I think I screwed up my hopes for a Steam Shower... Actually, I know I did...

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  1. JT23

    JT23 New Member

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    Building a house and the plans were in place, the framing was done and the windows were ordered when I got the GRAND idea to do a Steam Shower. So, I notified my builder that what was to be a walk-in shower will now be a Steam Shower. So, we are proceeding as such. Now I'm doing research and here is the big mistake that dawned on me today... I insisted on having a casement window put in my shower when we first worked with the architect. So, when I was there today, looking at the installation of my Window in what is now to be my steam shower, I had a revelation... I have a wood-framed window in my steam shower. Oh gosh! That isn't going to work! No one caught that. I really want the natural light, but the more I research the more I realize I really should not have a window in a steam shower - especially one that opens and closes and is in a wood frame. The more I look and read, the more it sounds like I should can my steam shower plans or remove the window. The light in the shower from the window is very important to me. I want natural light in the shower. Is is possible to have a good-sized window in a steam shower? If so, Do I need to get a different window that doesn't open and close? I would say the light is more important to me than the steam. But I really would like the steam shower. Can I have both worlds? How? Ugh... I need someone like a John Whipple to tell me what he would do... "What Would Whipple do?"... or anyone else who has experience with steam showers and windows. I need to make a decision, and fast. Thanks!
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    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    How about glass block in place of the window.

    John
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    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    FYI - My steam Room is still in the building phase.

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    Awesome!!! Okay - I will call and figure this out. After posting and doing more research until 2 in the morning, I see I need the expert. I will buzz you and we will setup a consult. And then I'm going to race over to my construction site and tell them to HALT on the shower progress... Eek!
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    Done!

    Done! Screwed up - no good shots of the ceiling. Dang! Hopefully we can work with what I've got. Sent to you via email. Thank you!



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    Thank you John! I've got lots of questions - I know you will have the answers! Talk to you in a bit.
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    Awesome phone consult! Thank you John - I have some work to do and I'm glad I do not have to give up my steam shower dream!!! Look forward to the next consultation. THANK YOU!!!!
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    Awesome! I SO, SO, SO appreciate the drawings and specifications. A basic shower design would be new territory for me, the steam shower is really getting "out there" for me. I'm just an old computer nerd turned real estate agent. I need this kind of documentation. Thank you!!!
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