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Steam@home® Residential Steam Generator Systems
Models: SAH3000, SAH4500, SAH6000
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READ ME FIRST!
WA R N I N G states a hazard may cause serious injury
or death if precautions are not followed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As you follow these instructions, you
will notice warning and caution symbols. This blocked information is important for the safe and efficient installation,
operation and maintenance of this generator. These are
types of potential hazards that may occur during this installation and operation:
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CAUTION
signals a situation where minor injury or
product damage may occur if you do not follow instructions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This highlights information that is
especially relevant to a problem-free installation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When installing and using this electrical equipment, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including the following:
1. READ
2.
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AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
causing fetal damage during the early months of
pregnancy. Pregnancy or possibly pregnant
women should consult a physician regarding
correct exposure.
WA RN I N G To reduce the risk of injury, children
under the age of 16 should not use the steam bath.
3.
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WA RN I N G To reduce the risk of injury:
E. Obese persons and persons with a history of
A. The wet surfaces of steam enclosures may be
heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes should consult a physician before using a steambath.
slippery. Use care when entering or leaving.
B. The steam head is hot. Do not touch the steam
head and avoid the steam near the steam head.
F. Persons using medication should consult a
C. Prolonged use of the steam system can raise
excessively the internal human body temperature
and impair the body’s ability to regulate its internal
temperature (hyperthermia). Limit your use of
steam to 10-15 minutes until you are certain of
your body’s reaction.
HYPERTHERMIA
The causes, symptoms, and effects of
hyperthermia may be described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal
temperature of the body reaches a level
several degrees above the normal body
temperature of 98.6° F. The symptoms of
hyperthermia include an increase in the
internal temperature of the body, dizziness,
lethargy, drowsiness, and fainting.
The effects of hyperthermia include:
a) Failure to perceive heat
b) Failure to recognize the need to exit the
steambath
c) Unawareness of impending risk
d) Fetal damage in pregnant women
e) Physical inability to exit the steambath
f) Unconsciousness.
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WARNING The use of alcohol, drugs,
or medication can greatly increase the risk
of hyperthermia.
D. Excessive temperatures have a high potential for
physician before using a steambath since some
medication may induce drowsiness while other
medications may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation.
4. SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
A peel-off warning label has been provided in
the Information envelope. This label is to be
applied to the wall of the installed shower or
steam enclosure in a conspicuous location.
! WARNING
REDUCE THE RISK OF OVERHEATING AND SCALDING
1. EXIT IMMEDIATELY IF UNCOMFORTABLE, DIZZY OR SLEEPY.
STAYING TOO LONG IN A HEATED AREA IS CAPABLE OF CAUSING OVERHEATING.
2. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 SHOULD NOT USE THE STEAM BATH.
3. CHECK WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF PREGNANT, DIABETIC, IN POOR
HEALTH OR UNDER MEDICAL CARE.
4. BREATHING HEATED AIR IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL,
DRUGS, OR MEDICATION IS CAPABLE OF CAUSING UNCONSCIOUSNESS.
5. DO NOT CONTACT STEAM HEAD OR STEAM AT THE STEAM HEAD.
REDUCE THE RISK OF SLIPPING AND FALL INJURY
1. USE CARE WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE STEAM ROOM. FLOOR MAY BE SLIPPERY.
NOTE: FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS SEE OWNER’S MANUAL
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SERIAL NO.____________________
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Information for Installers & Homeowners
Read Me First! & Warning Sticker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Select Your Mr.Steam Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Generator Specification Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
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INSTALLER’S SECTION
Before Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Steam Room Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Water Quality Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Locating the Steam Generator Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Typical Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Generator Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation: Plumbing, Water Supply,
Steam Outlet, Safety Valve, Drip Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Steam Head Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Electrical Specifications & Field Power Wiring . . . . . . . 8
Initial Start-Up & Checkout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting / System Status Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Wiring Diagrams / Liquid Level Control Board . . . . . . . 10
Replacement Parts Diagram & Parts List . . . . . . . . . . 11
SteamStart™
Dimensions & Installation Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Steam@home® Residential Steambath Generator Systems
INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE MANUAL
HOMEOWNER’S SECTION
SteamStart™
Care Tips, Safety & Operating Information . . . . . . . . . . . 13
AromaSteam™ Essential Oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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CORRECT SIZING IS IMPORTAN
! WARNING Selection of the appropriate model is
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WARNING In considering a purchase of this
steambath system, please note that if you are pregnant,
have a coronary condition, are in poor health, are being
treated for any other medical condition, or are using
medication or drugs, Mr.Steam recommends that you
obtain the approval of a physician before use. For information about this product and safety issues, please call
us at 1.800.76.STEAM or log onto www.mrsteam.com
for a copy of the Installation, Operation & Maintenance
Manual.
