residential Elite Series
  • The ultimate in comfort and luxury with minimal maintenance and easy operation
  • Available in both original Elite and Large Elite models to accommodate 100-650 cubic feet steam showers
  • Unique self-analysis system simplifies installation by letting you know whether the unit is hooked up properly
  • Easy to read LED lights indicate electrical and water status to ensure proper electrical and water feed at all times
  • Durable stainless steel body and compact size perfect for almost any home
  • Factory installed automatic blowdown helps prevent sediment or possible scale build-up, ensuring you get a fresh steam every time
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Elite Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-50E 100 cu. ft. 5.5 240 1 21 30A 10AWG $1,325.46
SW-50-8E 208 24 30A 10AWG $1,380.79
SW-75E 220 cu. ft. 7.5 240 1 31 40A 8AWG $1,537.71
SW-75-8E 208 36 45A 8AWG $1,561.64
SW-90E 300 cu. ft. 9.0 240 1 38 50A 8AWG $1,625.50
SW-90-8E 208 43 60A 6AWG $1,631.76
SW-90-83E 208 3 25 30A 10AWG $1,838.60
SW-112E 400 cu. ft. 12.0 240 1 50 70A 4AWG $1,938.63
SW-112-8E 208 58 80A 4AWG $1,935.07
SW-112-83E 208 3 33 50A 8AWG $2,110.16

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Large Elite Series Steam Generators

Model Max. Capacity kW Volts Phase Amps Breaker Size Wire Size Price & Quantity
SW-10E 400 cu. ft. 10 240 1 42 60A 6AWG $2,257.10
SW-10-3E 240 3 25 30A 10AWG $2,393.46
SW-10-8E 208 1 48 60A 6AWG $2,257.10
SW-12E 500 cu. ft. 12 240 1 50 70A 4AWG $2,468.20
SW-12-3E 240 3 29 40A 10AWG $2,618.47
SW-12-8E 208 1 58 80A 4AWG $2,011.23
SW-15E 650 cu. ft. 15 240 1 63 80A 4AWG $2,582.79
SW-15-3E 240 3 36 45A 8AWG $2,719.61
SW-15-8E 208 1 72 90A 4AWG $2,569.35

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Elite Series Timer & Steam Head

Please note this item is required for proper operation of the Elite Series generators

Digital timer, steam head and escutcheon
  • Easy to use, programmable digital timer and temperature control assembly
  • 25' modular telephone cable installs easily into your home's existing infrastructure and allows for convenient timer placement
  • 3/4" steam head and escutcheon - available in popular designer finishes to match your existing fixtures and décor
  • Includes mounting hardware: gasket, screws, tube silicone

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We offer additional accessories for Elite Series steam generators, including drain pans, aromatherapy oils, and more

More Steam Shower Generator Accessories

High Quality Aromatherapy Oils

Aromatherapy oils

Aromatherapy oils that are inhaled into the lungs are believed to offer both psychological and physical benefits. Some aromatherapy benefits include stress and headache relief, sleep improvement, mood boosting, muscle relaxation, and so much more. Choose your favorite scent and experience the ultimate steam bath. Please note: Some aroma therapy oils may cause allergic reactions in certain people - please use with caution and consult your doctor if you're unsure.

Aromatherapy Oils - 10ml each Price & Quantity
Eucalyptus - A clearing blend for all your chills. This powerful antiseptic is best known for its effectiveness against coughs and colds. $10.55
Geranium - A powerful leafy-rose aroma with a minty undertone. A balancing oil for the mind and body - helps relax, calm agitation, ease frustration, and uplift. $24.99
Lavender - A soft, relaxing, floral fragrance that promotes peace of mind and emotional balance. Helpful in soothing depression and stress. $18.77
Lemon - A refreshingly subtle yet powerful scent. Its aroma inspires fresh energy and helps clear the mind. Citrus oils help to create an overall effect of well being. $21.99
Peppermint - A sharp, powerful, minty aroma. This oil has an energetic nature to help stimulate your mind and calm your nerves. $26.95
Ylang Ylang - An intensely sweet and floral scent. Hypnotic and relaxing aroma, affecting both mind and the emotions. Aids in calming tension and lifting negative moods. $27.99
Aromatherapy Oils 6 Pack (10ml each) - Can't decide? Want to try them all? Get the complete set and save almost 50% off purchasing them individually! $76.85

