This week Cam attempted to build a sauna for his friend Andy. As always, Cam was in over his head, and the sauna ended up scorching Andy and his family. As we never recommend following the advice of Cam, is going to provide safety tips for sauna installations!


Sauna Installations


Whether you are installing an indoor or outdoor sauna, there are many safety considerations. Always hire a professional to do any wiring associated with the installation to ensure it’s done correctly and that the sauna has the appropriate power input.

Before installing a sauna, it’s important to consider your specific needs. Ensure the sauna’s size and heat source are compatible with your requirements. Take into account factors such as the number of people who will use the sauna, the available space, and the anticipated energy usage. This thoughtful planning will help you make the most of your sauna experience.


Indoor Saunas

  • Always install your sauna in a dry space with a flat floor, avoiding a basement if moisture is present.
  • Install a drain to catch condensation.
  • Never place a sauna on a carpet due to the fire hazard and mildew.


Only install indoor saunas on the following surfaces: concrete, tile, laminate, ceramic, and vinyl.


Outdoor Saunas

Always install an outdoor sauna on a flat, even surface, such as:

  • Wooden decks
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • Pressed gravel

It’s always advisable to consult with a professional on sauna installations before doing it yourself!


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