important to effectively match the heating requirements of
the steam room to the steam bath generator. Do not use a
particular SAH model steam generator with a room whose
“total room volume” is less than the range shown in the
SAH model steam generator sizing chart below. Selection of
a model with a “total room volume” rating greater than the
“total room volume” may cause excessive temperature.
Do not use SAH model steam generators in a room with
a “total room volume” of less than 60 cubic feet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SAH Model steam generators
SELECT YOUR STEAM@HOME
should not be used for rooms contructed of natural
stone, glass block and/or glass tile and/or for rooms having a ceiling height in excess of 8 feet.
Materials of construction and room size affect the steam
generator model selection.
To determine the “total room volume” multiply
length x width x height of the steam room.
STEAM@HOME GENERATOR SIZING CHART
Total Room Volume* Acrylic/Fiberglass
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Ceramic Tile**
60 – 75 cu. ft.
SAH3000
SAH3000
76 – 110 cu. ft.
SAH3000
SAH4500
111 – 150 cu. ft.
SAH3000
SAH6000
* For rooms with “total room volumes” greater than 150 cu. ft.
refer to Mr.Steam MS series of residential steam bath generators
IMPORTANT NOTE: The “total room volume”
allows for a maximum of 60 feet of insulated steam line
from the SAH generator to the steam room. If the 60
foot line is exceeded refer to Mr.Steam MS series of
residential steam bah generators. When locating the
steam generator consideration of control location must
be taken into account. The maximum length for a
control cable is 60 feet. A 30 foot cable is standard.
Contact Mr.Steam to purchase the optional 60 ft. cable
(PN 103978-60)
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CAUTION Consult with supplier of acrylic and
fiberglass enclosures for recommended steamhead location. Use supplied Acrylic Shield PN MS-103938. See
instructions on page 7.
** For all other room materials refer to Mr. Steam MS series
of residential steam bath generators
Steam@home Generator Specification Chart
Model No.
Amps †
Wire Water Usage
KW (for 240v/1PH) Size‡ Gallons††
Dimensions*
Shipping
Weight (lbs)
SAH3000 3.0
13
12
3⁄ 8
143⁄8"L x 147⁄8"H x 53⁄16"D 25
SAH4500 4.5
19
10
1⁄ 2
143⁄8"L x 147⁄8"H x 53⁄16"D 25
SAH6000 6.0
25
8
3⁄ 4
143⁄8"L x 147⁄8"H x 53⁄16"D 25
*Dimensions are for generator only, without plumbing features.
†† Approximte water usage based on 20 minutes of operation.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Add C1 suffix to Model No. for 240V/1Ph;
• Add B1 suffix to Model No. for 208V/1Ph
• All Mr.Steam SAH Models are cULus Listed and CE approved.
NOTES: All SAH Generators available in 240v/1PH and 208v/1PH. SAH units are not available in 3 phase. Specify voltage with order.
† Amps are for 240v/1PH rated units.
‡ Wire size (AWG) based on minimum 90˚C rated THHN copper conductors.
Refer to the National Electrical Code for other types of conductors.
See page 5 for complete dimensional information.
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BEFORE INSTALLING
Carefully inspect the Steam Generator and packaging
for shipping damage. Please contact the carrier in
the event of shipping damage, please contact the
carrier for claim information. Our customer service
department can assist you with any missing or damaged parts.
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WA R N I N G
Never use damaged equipment,
doing so may result in an inoperative or hazardous
installation.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• This document contains important safety, operation and maintenance information. Leave this
document with the homeowner. Do not discard
this document.
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Read these instructions before installation or service.
Although this SAH steambath generator has been fully qualified
for shipment by Mr.Steam®, the following must be reviewed for
proper, safe and enjoyable steam bathing:
• Verify that the model and accessories are correct, including
incoming line voltage.
• Insure steambath generator has been correctly sized for the
steambath room. Pay particular attention to room volume and
construction. If any questions, please refer to Mr. Steam sizing
and selection guide on page 2.
