What kind of stove to choose
For centuries, the bath was considered in Russia an indispensable attribute of any settlement. People could not imagine life without a bath. However, the love of baths is an international phenomenon and is spread all over the world. After all, in addition to the Russian steam bath, Finnish saunas, Turkish baths, Roman-Irish baths and the Ofuro Japanese bath are widely known.
Russian bath for all time of existence has not changed significantly.
The classical bath is divided into two rooms – a steam room with a stove and sun beds and a waiting room. The stove is made of brick or stone, and the rest is done in aspen or oak.
There are paired by the presence of the chimney. In the baths with chimney stove can be heated during washing. In the absence of a chimney, it is necessary to extinguish the stove and ventilate the room before washing. In our time, such baths are quite rare. But thanks to the smoke, the service life of such baths increases.
The most important component of the bath is the stove. Structurally, a sauna stove for sauna differs from house furnaces. Kamenka has a huge heat capacity and the ability to quickly heat a room. To obtain dry steam is best suited massive masonry oven.
Because of the high cost of the masonry furnace, they are not widely spread. Furnaces made of metal in the factory way are more available. Therefore, they are often used in the construction of baths.
Furnaces Kamenka presented in the segment of the market have the pig-iron or steel case. The furnace is equipped with a metal tank filled with stones. This fireplace is necessary for heat storage. Some models are also equipped with a tank for heating water for 20-30 liters.
Furnace furnace is performed either with or without grates. Wheelless firebox is easier to maintain and is more economical. But the fire grate has a blower, which allows you to create a powerful flame, adjusting the cravings. This allows you to quickly warm up the room and the stone tab in the fireplace. Also in such furnaces use of damp wood is possible. But it is necessary to put only high-quality fuel in a steamer-free stove.
In some stoves, a heated air distribution system is used. The system uses housings that contribute to the strong heating of stones and low heating of the furnace walls. This makes the oven safer.
The stone lining of the furnace performs the function of a screen that protects the infrared radiation of the hot furnace body.
Modern stoves are equipped with spark-extinguishing devices, thanks to which there are no sparks in the chimney. But in stoves, thermoses made in Finland, you can set the standby temperature for stones.
In addition to wood stoves for the bath, electric and gas stoves-heaters are produced. Often, electric heater is the only possible option to create a bath in the apartment. Available models of electric ovens and remote control. The gas furnace for a bath is good the high speed of heating and cheap fuel. Gas is much cheaper than electricity.
When choosing a stove for a bath, pay attention to performance. For each model, manufacturers indicate the amount of steam. It is desirable that he corresponded to the desired volume. In addition, pay attention to the shape of the furnace. More elongated shape is designed for installation in the wall. In this position, the stove, it can be heated from the next room.