SAUNA GROWER

SAUNA GARDENERIn a small hozbloke I have in the garden there was a cellar with dimensions 2,2×2,7 m. then, one hot day, the idea to make it a mini-sauna, and also shower compartment. Set in the middle of the pantry wall thickness 100 mm throughout its length – and got two rooms, each size 2,2×1,3 m. found the door from Linden and proceeded to build the sauna.

 

First removed the old “paneling” and then nailed to the walls of the horizontal bars of dimensions 30×30 mm with a step of 50 cm Between them paved the insulation ISOVER KT 40 5 cm thick, and the top – again according to the bars -has secured a special foil (it’s called “foil-thermal protection”). The joints were taped with foil tape. Then covered the walls lime “lining”, the joints covered with battens of the same lime.
 
Room height: 2.5 m – it seemed to me unnecessary. So I decided to lower the ceiling to two meters. It is made using bars of sizes 40x40mm: nailed them around the perimeter with a step of 40 mm, and across their pulled thin wire with a pitch of 15 mm for support of insulation same as walls on top of which two layers of it and laid. Closed the foil insulation and covered the ceiling “lining.”
Floors originally made of wood, but he decided to put more tiles of ceramic granite, robust, water-resistant, cold-resistant, durable material.
 
But first, put down a sheet of tsementnostruzhechnye plates (TSA) with a thickness of 10 mm, roskrow it under the appropriate size and secure it with screws to the floor; in the joints is placed under the sheet a strip of sheet metal. Then laying the tiles on the glue.
 
Setting the frame of the separation wall between sauna and shower in hozbloke (timber 40x40 mm)
 
The installation frame of the separation wall between sauna and shower in hozbloke (timber 40×40 mm)
 
Fragment construction. Left - end wall with horizontal bars 30x30 mm and Packed insulation between them. On the right - side wall, covered with saunas-foil (then it was covered with clapboard). At the top of the ceiling lining
 
A fragment of the building. Left – end wall with horizontal bars 30×30 mm and Packed insulation between them. On the right – side wall, covered with saunas-foil (then it was covered with clapboard). At the top of the ceiling lining
 
Thus, the entire room was closed by the tree and only at the bottom-tiles. At the perimeter of the floor mounted baseboard, ceiling cornice.
 
“Bunk” coated with a special compound Tikkurila all Supi Sauna.
 
Shelves made from boards Abasha. Abachi wood is used for manufacturing in bath and sauna Polokov, benches, stairs, backs, etc. Valued this tree is the fact that in contrast to common in our territory of aspen or Linden tree has an unusual feature – not heated even in high temperature. He thereby gained considerable popularity among fans of baths or saunas. Abash even better aspen and Linden.
 
Set of shelves with one hand on the bar dimensions 50×50 mm, other additional support in the form of racks. Along the entire length of the flanges under the front Board raised the bar dimensions 50×80 mm and covered for him, too, the Board of Abasha. Then all the wood is covered with varnish, antiseptic all Supi Laudesuoja intended for the protection of wood surfaces, namely Polokov in saunas and steam baths. They also covered the floor tiles.
 
SAUNA GARDENER
 
From experience, the width of the flanges should be such that it is convenient and can sit or lie on it, usually 0.5 – 0.7 m (my, based on the width of the boards – 0.65 m). Recommended optimum height of not less than 1.0 m: and laid. The gap between the boards shelves – 5 mm.
 
The furnace itself did not do, and has acquired the Finnish electric heater size 410x280x600 mm. Its power is 4.5 kW is enough to heat premises with a volume of 3 – 6 m3 more than 800°C. I Connected it through the machine wire of 4 mm2, which paved beforehand, hiding it under the insulation. The temperature of sauna is gaining more than 80°C.
 
On top of the furnace is imposed, as is required for such heater, 20 kg of stones. It should be noted that the choice of the stones in the first place you should look for a rock, which makes up the stones, their size, and only then to the form. It is generally accepted that the most suitable for a sauna are the main rocks mined in quarries. For electric heaters are considered the most suitable crushed stones size 40×80 mm. Stones-natural rounded pebbles on consumer properties (heat capacity, resistance to temperature loads, etc.) inferior to the above-mentioned crushed stones.
 
The stove was surrounded by a lattice of “lining”, putting it just 10 cm from the wall. Usually a special insulation between the wooden wall of the sauna and the electric heater is not required. The descriptions for the user said: “For the electric heaters leading manufacturers safe distance from the wooden structures of the sauna are rather small and amount to only a few centimeters.” So they are attractive and that don’t take up unnecessary space.
The importance of ventilation. The most authoritative Finnish experts on saunas believe that the maximum effect from the use of the sauna is achieved in the case if its ventilation provides a six-fold replacement air sauna in the fresh air for hours. If the room in which the sauna is installed, is well ventilated, the air exchange can be realized by proper arrangement of supply and exhaust vents. Therefore, in the area of the stove did a small hole into the next room for “fence” of air, and in front of over polakom – two exhaust, closed bars. Outside they were joined by UK blower are available for with a plug.
 
The result is a very comfortable and functional sauna that you can sit even three, and two spacious wave and the whisk. No need to harvest wood. Temperature regulation: you do not want to monitor it while heating. The smell in the sauna is awesome – on the walls hung bags filled with herbs.
 
Fragment construction. On the ceiling bars 40x40 mm with two layers of insulation, closed top saunas-foil. Bottom - lining
 
A fragment of the building. On the ceiling bars 40×40 mm with two layers of insulation, closed top saunas-foil. Bottom – lining
 
Shelf width 0.6 m - boards Abasha. On the one hand rests on the wall bar, on the other - is mounted on two racks
 
Shelf width 0.6 m – boards Abasha. On the one hand rests on the wall bar, on the other – is mounted on two racks
 
Heater power 4.5 kW dimensions mm. 410x280x600 she laid 20 kg of chipped stones
 
The electric heater power 4.5 kW dimensions mm. 410x280x600 she laid 20 kg of chipped stones
 
Corner shower size 0,9x0,9 m in the shower compartment
 
Corner shower size 0,9×0,9 m in the shower compartment
 
Now a little about the second room — the so-called shower compartment. Despite its modest size – 2,2×1,3 m, and it fit without crowding, all that is necessary for soul. This included a shower area size 0,9×0,9 m. Horizontal water heater TERMEH 80 l were placed near the ceiling, so the usable space it doesn’t take. In the attic, installed a pumping station with a surface pump and accumulator to reduce noise and vibration placed on the rubber sheet with a thickness of 10 mm on the two interconnected drums of 220 liters each with ball valve and float – overflow protection. Wiring made of a metal-plastic pipe 1/2”.
 
In the shower floor covered with linoleum, and where the shower area is adjacent to the walls, used PVC panels, but it was insufficient protection against moisture (splashes still a lot), so tightened the screws around the perimeter of the strip of linoleum.
 
For four years the sauna -and no hassle to operate. A pleasure!
 
V. YANKILEVSKY

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