• The physical size of the unit, clearance for plumbing servicing,
and its distance from the steam room must all be considered
before installation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Mr.Steam SAH units are intended to be operated with a Mr.Steam SteamStart™ control only, and are to be
installed strictly in accordance with the specific instructions contained in this manual.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
The following general information should be used in
conjunction with consultations with an architect,
designer and contractor in determining factors necessary in providing a suitable and safe steam room.
! WA R N I N G ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Mr.Steam steam
generators are intended to be connected to 208V or 240V line
voltage and contain live electrical components. All installation
and service to be performed by qualified and licensed electricians
and plumbers only. Installation or service by unqualified persons
or failure to use Mr. Steam parts may void the warranty.
STEAM ROOM GUIDELINES
IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. Steam room must be completely enclosed, with full
walls, door, floor and ceiling.
2. It is recommended that a gasketed door is used for heat
sealing and steam containment.
3. If smooth surfaced flooring is used, provide suitable
anti-skid strips or equivalent to prevent user slipping
and injury.
4. Walls and ceilings must be constructed of water-resistant, non-corrosive surface, such as tile, molded acrylic,
or fiberglass. The ceiling should be sloped to prevent
dripping of condensate.
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8. Windows that are part of the steam room should be
double paned and tempered safety glass.
9. Limit steam room ceiling height to 8 feet.
10. A peel-off warning label has been provided in the
Information envelope (see Warning facsimile below).
This label is to be applied to the wall of the installed
shower or steam enclosure.
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The SAH series of steam generators are
for residential use only. Commercial or other nonresidential
applications void the warranty and may adversely affect
product performance.
! WARNING
REDUCE THE RISK OF OVERHEATING AND SCALDING
CAUTION
If acrylic or fiberglass are used as part
of the steam room enclosure. Consult with the material
manufacture and see pg. 7 for additional details.
5. Provide a floor drain.
6. No heating, venting or air conditioning devices should
be installed inside the steam room.
7. Steam room tile construction information is available
from the Tile Council of America, Inc. by purchasing the
TCA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation. Tel: (864)
646-8453 or www.tileusa.com.
WA R N I N G
1. EXIT IMMEDIATELY IF UNCOMFORTABLE, DIZZY OR SLEEPY.
STAYING TOO LONG IN A HEATED AREA IS CAPABLE OF CAUSING OVERHEATING.
2. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 SHOULD NOT USE THE STEAM BATH.
3. CHECK WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF PREGNANT, DIABETIC, IN POOR
HEALTH OR UNDER MEDICAL CARE.
4. BREATHING HEATED AIR IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL,
DRUGS, OR MEDICATION IS CAPABLE OF CAUSING UNCONSCIOUSNESS.
5. DO NOT CONTACT STEAM HEAD OR STEAM AT THE STEAM HEAD.
REDUCE THE RISK OF SLIPPING AND FALL INJURY
1. USE CARE WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE STEAM ROOM. FLOOR MAY BE SLIPPERY.
NOTE: FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS SEE OWNER’S MANUAL
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WATER QUALITY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT NOTE: For optimum results, the water supply should be tested prior to initial startup. If the mineral content
exceeds the following recommended limits, various external treatment processes may be used to correct the problem.
NOTE: An analysis of the on-site water must be made by a recognized and reliable water treatment company to ascertain the existing condition and treatment required.
RECOMMENDED FEEDWATER QUALITY
Hardness, ppm
P-Alkalinity, ppm
T. Alkalinity, ppm
pH (strength of alkalinity)
8 – 85 (~0.5 – 5 gpg)
85 – 410 (~5 – 24 gpg)
200 – 500 (~7 – 0 gpg)
8.0 – 11.4
Every 2 months, or more often in “hard” water areas, the manual drain valve should be opened fully flushing out accumulated materials, salts and other particles which are natural by-products of boiling water. See page 13 for draining
information.
Water quality can affect efficiency or result in boiler damage if neglected. Water contains impurities in solution and
suspension. These impurities concentrate within the steam generator tank. The concentration of these impurities
increases as more feedwater is introduced into the steam generator tank and steam is produced. If the impurities are
allowed to concentrate beyond certain limits, a deposit or “scale” will form on the steam generator tank’s internal surfaces. This deposit can interfere with the proper generator operation and cause generator failure. The concentration of
these impurities is generally controlled by the feed water quality and periodically by draining the generator.
