Hi and thanks for reading,
I have always wanted a steam bath, but I never wanted to pay 3500 to 7000 for one. So I got bored and tried to make one. It turned out good, very simple, lots of steam, but only for an outdoor environment. It is also very portable, so its easy to pack up and take to the cabin!
Step 1: Materials
1 outdoor turkey frier
1 large stock pot with lid
1 10' length of 1/2" inside diameter automotive heater hose
various plumbing fittings (I dont know what they were called, i just went to the hardware store and looked for what will work)
1 hose clamp
1 tent or similar (I used my hunting blind to try it out)
Step 2: Making the Boiler
Take the lid off the pot and drill a hole for the fitting to attach the hose. See pictures.
Now the hard work is done. lol
Step 3: Time to Have a Nice Steam
Lets take a steam.
First we need to fire up the frier.
Now we take the stockpot and fill 3/4 with water.
I set up blind and laid the end of the hose on the ground inside.
Now wait around 15 minutes for the steam to start and take a nice steam!
Step 4: Safety
Do not leave unattended!
Be careful of any metal in the steam room, they could get hot.
Make sure you are aware of the location and direction of the steam hose.
Make sure not to stay too long, you can get heat stroke or dehydrate.
Be cautious of the floor, the steam might make it slick.
Step 5: After Thoughts
AHHHHH, I just enjoyed a nice 15 minute steam.
I was thinking, in the steam bath ;) , that almost any small enclosed area could be the steam room, a small shed or a tent. I also thought that the turkey frier is not necessary, setting the stock pot above a small fire could also work (more caution would be needed with a fire).
I was also very surprised how little water was used, I only boiled away about 1 liter of water.
It's not the most elegant looking steam bath but I hope some people can enjoy my silly idea, have fun and be safe.
Thank you for reading.