Kit Construction Details
From Sauna Craft
Use 2" x 4" construction grade spruce studs to frame
the walls and ceiling. If the ceiling span is over 10', use
2" x 6" studs. Unless otherwise specified, for saunas
up to 8' x 8', the walls are LINED HORIZONTALLY and FRAMED
VERTICALLY. Frame the walls at 16" on center. Frame or
strap the ceiling to an inside height of 82-1/2". Frame
the ceiling so that the cedar will run the shortest direction.
Provide extra blocking for bench supports and heater.
Electrical rough-in of heater, control and light should be
done at this time. If using a remote thermostat (TPT-3 or
EPC-9), the thermostat should be installed on the wall outside
the sauna.(See heater specifications and control wiring diagrams
for wire and breaker sizes.) Hook-up of the heater and light
can be done after the sauna is completed.
The space between the studs in the walls and ceiling is filled
with 3-1/2", R-12 fiberglass insulation.
Foil vapour barrier over the inside edge face of studs over
If lining vertically, strap (1" x 2" or 1"
x 3") over the foil to change direction. Can be used
to create air space, but it is not necessary.
Use the specified lengths of tongue and groove cedar (see
"Material Packing List"). Depending on the actual
inside finished size of your sauna, it may be necessary to
trim these boards. Nail through the tongue only in order to
conceal all nail heads (Blind nailing). Use the 1-1/2"
nails supplied. Install the tongue and groove cedar to the
ceiling first. Start lining the walls at the floor and work
your way up. The first cedar board should be left about 3/4"
off the floor. Cut the last board to fit.
Fasteners supplied are galvanized nails and Deck King treated
screws. All fastening is to be blind nailed.
There are clear cedar 2" x 4" boards for the bench
construction. Depending on the actual inside finished size
of your sauna, it may be necessary to trim these boards. Before
doing any fastening, select the boards to make sure the better
face of the board comes out on the sitting surface. When building
the benches, the better side will be face down as you are
fastening from the bottom. This is so there are no screws
on the finished surface. Use the 2-1/2" treated screws
supplied. If the sauna is 5' or more deep, the top bench is
20" deep and the bottom bench is 16" deep. If the
sauna is 4' deep, the benches will be 20" & 8".
Spacing between the bench boards should be 1/2" - 5/8".
Cedar framed full-length glass door or Solid cedar door with
small window. Pre-hung on ½" x 4-9/16" mahogany
jamb. DOOR OPENS OUT. Standard size 24" x 74". Rough
opening is 26" x 76-1/2".
Sauna Craft heaters can be mounted in the corner or on a straight
wall. Tylo Sauna Heaters are designed to mount on the straight
Install the heater guard with a 4" clearance around the
heater extending about 6" above the heater (12 kw &
larger, 6" clearance). Use the 2" x 2" for
the vertical posts and the 1" x 3" (or 4")
for the horizontal rails.
(Included in kits to USA, extra for others) Use 1" x
4" cedar, square edge laid over cedar sleepers. Build
as with benches with good face on walking surface. Top boards
should be spaced 1/2" apart. The sleepers should be placed
at 1'-0" on center.
Commercial saunas should have a drain in the center of the
floor (sloped to the drain) to facilitate cleaning. Most residential
saunas have drains, but it is not essential. Water should
only be used in moderation. It is splashed on the rocks and
For residential, tile is attractive and functional; however
it is also acceptable to leave concrete. Tile the floor and
up the wall 2-3".
NOTE: These are merely short form instructions
for your consideration. The material kit will come with a
full manual including detailed drawings.
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