LOCATING THE STEAM GENERATOR UNIT
Select a location as near as practical to the steam room. Typical locations include: closet, vanity
cabinet, heated attic or basement.
NOTE: The standard length of the cable for connecting the control to the steam generator is 30 feet.
The steam generator and control must be located accordingly. A 60 foot cable (PN 103978-60) is
available as a special order part if the installation requires a longer cable.
IMPORTANT NOTES: (ITEMS 8-12)
! WA R N I N G (ITEMS 1-7)
1. DO NOT install steambath generator or plumbing lines in 8. Install anti-water hammer device as necessary.
9. Provide a minimum of (12) inches on the plumbing side
unheated attic or any locations where water could freeze.
and top of the steam generator or as required for servic2. DO NOT install steambath generator inside steam room.
ing. See page 5.
3. DO NOT install steambath generator outdoors or wherever
environmental conditions may affect the safety and/or per- 10. Provide unions to facilitate installation and disconnection of piping.
formance of the generator.
11. The SteamStart™ control may be located inside the
4. DO NOT install steambath generator near flammable or
steam room or outside of the steam room. See
corrosive materials or chemicals such as gasoline, paint
SteamStart Installation section (pg. 12) for specific
thinners, or the like. Installation in areas having high condetails.
centrations of chlorine (such as pool equipment room)
NOTE: Mr.Steam Generators (inclusive of the SteamStart™
must be avoided.
series controls) are CE and UL listed.
5. Install steambath generator on a solid and level surface.
Keyhole slots are provided for wall mounting. Insure the
steam generator is properly secured and level when
! WA R N I N G The Steam@home® steam generator is
mounting with keyhole slots.
suitable for operation in ambient temperature not exceeding 45°C (113˚ F)
6. Install steambath generator in an upright position only.
7. Steam line, safety valve, drain valve, plumbing and
steamheads become hot during operation and remain hot
! WA R N I N G The SAH series of steam generators
after shutdown for a period of time. Provide appropriate
are for residential use only. Commercial or other nonprotection, including insulating plumbing lines. Avoid
residential applications void the warranty and may
plumbing runs and steamhead locations that can come in adversely affect product performance. Use only Mr.Steam
contact with bathers.
SteamStart™ control.
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TYPICAL MR.STEAM INSTALLATION
NOTE: For illustrative purposes only. Consult
with qualified designer, architect or contractor
for steam room construction details.
Provide unions to facilitate installation
and disconnect of piping
Field installed
water supply line
Field installed
power supply
SteamStart™ Control
See page 12
for installation
information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Install cable in a dedicated conduit to allow for replacement. Be
careful not to strain, staple, pinch or otherwise damage the control cable. Do not
route in conduit with power wires.
Control cable
(located behind the wall)
Steam
Generator
Drain Valve should be closed
See Page 13 for draining information
Field installed 1/2” insulated
steam supply pipe
Steam Head (shown with acrylic shield)
See page 7 for Steam Head Installation
information
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C A U T I O N To avoid unintentional steambath operation, do not locate the control
where other controls, shower heads, valves, body sprays or similar accessories within the shower
could cause confusion or interfere with the Mr.Steam control’s intended use and function.
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C A U T I O N Consult with supplier of acrylic, fiberglass and other
non-heat resistant enclosures for recommended steamhead location. Use
Acrylic Shield PN MS-103938. See instructions provided with steam shield.
GENERATOR DIAGRAM
11⁄4”
(32)
Water Inlet
147⁄8”
(378)
SteamStart™
Connection
12”
(305)
Steam Outlet
Safety Valve
WATER INLET
STEAM OUTLET
SAFETY VALVE
MANUAL DRAIN VALVE
3/8” NPT
3/8” NPT
3/4” NPT
1/4” NPT
73⁄4”
(197)
Manual
Drain
Valve
55⁄8”
(138)
11⁄2”(38)
143⁄8”
(365)
21⁄2”
(64)
3⁄8
NOTE: All units in inches (mm)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Provide a minimum of (12) inches at
53⁄16”
(132)
plumbing end and top of the steam generator or as required
for servicing. Alternately, provide unions as required to facilitate installation and disconnection of the steam generator.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The minimum clearance from combustible surfaces is zero all around.
17⁄8”
(48)
3 ”
(86)
TO AVOID EQUIPMENT DAMAGE DO NOT CONNECT
POWER SUPPLY DIRECTLY TO ELEMENT TERMINALS !!!
