Does the unit come in one piece or in panels?
All units come in panels. The great thing about our Stand Alone Steam Showers is that they are pre-assembled with pre-drilled holes. You can move any of the units through a standard 32" doorway for easy access into remodeled homes, basements, and other unique situations.
Can I fit the parts through a standard doorway?
Yes, all units can fit through a standard 32" doorway. Even units with a whirlpool tub will fit through any space larger than 26".
What type of Electrical Connection and Breaker will I need?
220v with a 20amp dual pole breaker GFCI Breaker.
Can I use existing 110V wiring?
All of our steam showers run on 2 wires. A brown and blue with no neutral. This means you can use our 220V on your existing 110V wiring but you would need to use a 20amp dual pole breaker GFCI Breaker.
I would like to place on the second floor, will there be a weight problem?
The unit is about 500 lbs.+water and your weight, and that is definitely a case by case type question. Please consult your contractor based on the weights we have provided.
How many HOT/COLD Connections are required?
Regardless of the number of showerheads, all units have one hot/cold connection.
Where is the HOT/COLD Connection located?
The connection is located behind the shower hot/cold controls which differ per unit.
For the Mesa 500XL, this would be a center control panel unit. Normally the hot/cold is about 30" from the floor on the back of the unit. Flex hoses are included for easy hookups no matter where your current hot/cold is located.
Refer to the listing page of each steam shower for the exact location which can be seen in the diagrams towards the bottom of the page.
Where is the steam generator located?
The steam generator is located underneath the tub and on certain units, it is placed on the back of the unit. All generators are mounted to the frame or screwed to the back of the unit so that they do not take up a room beyond the dimensions of the shower. All of the steam showers will sit flush against the wall.
Do I need an access panel?
The steam showers are designed to be free-standing units so that in case of an issue behind the unit, you can easily slide the unit away from the wall for access. The plumbing and the electrical connections are flexible so that you can easily make this happen. If at all possible, an access panel is a terrific option in case of any future issues.
We recommend having a minimum of 24" of space for future maintenance if you do not have an access panel.