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Optional Steam Diverter for Residential Steam-Whirl Generators

Steam Whirl small steam diverter
  • Specially designed shield diffuses steam as it discharges into the steam room
  • Helps to eliminate hot spots and keep the user from coming into direct contact with the hot steam head
  • Sturdy clear lucite installs easily around your Steam-Whirl steam head
  • Easy to clean - just wash with mild soap and water
  • Dimensions: 4" x 3-3/4" x 3"
  • Compatible with ALL Steam-Whirl residential generators
Small Steam Diverter - #90-2605 = $26.25

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Optional Steam Generator Drain Pan

Drain pan in use
  • Compatible with ALL Steam-Whirl residential generators
  • Helps to prevent water damage to your home in the unlikely event of a leak or other plumbing failure
  • Strong 1.0mm galvanized steel is lightweight and powder coated for added durability and rust protection
  • Common 3/4" NPT drain fitting hooks up to your existing plumbing
  • Dimensions: 10-3/4" x 22-3/4" x 2"
  • Shown with Elite Series generator (sold separately above)
Steam Generator Drain Pan = $64.69

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Optional Blowdown Mechanisms for Classic & Standard Series Generators

Steam Whirl automatic blowdown
  • Flushes steam generator so no water is left standing in the unit
  • Helps prevent sediment and possible scale build-up to extend the life of your generator and ensure optimal performance
  • Ensures you get clean, fresh water each time you use your steam shower
  • Choose from a manual version that you operate or an automatic version that flushes the generator each time the generator is turned off
  • Automatic blowdown is factory installed when ordered with a steam generator (or can be field installed later)
  • Durable forged brass valve with stainless steel actuator plate & aluminum cover
  • Dimensions: 4" x 3-3/4" x 3"
Model # Description Price & Quantity
90-4415 Manual Residential Steam Generator Blowdown
compatible with Classic, Large Classic, Standard & Large Standard generators
$65.99
90-4420 Automatic Residential Steam Generator Blowdown
compatible with Classic & Standard generators ONLY
$279.99
90-4412 Automatic Residential Steam Generator Blowdown
compatible with Large Classic & Large Standard generators ONLY
$287.57

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Optional Residential/Light Commercial Steam Generator Thermostat

Thermostat
  • Easy to program TC-2 electronic temperature control allows you to set a hi/low temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • TC-2 sensors keep the steam room within the temperature range you set - ideal for families, group homes, nursing facilities, etc.
  • Lockout switch prevents tampering
  • TC-2 can be used with the Classic Series timer or the Standard Series Timer for the most efficient on/off control, or with the 24/7 timer for automatic operation at pre-programmed times
  • Please note: The 24/7 timer can only be used in conjunction with the TC-2 thermostat - it is not designed to be wired directly to the steam generator and could cause electrical problems or injury if used inappropriately
Although this thermostat helps to keep your steam shower within a specific temperature range, we strongly recommend supervising disabled or cognitively impaired persons during steam room use to help reduce the risk of burn or heat-related injury

Model # Description Price & Quantity
90-4225 TC-2 Programmable Thermostat - 240V $188.43
90-4320 24 hour/7 day Timer (only for use with TC-2) $287.79

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Steam Head Finishes

Please note: Finishes are representational only and may differ depending on monitor settings.

Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Polished Chrome finishPolished Chrome
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Antique Brass finishAntique Brass
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Oil Rubbed Bronze finishOil Rubbed Bronze

Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Pewter finishPewter
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Polished Brass finishPolished Brass
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Polished Gold finishPolished Gold

Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Polished Nickel finishPolished Nickel
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Satin Brass finishSatin Brass
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Satin Gold finishSatin Gold

Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Satin Nickel finishSatin Nickel
Steam-Whirl steam head and escutcheon in Weathered Copper finishWeathered Copper

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "Are steam generators expensive to use or operate?"
A. These steam generators are designed to be energy and water efficient - using between 1-2 gallons of cold water per 20-minute steam. To put that in perspective, a 20-minute shower with a 2gpm shower head would use 40 gallons of water heated by your water heater, and the average bath uses 35-50 gallons of water - also heated by your water heater. Even if you take a cool 10 minute shower after your steam (as is recommended by many health professionals), your total overall water usage is less than 25 gallons and the steam unit uses less energy than your typical tank water heater.

Q. "What’s the difference between a steambath/steam shower and sauna? Which is better?"
A. The difference between a steambath and a sauna is basically “wet heat” versus “dry heat”. Sauna room temperatures may actually be higher, but you may “feel the heat” more by adding steam. Both steam and sauna systems provide similar benefits for your mental and physical well-being - whichever is "better" for you really comes down to personal preference. Some people find it easier to breathe in a steam bath, while others prefer the hotter feeling of a sauna. Keep in mind also, that a steam bath/shower is usually easier to integrate into an existing bathroom than a sauna, which will usually require separate construction. If you're designing a new home, steam rooms are also generally less expensive to integrate into the design than a sauna as you can utilize one space for both your regular shower and steam shower.

Q. "So does that mean I can convert my existing tub or shower area into a steam room?"
A. Depending on existing circumstances...maybe. However, you must get the advice of a qualified professional (a licensed contractor with plumbing and electrical experience) when planning the conversion. These steam generators are compact so they won't take up much space, low maintenance, and are relatively simple for a professional installer to hook up. While this may not mean a major remodeling project for some, others might have to essentially "start over" with their bathroom since the steambath area must be properly enclosed and all surfaces should be able to get wet without having to worry about mold, mildew, or water damage.

Q. "Who can use a steam shower? Are there any restrictions?"
A. Medical professionals consider “steam and sauna” generally healthy to use, but people suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnant women, and the elderly who are not in good health should not take a steambath without consulting a physician first. As with all activities involving heat, it is important to maintain good hydration and "self-monitor" one's body for irregularities or negative effects of the heat. Those with cognitive impairments or who may otherwise not be able to appropriately monitor their own steambath usage should be supervised. Additionally, some say children can use steambaths for short periods of time while others say not at all - we say talk to your child's pediatrician first to help avoid any possible risk of harm.

Guidelines For Steam Rooms

Wondering if a steam room will fit into your bathroom remodel or new construction? Follow these basic guidelines to ensure your space is appropriate for steambathing.

  • Walls, ceiling and floor must be completely covered with waterproof finish i.e.: tile, marble, stone, slate
  • Any smooth surface flooring that is used such as tile or marble, should include an anti-skid finish to avoid slipping and injury
  • Any exposed plaster, plasterboard or sheet rock surface must be well sealed with a commercial quality waterproof sealer urethane or epoxy, at least 3 coats
  • Do not use green board, use cement board
  • Ceiling should be pitched away from the door 1-1/2" per foot or constructed in a gable configuration to prevent condensation from dripping
  • Built-in seat should be slightly pitched to allow for condensate run-off
  • Steam room must be completely enclosed with walls, door, floor and ceiling, but should not be vapor proof. A slight opening of approximately 1/4" is desired to create movement of the steam
  • A standard glass shower door is sufficient, a special door is not necessary
  • Make sure there is a floor drain for condensate run-off and cleaning
  • Do not install a fan inside steam room. Hot steam rises and will escape through the flapper
  • Windows that are part of the steam room enclosure should be double paned
  • A deionizer or filter hooked up on incoming water line is helpful in hard/corrosive water areas
  • Install steam generator to hot side of water unless water softener is hooked up. Water softeners are usually hooked up to hot side
  • Check local utility line voltage - choose appropriate steam generator voltage; i.e.: 208V or 240V
  • Make sure steam generator is installed in upright and level position and is in a location that is accessible for water lever probe maintenance
  • Steam generator should never be located where it is exposed to outside weather conditions, freezing temperatures, near flammable materials or inside the steam room

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