NOTE: FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.
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INSTALLATION
PLUMBING
All plumbing shall be performed by a qualified licensed plumber and
in accordance with applicable National and local codes.
• Use unions on all pipe connections.
• Use only brass piping or copper tubing as permitted by codes.
• Do not use black, galvanized, PVC pipe or PEX.
WATER SUPPLY (3⁄8" NPT)
1. Connect hot or cold water line. If hot water line is used water temperature should not exceed 130° F.
2. Provide a shut off valve in the water supply line upstream of the steambath generator.
3. Do not overheat inlet solenoid valve with solder connections. Overheating will damage the valve.
4. Flush inlet water line thoroughly before making connection to unit.
5. Strainer recommended upstream of feed water connection.
6. For best performance water pressure should be 15 to 20 psig.
Reduce pressure as required using a suitable pressure reducing valve.
7. Provide anti-water hammer device as required.
8. Install an approved backflow preventer as required by code.
STEAM OUTLET (3⁄8" NPT)
1. Do not install any valve in steam line. Flow of steam must be unobstructed.
2. Use 1/2-inch brass pipe or copper tubing from unit to steam head as permitted by codes.
3. Insulate steam line using pipe insulation rated 250° F minimum.
4. Pitch steam line 1/4" per foot towards steam head or steam generator to avoid valleys and trapping of condensate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Running the steam line down and then up will create a trap blocking the flow of steam.
NOTE: A 1.5" diameter hole in the steam room is required to mount the steamhead.
SAFETY VALVE (3⁄4" NPT)
Where permitted by local codes, provide an outlet plumbing connection for safety valve.
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WA R N I N G To insure proper and automatic safety valve operation: DO NOT connect a shut off valve
or a plug at safety valve outlet. DO NOT connect a shut off valve or any obstruction in steam supply pipe.
DO NOT connect the safety-valve output into the steam line
MANUAL DRAIN VALVE (1⁄4" NPT)
Unit drains by gravity. See page 13 for draining instructions
DRIP PAN (PN 103867)
Mr. Steam strongly recommends the use of a drip pan in the
unlikely event of a plumbing leak.
Locate the drip pan on a solid level surface and place the steam
generator inside the drip pan. Insure the steam generator is level
(see page 4 for locating the steam generator).
The drip pan is equipped with an integral female 3⁄4" NPT fitting.
Drip Pan
PN: MS103867
All plumbing shall be performed by a qualified licensed plumber
and in accordance with applicable national and local codes.
Check local plumbing code for receptor, trap and vent requirements. Drip pans drain by gravity.
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INSTALLATION OF THE STEAM HEAD
(1⁄2” NPT, PN 103937)
WITH ACRYLIC SHIELD (PN 103938)
Acrylic Shield
(PN 103938)
The Acrylic Shield (PN 103938) is for use when acrylic or other
non-heat resistant materials are used for the steamroom enclosure.
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Acrylic Shield
(PN 103938)
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INSTALLER: Because the steam head and
direct steam emissions are very hot, locate the steam head
where incidental contact by bather with the steam head or
direct steam emission cannot occur.
CAUTION
Use Teflon or equal
sealant on pipe threads
Steam Supply Pipe
IMPORTANT NOTE: These instructions are only for use in
installations using an Acrylic Shield (pur 103938).
Step 1
Locate steam head at least 12 inches from an adjacent wall or
bench and 6-12 inches above floor, except for tub/shower
enclosures, install 6 inches above tub top edge.
The steamhead shall be installed with the oil well facing up as
shown. Hand tightening is sufficient when teflon or equal pipe
thread sealing compound is used.
IMPORTANT NOTE: to preserve steam head finish, do not use wrench
or other tools to tighten. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or chemicals. Use only water with mild soap and a non-abrasive sponge.
Apply with silicone or
equal sealant as required
for moisture seal.
End of pipe to be
recessed 1/8"
(with Acrylic Shield)
STEP 2
! C A U T I O N Consult with supplier of acrylic, fiberglass
and other non-heat resistant enclosures for recommended
steamhead location.
Step 2
Secure a bronze drop ear fitting to a header and run a 1/2" copper
steamline from the steam generator to the drop ear fitting. Install
a temporary nipple (6" or longer)in the drop ear fitting to locate
the steamhead after the wall is finished.
