Steam generator info please?

(David OKeefe, 5 Star Google/Yelp Rating Lic. # 16000038229) #1

Found what I think is a steam generator under a bathroom sink. I am not familiar with this. I tried to find information on the company but I think the Co. is out of business. Does someone have info on this? A site that has info or year made? Thanks for any help.

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(John Kogel) #2

Drain is leaking onto the electrical j-box, yikes. I think I'd call for removal for safety reasons. At least it's in a pan. :p
Nope, never seen one of those before.

John Kogel
www.allsafehome.ca

(Joe Funderburk, CMI) #3

I suspect it's an electric tankless water heater for the bathroom sink.

(Brian E. Kelly, AZ Cert. # 60234) #4

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Leisure Steam
264-E N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
800-436-0391; fax: 760-436-1845

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Looks like an old steam generator for a sauna or steam shower. Even if it operated for me at the time of the inspection I would probably recommend evaluation by a plumber familiar with steam generators.

(Bruce M. Graham, III, CMI) #5

That unit does not look like it has a drain hooked up, if not these units will get clogged up with calcium, I have worked on a lot of "Amerec" units in the past.

(David OKeefe, 5 Star Google/Yelp Rating Lic. # 16000038229) #6

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Looks like an old steam generator for a sauna or steam shower. Even if it operated for me at the time of the inspection I would probably recommend evaluation by a plumber familiar with steam generators.
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That's what I think also. I did call for a plumber. That gray box on the right is a transformer for it. Should have an electrician look also. Would be easier just to remove it. Here's some info on the generator.
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,20165598,00.html

(David OKeefe, 5 Star Google/Yelp Rating Lic. # 16000038229) #7

Here is a pic of the label on the transformer.

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(Linas Dapkus, CMI) #8

I came across a steam generator a few months ago but it was for a Bosch wash machine.