- Any swingers in? Tell me about saunas.
The stoves can go up to high kW (8+) so make sure you have the wiring size for it.
Other than that, I’d have a crack at it with some insulation, vapour barrier, good pine cladding.
I built a wet room once that we were toying putting a sauna in too, but decided against it in the end.
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good pine cladding.
DEAR GOD NO!
Only one country knows how to do saunas, and I used to live there.
Everything inside needs to be made of birch, and untreated. If the wiring is a problem, consider a wood-fired one. You’ll also need some means of providing cold water for the plunge – if you haven’t got a pool a cold shower works nicely.
gets up to about 65 degrees
Should be 100 degrees.Posted 3 years agoalpinMember
where’s the middle aged wiminz and wobbly bellied blokes?
in Germany…. 🙂
i like occasionally going to the sauna… you honestly don’t tend to look at or think too much about the breasts opposite you (quite a few yummy mummies around at 11 o’clock) for fear of getting wood. once you relax, avert your gaze and ponder the quality of the woodwork or tile grouting it is quite a nice experience.
incidently, there is a “sauna club” about 10 mins from here by bike that is only open after 9pm, has a dressing gown olnly dress code and allows free access to any males accompanied by a female (women get in free anyhow).
no idea what goes on in there… 😉 (i do, but not had the courage to give it a go)Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
I have got one downstairs along with the steam room, it’s a popular spot with me post ride or for just chillin. I’ve got a pool too, depending on the time you go down there depends on whether it’s full of kids or the bikini clad office lovelies that work locally.
Saunas are excellent though too much faff for building one when you’ll only use it 10 times a year.Posted 3 years agomolgripsSubscriber
You could always try a smoke sauna. Just need a shed with no chimney, chinks all sealed up, then a load of rocks with some way of lighting a fire underneath. Stoke up the fire, get the rocks hot then when the fire’s out go in and put water on the stones. Never done that one but they smell awesome.Posted 3 years agoheckler73Member
i have one on end of my gym/bike store/ made from aspen wood, glass door that looks onto 42 inch lcd on wall, 8 kw stove if irc heats up in 15/20 mins to at least 80 and I sit in it up to 120 ish, seats at least 6 and I use it at least 3 times a week, awesome in winter and great post ride or if feeling crap, and yes it was a beefed up cable that was a nightmare to run from power unit to stove……….Posted 3 years agoredstripeMember
bog and sauna shedPosted 3 years ago
From WCA’s donation, adapted/extended to fit in end of a shed, cost a few beers and a bit of extra wood we had lying about anyway, and a day to do. It’s okay and gets used occasionally but the heater isn’t really man enough for the size now I think (was originally 4′ square). It’s a plug in heater so easy but to get the full effect we need a meatier one which will involve hard wiring in properly. Other stuff on ours which is wrong is the shape of it, 8′ by 4′ to fit in the end of the shed so you could lie in it, better being square or round for even heat. Doubling the size from original explains why the heater struggles I know. Also being a cheapskate used some pine tongue and groove we had spare to build out from the original cedar. I know this will eventually warp and split.
So, will we keep it and do properly or just return to more bike storage space, who knows. It was good fun to try and cost peanuts – you get what you pay for I guess.
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