Step 3
After the wall has been finished, mark on the nipple where the
surface of the wall is. Remove the nipple and measure the portion
that was in the wall (the end to your mark). Subtract 1⁄8" from
that dimension and select a brass nipple of that length to finish
the installation.
Step 4
Wrap teflon tape around the threads of the new nipple and screw
the nipple into the steamhead. Do not use wrenches or tools which
would damage the steamhead's finish.
Slide the acrylic shield onto the nipple-steamhead assembly
so the steam head sits in the acrylic shield.
Apply clear silicone in the groove on the back of the acrylic shield.
Wrap teflon tape around the threads of the nipple and screw the
nipple and steamhead assembly you just made into the drop ear
fitting in the wall. The steamhead should be flush with the wall
and the well must be facing up.
The acrylic shield will be sandwiched between the wall and steam
head.
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STEP 3
STEP 4
Steamhead
with Acrylic Shield
Locating Nipple
Apply silicone
in groove.
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All electrical wiring to be installed by a qualified
licensed electrician in accordance with National
Electrical Code and local electrical code.
POWER WIRING
See “Field Power Wiring” Diagrams (below)
1. Check power voltage. Use 240V rated unit when
supply is greater than 208V. (Most homes have
240V, 1PH service). Use 208V rated unit for
208V power.
2. Use minimum 90˚C/300V rated insulated
copper conductors only, sized in accordance with
National Electrical Code and local electrical code
for the current in Ampere Chart. If allowed by
codes, NM cable may require a larger wire size
than as listed on the chart.
3. Connect suitably sized equipment grounding
wire to ground terminal provided.
4. Install a separate circuit breaker between supply
and unit. Provide a power supply disconnect
within sight of the steam generator or one that is
capable of being locked in the open position.
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Max Room
Wire Size
Model
Volume
KW Volts† Phase AMPS (AWG) for up to
No.
(Cu. Ft.*)
45˚ C Ambient
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SAH3000
65
3.0
208
1
15
12
240
1
13
12
208
1
22
10
240
1
19
10
208
1
29
8
240
1
25
8
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SAH4500
100
4.5
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SAH6000
150
6.0
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*See page 2 for room sizing.
SAH units are not available in 3 phase.
5. Use two-wire supply source and equipment
grounding wire. Neutral (white) wire is not
required.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Provide a power supply disconnect within
sight of the steam generator or one that is capable of being
locked in the open position as permitted by code.
FIELD POWER WIRING
Contactor
Models SAH3000,
SAH4500 & SAH6000
TO AVOID EQUIPMENT DAMAGE DO
NOT CONNECT POWER SUPPLY
DIRECTLY TO ELEMENT TERMINALS!!!
Ground Conductor
Terminal
Field Wiring
L1, L2, GROUND TO BE FIELD WIRED
Power Supply
Opening
Control Connection
See page 12 for Wiring
FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY
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INITIAL START-UP AND CHECKOUT
1. Turn on control. Follow specific instructions pages 12.
timer is up. To shut steam off manually, press
SteamStart™ again. To clear steam from enclosure area,
2. Steam will begin to appear in approximately
turn shower on before opening door.
5 minutes at the steam head.
4. If unit does not start and SteamStart backlight does not
3 .Steam will shut off automatically when 20 minute
turn on, then turn breaker off for 2 seconds and try again.
TROUBLESHOOTING
! WA R N I N G ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZ-
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ARD. Mr.Steam steam generators are connected
to 240V line voltage and contain live electrical
components. All installation and service to be
performed by qualified and licensed electricians
and plumbers only. Installation or service by
unqualified persons or failure to use Mr. Steam
parts may void the warranty.
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STEP 1 Check your main incoming power to the
unit.
STEP 2 Verify the transformer is receiving
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208/240 VAC.
STEP 3 Verify that you have 24VAC coming out of
the transformer, WHT & WHT/BLU wires, into the
board.
STEP 4 Verify that you have the green light on the
PC board.
STEP 5 Verify that you have 24 VAC to the water
feed solenoid, GRY & WHT/GRY wires (will fill when
needed).
STEP 6 Temporarily short out the WLS (Purple wire)
and GND (Green wire) terminals and verify the contactor
engages.
STEP 7 When the red light is on, verify that you have
24 VAC, RED & WHT/RED wires, to the contactor.
STEP 8 Check to see that you have your main voltage
on the load side of the contactor when it is engaged.
