My brother decided he wanted a sauna in his new house so I convinced him to let me also install a TV and sound system in it to make the heat and humidity a little more bearable :)

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In the original house plans there was a large storage closet off the garage where the back wall of the closet actually abutted the back wall of the master bathroom so we built the sauna inside the closet sort of like a room within a room concept where we could still access the exterior and roof of the sauna via the closet door in the garage.  We installed the door to the sauna itself inside the bathroom. Here it is before the tile was laid.
I would really like to see you do an instructables on how to install an all house audio system like you mentioned doing in your brother's place. I want to do this in my house but cannot find any how-to's for this project.
I have a friend that wants me to install a whole house audio system in a new house so when he starts building I will document it and post it.
<p>Funny how I stumbled on your build. About 6 months ago, I installed a TV as well in to my outdoor sauna. I put mine in the changing room, but it can be seen from the hot room as well through the candle window. Before putting the TV in, I was contemplating if it was a good idea for a sauna, but it ended up being great. We gather, watch movies, music videos, or simply landscapes and enjoy the sauna. I have built in speakers in my sauna and the TV just externally plugs in to my sauna stereo which amplifies it through the speakers. I can have it two way-- just the TV speakers, or the whole sauna speakers. Pretty cool. Glad I'm not the only person doing it ;)</p>
<p>Wow very impressive. I'd be worried about condensation on the window to the TV. How did you avoid it? Or do you only have a dry heat sauna no water on the rocks?</p>
<p>You should always use PC (polycarbonate, Lexan, Makrolon, whatever-you-want-to-call-it) as the window material. Glass conducts heat rather well, and thus gathers moisture (and heats up the TV), and normal plexiglass most likely cannot handle the heat without long-term deformations and/or toxic fumes.</p><p>I, for example, used 8mm PC in my 40&quot; TV setup, and I get noticeable condensation only if the temperature is very low and I throw a s-load of water on the stones (the 'Turkish bath' effect). And even then, the 'glass' clears up pretty quickly. I have a short clip of my setup on YT, with full description of all used components. Search sauna + tv + audio, if you are interested.</p>
We never had a problem with the glass window fogging up which was surprising considering it was cheap pane glass and the sauna heater had a steam unit. As long as the back of the TV is exposed to outside ventilation you shouldn't have any problems.
<p>You are right, your setup should not pose any significant condensation issues, no matter what the material of the TV 'window' is. You have a quite big sauna, the stove is of the regular kind, and, located on the same wall as the TV. Also, the TV is fairly low, maybe ~50cm from the ceiling.</p><p>In my setup, however,</p><p>1) the stove is a 6.5kW 'always ready' unit with about 100-120kg of stones</p><p>2) the stove is located on the opposite wall of the TV</p><p>3) the fresh air intake is directly above the stove</p><p>4) the air exit vent is on the TV wall near the floor</p><p>5) the TV is only 20cm from the ceiling</p><p>6) the sauna is less than 8m^3</p><p>In a scenario like mine, you can have quite a low temperature in the sauna, yet massive amount of energy stored into the stones. Throwing water on the stones will (obviously) form hot water vapor that rises up and sucks out cool/cold air from the intake vent. The vapor will then hit the ceiling, traverse it (towards the opposite TV wall, but also to every other direction), and descend. The fresh air sucked from the intake vent will make the condensation effect much more prominent. In fact, the glass door of the sauna, which is perpendicular to the TV wall, will get fogged out all the way to the bottom of the glass (~10cm from the floor), while only the top half of the TV 'glass' (PC, that is) fogs.</p><p>All in all, what I am saying here is that, before making any purchases and design/placement decisions, it is probably wise to consider ALL aspects of your plan, including the size and geometry of the sauna, the type, power, and location of the stove, the placement of the TV and the intake/exit air vents, the temperature handling capabilities of all materials, etc., etc. You should also take into account what exactly it is that you (mostly) want out of the setup. Me, for example, nowadays mostly lie down on a bench and listen to some music while the TV is showing e.g. a football match or a MotoGP race. In my case, it is important to be able to set up the the volume of individual speakers so that the 'focus' of the sound is where my head is. Also, being able to dim different parts of the lights separately is crucial, since reflection to the screen is totally different when I am lying down from when I am sitting up. In retrospect, I probably should have installed also a center speaker, but, as I watch movies in the sauna extremely rarely, I don't think this is an oversight I should lose too much sleep about.</p>
<p>Hello!</p><p>Congrats in the first place! Can you please share more technical details about the overall enclosure? how do ypu avoid consensation and over heat? don't you have temp-transfer between the LCD panel and protective glass? if not glass , what do you recommend? I want to install also a LCD in a sauna. please send me some details on alexjaphet@yahoo.com</p><p>many thanks!</p>
<p>Sauna was the only place with a roof that was free of all that noise and buzz from the outside world.</p><p>Now this is no more &hellip;</p>
<p>it's america. we need tv's in everything. </p>
Howdy! Love the sauna its beyond gorgeous! <br> <br>Enough licking your .... I have some questions for ya. <br> <br>1) Would you ever consider doing a instructable of your or someone else's sauna? <br> <br>2) How does the TV hold up in the conditions of the sauna? <br> <br>3) If you were to build another what would you change about it either during construction of in the end product? <br> <br>THANK YOU!!!
Serious sauna envy here. Never mind the TV, just gimme that sauna! But the TV is definitely the cherry on the sundae.

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