Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sauna is ON








So after about two years of work, the sauna is up and running. The overall building is not done, a ton of trim work to do and details to finish but the hot room is cooking and we have been using it a bunch. So here are the results of building a large sauna over living rock (slate, greywacke(sp?), granite). Over much speculation the people who voted that the room would take a long time to heat up are correct. The room takes about 2 hours to get up to about 170degrees. Once the rock is warm the room will heat up well over 200 degrees. The Rock stays hot for about 36 hours after a good session. The hottest we have spent time in the room is about 200 and I am starting to acclimatize to it and am already looking for hotter. The large Kuma stove kicks ass, it takes maybe as long to heat up the stove as it does the rock, but again once it gets going it is insane hot. The door handle and pegs are courtesy of Darren Bush at Rutabaga, and the benches were crafted by Ted Klehr formerly of the Ski Hut. The small side room with the rubble rock is eventually going to be the shower area. Anyway, hope you can swing by and have a session.......

2 comments:

dharma bum said...

Looks fantastic. Love how it's built into the bedrock. We'll definitely have to swing by for a session. :D

Adam said...

It's going to be tough getting that trim up. When faced with the dilemma of "go sauna" or "work on sauna", the former wins every time.