SYSTEM STATUS
The control STEAMSTART™ may blink if the steam generator is not functioning properly.
MEANING
PROBABLE CAUSE
SUGGESTED REMEDY
Water level is not
satisfied within 5 min.
Water Supply is off
Turn on Water Supply
Defective water feed solenoid
Check/replace water solenoid valve
Water feed probe not functioning
Check/clean probe.
Check probe wiring.
Drain Valve Open
Check/Close drain valve
Incorrect Field Supply Voltage
(green light on liquid level
control board will be off)
Incorrect voltage supplied
to Generator
Supply steam generator with the correct
voltage noted on the data plate label.
Button on control is pressed
for more than 5 minutes
Debris behind overlay cover
Replace SteamStart button
Liquid Level Control Board malfunction
Memory error in LLCB
Press SteamStart button
Replace LLCB if code remains.
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SINGLE PHASE 208/240 VOLT WIRING DIAGRAMS
SAH units are not available in 3 phase
MODELS:
SAH3000
SAH4500
SAH6000
LEGEND
(All Diagrams)
FIELD
WIRING
FACTORY
WIRING
SteamStart™
LIQUID LEVEL CONTROL BOARD Explanation of LED Indicators
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GREEN
LED is ON when there is 208/240 Volt incoming power connected, 24 Volt
transformer secondary output and on-board 5 Volt DC control power are present.
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YELLOW
Water level indicator–LED is OFF when no water is detected (for more that 5 seconds).
ON when water level is satisfactory. For units with AutoFlush, if more than five hours
have elapsed since last usage and this LED is ON it is indicative of an AutoFlush or water
level probe circuit malfunction.
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RED
Contactor relay indicator–LED is ON when relay is closed and sending 24 Volts to the
contactor coil. (This LED comes ON if the generator is ON.)
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Liquid Level Control Board
PN 103975B
(shown without wiring)
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MODELS SAH3000, SAH4500, SAH6000
shown with cover removed
Contactor
Transformer
Liquid Level
Control Board
Water Feed
Solenoid
Power Supply
Opening
SteamStart™
Steam Outlet
Safety Valve
Drain Valve
(shown in closed position)
Heating Element
Stainless Steel Tank
NOTE: FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.
Some components may be omitted or altered for clarity.
Do not use for wiring, repair or other purposes not related to component identification.
REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
Please call Technical Support at 800-76-STEAM (East Coast)
or 800-72-STEAM (West Coast) for Service Information
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Part #
Description
99806
99297
100479
10477-3
103975B
100476-2
100471-2
103938
103978-30
103978-60
Drain Valve
Safety Valve 15PSI
Water Feed Solenoid Valve with filter
Transformer 24VAC
Liquid Level Control Board
Contactor 50A 2-pole
Probe Assembly
Acrylic Shield
Cable for SteamStart™ (30 ft.)
Cable for SteamStart™ (60 ft.)
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DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION
STEAMSTART™ On/Off Switch
Box Contents:
• SteamStart™ Control
• Control Cable
INSTALLING THE STEAMSTART™ CONTROL
The SteamStart has a 30 foot cable with a Plug & Play
connector at both ends. (Diagram 1).
A 60 foot control cable is available (103978-60). Contact a
Mr. Steam technical representative if the 60 foot cable is
required.
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PLUG & PLAY
CONNECTOR
SWITCH
CAUTION
To avoid unintentional steambath operation,
do not locate the control where other controls, shower heads,
valves, body sprays or similar accessories within the shower
could cause confusion or interfere with the Mr.Steam control’s intended use and function.
30' CABLE
DIAGRAM 1
STEP 1 - Diagram 2
Drill a 7/8 inch diameter hole in a preferred wall location.
Do not oversize or undersize the hole.
STEP 2 - Diagram 3
DIAGRAM 2
Route the cable from the wall to the steam generator.
Be careful not to strain, pinch or otherwise damage the
control cable.
STEP 3 - Diagram 4
Remove and discard the peel-off paper from the switch housing to expose the adhesive as shown in Diagram 4.
DIAGRAM 3
STEP 4 - Diagram 5
Apply silicone (provided with SteamStart control) to the
hole in the wall as required to create a moisture seal.
Apply silicone to the back of the switch as required to seal
grout lines or as required for additional adhesion.
DIAGRAM 4
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Use care not to apply silicone to the adhesive gasket.
