Gas furnaces for baths
What is important in the bath? - Of course, the heat! I want to bath quickly warmed, well-kept warm: to warm the bones could be as follows, to relax body and soul. Even in ancient times people knew the healing properties of the hot steam. The goal is clear, it requires the implementation. The heart of any bath - steam room, its functionality depends on the choice of a heating furnace. Depending on the type of fuel consumed are electric, classic wood burning, gas and combined the furnace for a bath. Each type of their advantages and disadvantages. Consider now what is a gas furnace for a bath.
- Principles of classification of gas appliances
- Stone and brick oven gas
- Metal gas furnaces
- Rules for calculating power
- Gas or gas-draw-heavy?
- Selection of important detail - torch
Variants of the device a lot of gas furnaces. To understand a person is not prepared in a variety of types and installation features not just to little to clarify the situation, consider types of gas furnaces for baths, their design features and specifications. All gas furnaces for baths can be divided into several groups.
Principles of classification of gas appliances
- for the manufacture of materials (stone, brick, metal);
- by type of fuel used (gas or combined);
- on the type of burner;
- a process tank for water heating device.
Stone and brick oven gas
Stone and brick gas furnaces for baths nothave significant external differences from the traditional wood-burning stoves, in fact, this is the wood-burning oven, a converted gas. Construction of bath stone or brick oven gas is absolutely not to the detriment of interior beauty - retained the classic look of old Russian baths. Why, then, to depart from tradition, you ask? - For the sake of the undoubted advantages of gas stoves - they are well kept warm, uniform heating of the steam room, in addition, the gas as fuel wood is often available.
The drawback of these furnaces - a long warm-up. Stone, in contrast to the brick has a better thermal conductivity, because stone oven heats up faster than a brick. The device of stone and brick kilns requires specific knowledge and skills, so their masonry is better to use the services of an experienced stove-maker.
The picture shows a general view of the gasbrick oven, with the door of the furnace (in the classic wood-burning oven model it uses to load firewood) is stove, its heating is due to the radiation of energy from the fuel burnt. The heater is located above the gas burner.
Metal gas furnaces
On sale today you can see manymetal gas stoves, they are much cheaper than brick or stone and metal install gas stoves easier. One of the indisputable advantages - compact size, allows you to mount the furnace in baths of various sizes, in addition, thanks to the slim metal body of the furnace is very quickly heated steam. And, importantly, there is a possibility to choose the furnace necessary capacity for more efficient use of fuel and, therefore, have the opportunity to save on energy resources.
When installing metal gas furnacesinsulation is required. In the first place - the furnace insulation from the floor using a brick layer and a sheet of galvanized steel screen, and secondly - insulation of wood walls, in the third - the chimney insulation as it passes through the ceiling and roof.
Metal furnace can be installed in a few hours, a team of three people, and for outdoor decorative design requires one working day.
The answer to the question "what kind of a gas stove for bathsdeliver better - stone, brick, or, still, the metal "depends on how often assumed to sink bath. Brick, or the more stone oven - heat, massive. This oven is advisable to choose, if you plan to frequent use of baths. If the bath is to be used occasionally, periodically - it is better to choose a metal furnace. However, do not forget about the dimensions, for comparison, the weight of a brick oven - 750 kg minimum weight of metal - 45 kg.
Rules for calculating power
How do I know the power required? - By simple arithmetic calculations. All depends on the area, to be exact - on the volume of the space. According to the norms of 0.4 cubic meters baths accounts 252 kilocalories. Multiply by substituting their values, and obtain the required power. It is possible to calculate the efficiency of the unit and, if we take into account how many times a month is expected to heat bath.
Gas or gas-draw-heavy?
gas furnace By type of fuel used forBath can only be a gas (uses natural gas or LPG) or combined (except gas can operate on solid fuel). Combined universal oven, allow to use wood for their work, which has a positive effect on bannuyu atmosphere. Versatility - an undeniable plus, but there are also negative - large size, which greatly complicates the installation of combined ovens. With regard to operation, purely gas furnaces are much easier and safer combined.
Selection of important detail - torch
The most difficult knot gas furnace - burner on the serviceability and stability of its functional safety of the furnace depends. Burners in gas furnaces are of two types: atmospheric and inflatables.
The device is very atmospheric gas burnerssimple air enters the combustion chamber of the furnace by the draft. Such burners no noise in operation and does not require electricity, can operate at low gas pressure, but it requires a flame oscillations force adjustment.
Inflatable gas burners are very efficient, haveforced air flow by means of the electric fan. Indisputable advantage of such burners, compared with atmospheric - efficiency and stability of the drops in the gas line pressure. There is a drawback - the reliance on power, in addition, the fan is noisy. Inflatable burner is not suitable for brick kilns, as for the fan you will need a complete sealing of the furnace and chimney channels. This condition is difficult to observe, because the brickwork "breathes" at a pressure created by the fan through the pores in masonry carbon monoxide can enter the steam room. Atmospheric gas burner which can be installed at any furnace.
Gas stove in the bath brings additionalfunctionality: not only serves to heat the steam, but also for water heating. For this furnace has a hot water tank, the water in which the heated products of combustion discharged through the chimney. By way of the device for heating the tank furnace water come with placing it above or below the heater, in both cases, the chimney runs right through the tank.
As costs for fuel gas furnace economicalelectric, gas oven when compared with classic wood - less hassle (no need to cut firewood for the future, to clean the chimney soot and ash shovel).
Installation of gas equipment on the site demandsstrict compliance with all safety rules and regulations. To install the natural gas furnace gasification is needed bath. Gas - fuel explosive, safety requirements are very high, so the room must comply with current building regulations.