Gas furnaces for baths - types, installation rules, the specific operation

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Banya
18 April 2016

What is important in the bath?- Of course, the heat!I would like to room warmed quickly, 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 hot steam.The goal is clear, it requires the implementation.The heart of any sauna - steam, its functionality depends on the choice of a heating furnace.Depending on the type of fuel consumed are electric, classic wood-fired, combined and gas furnace for a bath.Each type of its advantages and disadvantages.Consider now what is a gas stove for a bath.


embodiment of the device a lot of gas furnaces.To understand a person is not prepared in a variety of types and characteristics of the installation is not just to little to clarify the situation consider the 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 gas units ↑

  • production material (stone, brick, metal);
  • by type of fuel used (gas or combined);
  • -type burner;
  • by the method of the device for heating the water tank.

Masonry and gas ovens ↑

Masonry and gas furnaces for baths do not have 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 the beauty of the interior - preserved classic look of old Russian bathhouse.Why, then depart from tradition, you ask?- For the sake of the undoubted merits of gas furnaces - they are well kept warm, uniform heating of the steam room, in addition, the gas as fuel wood is often available.

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 is stone and brick kilns requires some knowledge and skills, so they better take advantage of the masonry stove-maker experienced.

brick oven gas to the bath
Diagram of the brick gas oven

The figure shows a general view of a gas brick oven, with the furnace door (in a classic wood-burning oven model, it is used to load firewood) is heater, heating it is due to the emission of energy from the fuel burnt.The heater is located above the gas burner.

metallic gas furnace ↑

on sale today can see many metal gas stoves, they are much cheaper than brick or stone and metal gas furnaces installed easier.One of the indisputable advantages - compact size, allows you to mount the furnace baths of various sizes, in addition, thanks to the slim metal body of the furnace is very rapidly heated steam.And, importantly, it has the opportunity to choose the furnace necessary capacity for more efficient use of fuel, which means that it is possible to save energy.

When installing metal gas furnace insulation is required.Firstly - insulation furnace floor by a brick layer and the screen of a sheet of galvanized steel, and secondly - insulation from wooden walls, in the third - insulation of the chimney as it passes through the ceiling and roof.

Metal furnace
Metal gas furnace for a bath

Metal furnace can be installed in a few hours, a team of three people, and outdoor decoration will require one working day.

answer to the question "what kind of gas furnace for the bath to deliver better - stone, brick or nevertheless, metal?" Depends on how often assumed to heat 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 stove.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 meter baths have to 252 kilocalories.Multiply by substituting their values, and obtain the required power.You can calculate the efficiency of the unit and, if we take into account how many times per month is expected to heat bath.

Gas and wood-burning stove for baths
Combined oven bath

gas or gas-draw-heavy?↑

By type of fuel used gas furnace for a bath 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, clean gas furnaces are much easier and safer combined.

Selecting important detail - the burner ↑

most complex knot of gas stove - burner, serviceability and stability of its functionality depends on the security of the furnace.Burners in gas furnaces are of two kinds: atmospheric and inflatable.

device of atmospheric gas burners is very simple, the air in the combustion chamber of the furnace is supplied by the draft.Such burners not create noise in operation and does not require electricity, can operate at low gas pressure, but it requires adjustment of the oscillations of the flame.

Inflatable gas burners are very effective, have a forced-air with an electric fan.The undeniable advantage of such burners in comparison with atmospheric - economy and the stability of the gas at a pressure drop in the line.There is a drawback - the reliance on power, in addition, the fan is noisy.Inflatable burner is not suitable for brick kilns, because the fan will need to complete the tightness of the furnace and the chimney channel.This condition is difficult to observe, because the brickwork "breathes" at a pressure generated by the fan through the pores in masonry in the steam can penetrate carbon monoxide.Atmospheric gas burner can be installed on any furnace.

Placing the tank to heat the water
way of placing the tank to heat water

gas stove in the bath brings additional functionality: not only serves to heat the steam room, but also for water heating.For this furnace has a hot water tank, the water in which the heated products of combustion discharged from the chimney.By way of the device for heating water tank furnaces come with placing it above or below the heater, in both cases, the chimney runs through the tank.

As costs for fuel gas stoves electric economical when compared to a gas oven with classic wood - less hassle (no need to cut firewood for the future, to clean the chimney soot and ash shovel).

Those who choose factory furnace arrangement baths, useful information will view the video:

installation of gas equipment on site require strict compliance with all rules and safety standards.To install the necessary natural gas furnace gasification baths.Gas - fuel explosive, the safety requirements are very high, so the room must comply with current building codes.