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Old 01-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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240v 1phase steam generator


I'm planing to use a 240v 1phase 6kw steam generator for stem shower
link to the website
saunacore.com/residential_commercial_steam_spa.asp
or
cgi.ebay.com/6kW-Steam-Bath-Generators-Dare-to-Compare-WOW_W0QQitemZ270325617864QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_2?hash=item270325617864&_trksid=p3286.c 0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1 30

so there is my question
how to hook it up to the circuit??
it is 240v 1ph.
is there any good read about it???
thx alot

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I'm planing to use a 240v 1phase 6kw steam generator for stem shower
link to the website
saunacore.com/residential_commercial_steam_spa.asp
or
cgi.ebay.com/6kW-Steam-Bath-Generators-Dare-to-Compare-WOW_W0QQitemZ270325617864QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_2?hash=item270325617864&_trksid=p3286.c 0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1 30

so there is my question
how to hook it up to the circuit??
it is 240v 1ph.
is there any good read about it???
thx alot

ps.
I'm working on my own bathroom and I don't want to toast my house
What does the manufacture require? They need to give you more details. I looked at the web site buy didn't find any useful details.
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First off, your links need some work:

Here is the first one, and here is the ebay one.

I get the impression you are in Canada. I'm not sure what the Codes are on these units up there, so you may have to consult with someone familiar with Canadian codes and rules.

That being said, I would think you can supply power to these units with a 30 Amp circuit, fed by a 10-2 cable. 6000 watts @ 240 Volts is a 25 Amp load.

You may need to install a disconnecting means within sight of the equipment and/or protect it with GFCI if required by the manufacturer's instructions.
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First off, your links need some work:

Here is the first one, and here is the ebay one.

I get the impression you are in Canada. I'm not sure what the Codes are on these units up there, so you may have to consult with someone familiar with Canadian codes and rules.

That being said, I would think you can supply power to these units with a 30 Amp circuit, fed by a 10-2 cable. 6000 watts @ 240 Volts is a 25 Amp load.

You may need to install a disconnecting means within sight of the equipment and/or protect it with GFCI if required by the manufacturer's instructions.
I'm in the states but canadian generator suits me best(cheap)
thx 4 all replys
next Q
isn't 30 Amp circuit, fed by a 10-2 cable. a 2 phase
would you suggest any diagram I can look @???
I think I don't understand 1-2 phase difference
thx in advance
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You should really follow the advice given in the other forums and call an electrician. This really isn't a project you should learn electricity on.
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Your house is supplied by "split-phase" So basically we "split" the 240 into 120 for your outlets with the neutral wire. Your going to use two hots for 240 volts, 240 is the full phase, 120 is half.

I would strongly recommend an electrician because of the possible requirements for such installations. Such as gfi, disconnects, etc.

Check with the manufacturer first.

Some people say that an electricians job is easy and any one can do it. That is totally wrong. It takes years of experience.
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You are in over your head call an electrician. You obviously don't even understand the theory of electricity.

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