DIAGRAM 5
STEP 5
Push cable and switch housing into the hole firmly.
DIAGRAM 6
STEP 6 - Diagram 6
Firmly connect the Plug & Play connector to the steam
generator connector labeled SteamStart.
NOTE: The connector is keyed and will only connect
in one orientation with the tab facing up.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Install cable in a dedicated conduit to
allow for replacement. Be careful not to strain, staple, pinch
or otherwise damage the control cable. Do not route in
conduit with power wires.
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SAFETY AND OPERATING INFORMATION
Use the SteamStart™ control to turn the steam generator
on.The SteamStart control will only light up when the steam
generator is on.
The steam generator will automatically shut off at 20 minutes, to
turn the steam generator off manually prior to the automatic
shut off, press the button on the SteamStart control.
The SteamStart control may blink if the steam generator is not
functioning properly (see page 9).
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WA R N I N G
Do not install or use any SteamStart™ control
without reading and understanding the Mr.Steam steam generator Installation and Operation Manual (PN 100467 Rev 3.12 or
higher). Failure to read and understand these instructions may
result in an inoperative or hazardous installation.
A peel-off warning label has been provided in the Information
envelope This label is to be applied to the wall of the installed
shower or steam enclosure in a conspicuous location.
STEAM GENERATOR MAINTENANCE
Other than periodic draining, maintenance procedures are minimal. Every 2 months, or more often in
“hard” water areas, the manual drain valve should be
opened fully flushing out accumulated materials,
salts and other particles which are natural by-products of boiling water.
Do not alter or modify any Mr. Steam products
including the steam generator or SteamStart™
controls. Doing so may result in an inoperative or
hazardous installation and will void the warranty.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not operate any SteamStart™
control with other than a MrSteam SAH steam generator. Doing so may result in an inoperative installation.
This document contains important safety, operation
and maintenance information. Do not discard this
document.
Malfunction due to power spikes, lightning, fire,
freezing or flooding is not covered under the warranty. Discontinue use of the steam generator or
control if the steam generator is damaged or otherwise not functioning
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CAUTION
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WA R N I N G Draining immediately after a steam cycle may
Flush a minimum of two-three hours after the
control has been turned off to insure that the water has cooled.
expose user to scalding water and may expose PVC and other piping to high temperature water. Check local codes. The unit will
refill automatically when the control is activated again.
CARE TIPS FOR STEAM/START AND STEAMHEADS
1. Use only mild soap and water on a soft cloth to clean the control and steamhead.
2. Do not use abrasive cleansers
USING MR.STEAM ESSENTIAL OILS
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Enjoy AromaSteam™ essential oils by placing a drop or two into an
unheated AromaSteam steamhead as shown in the illustration.
Only use Mr.Steam® AromaSteam essential oils in the Mr.Steam®
AromaSteam steamhead.
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AromaSteam™
10ml bottle with
integrated dropper
Recess for
essential oil
CAUTIONS
• Use essential oils with caution. Essential oils are for
external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Essential oils
are highly concentrated and are potent substances and should
not be applied directly to the skin as they can be irritants. Use
essential oils with caution.
• Place the drops into the Mr.Steam AromaSteam steamhead
recess prior to turning on the steambath. Do not place drops in
a hot steam head as SERIOUS INJURY CAN RESULT IF YOU
DO NOT FOLLOW THIS WARNING.
• Start with one drop to gauge strength and suitability. Limit to a
maximum of a few drops for a steambathing session.
• The bather should exit the steambath IMMEDIATELY if
dizziness occurs. If skin irritation occurs stop using the oils
immediately. Remove any excess oil by washing in mild soap
and water. If ingested, rinse mouth with water. Administer water
or milk to dilute. Contact a physician immediately.
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Aromasteam steam head
(install per instructions on pg.7)
Steam emission slot
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CAUTION
Aromatic oils should be added to
steamhead before turning on the steambath unit.
DO NOT add oil during steambathing or when the
steam head is heated.
Tightly close bottles when storing oils.
Keep bottles away from sources of ignition.
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Products, information and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Please call Sales & Support at 1.800.76.STEAM (East Coast)
or 1.800.72.STEAM (West Coast) for more information.
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SUSSMAN are registered trademarks of Sussman-Automatic Corporation. AROMASTEAM, BUTLER PACKAGE, CHROMASTEAM, EXPRESS STEAM, HOME WIZARD,
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