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Making a dry sauna heater with parts from a 120v hot plate Answered

I have a small closed in shower (31" X 31") and have sealed the 6" opening over the door. It makes for a great steam room. However, I love very hot dry saunas. I have been wondering if I could make a small heater placed in the corner with one or more single burner hot plates and stones. I am wondering if this could be done safely if the AC lines are totally protected. I could easily turn of the power when showering. I welcome any feedback.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-02-14

. I don't recommend combining showers with mains voltage, but a ground fault interrupting breaker is a necessity if you must do it.

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NachoMahma (author)NachoMahma2008-02-14

. The NEC (NFPA: 70) will tell you how to do it properly.

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NachoMahma (author)NachoMahma2008-02-14

. Still not what I would call a DIY project

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westfw (author)2008-02-14

Fails the "obituary test." Makes you a candidate for a Darwin Award. Etc.

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