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August 12, 2017 18:07

Stove , fireplace for a bath - the criteria for a successful choice

Determine the capacity of the furnace, fireplace at his bathhouse

most important technical characteristic of the stove for a bath is the heating capacity.That depends on it, how to successfully manage the future plant with his work:

  • «Weak» fireplace in the bath does not provide an adequate level of heating or steam is constantly working at maximum capacity.As a result, his "health" quickly erode, and the owner will have to spend money on repairs.
  • powerful heater will easily cope with the task.But only the owner by purchasing substantially overpay for unnecessary power margin, which will remain forever in the "reserve".

As you can see, any error in the choice leads to an unnecessary diversion.If you want to avoid them?Then remember the main rule indicating how to choose the right fireplace: bath stove power depends on the amount of steam.

The ratio of these two values ​​is also dependent on the building material, which is made from the room.If you are at the site planned to build a classic woode

n sauna room, you can take the following formula to calculate:

Power fireplace in bath = 1,5 × the amount of steam

When used as construction bricks or cinder blocks, in addition to this standardthe calculation takes into account the heat loss through unprotected insulation space in the steam room.In this case, correct such regularity:

1 m2 of "naked" walls of steam = + 1.2 m3 to its estimated volume

If your room is designed for everyday reception, then the selection of the furnace to the calculated amount of power necessary to add solidreserve (≈35-40%) due to its harsh regime.

Choosing the appropriate type of fireplace for your bath

With the future capacity of the unit, we decided.Now, among the variety of models need to choose the one that is ideal for your project baths.Only two options: either you build a classic brick oven, or give preference to modern metal heater.

order to finally decide, you should be aware of their fundamental differences between them:

  • weight and size. Brick Oven heavy (600 kg and above), and therefore requires a separate arrangement of the foundation slab.Besides, it takes a lot of space in the steam room (2-3m2).Metal heater, on the other hand, tiny and weighs 40-50 kg (without stones), it can be installed directly on the concrete floor.
  • warm-speed steam. brick oven melts 3-5 hours, but provides even heating and long "preservation" of heat in the steam room.Metal Model - "sprinter", so in just 45-60 minutes Steam is ready for operation.But keep in mind that the unit as quickly cools down and the "sins" uneven heat distribution in the room.
  • Changing climate regime steam. you want to change the microclimate of the bath to your taste?It is easier to do this, having at hand the multi-metal unit with integrated climatic sensors that monitor fluctuations in moisture levels and temperature in the steam room.
  • volume of heated space. Brick Oven profitable for large baths (volume - more than 25 m3), but metal model perfectly fit even in a tiny pair (estimated capacity - up to 25 m3).

On the basis of these distinctive characteristics of the two types of stoves, and you should make your final choice.

Overview fuels for bath fireplace or stove

final stage of our leadership is a review of possible energy sources for selected bathhouse furnace.As brick and metal model of the heater can be operated with fuel:

  • Gas
  • Firewood

gas unit - good buy, but not in every bath really hold gas and require improvement for the cylinder with a reserve of fuelspecial "red zone" in the area (which is also very problematic).

Firewood - a classic bath "genre."Wood burning stoves for bath - it's beautiful, beneficial, and economically.Even the darkness with a reserve of suitable logs a little worried about the fans "live" lights in the steam room.

And finally, electricity - though expensive, but popular energy source for small metal stoves equipped with the latest technology.Their high energy consumption (an average of 2-5 kW / h) is compensated by a variety of facilities in operation: the presence of a remote control and a plasma information screen programming mode.