Sauna room(s) shall be manufactured by helo® Sauna, INC., 575 East Cokato St. Cokato, MN 55321. The following specifications include design parameters for helo® prefab/modular saunas, as well as for helo® Custom-Cut material packages.
Work to be done by others:
All work set forth below will be included under other sections for the specifications:
For all helo® Sauna types:
For helo® Custom-Cut saunas:
- Finish painting and/or staining of exterior surfaces.
- Subfloor and/or foundation work.
- All electrical work from supply, including connections to control, heater and light.
Code requirements: All materials, components and work shall conform to all applicable local, state and federal building and safety codes, ordinances and regulations.
- Installation of stud walls (or furrings strips) and ceiling joists.
- Installation of insulation between wall studs and ceiling joists.
Type construction: helo® Custom-Cut material packages (for installation on previously framed walls).
Wall framing shall be on 16" centers: Standard framed wall shall have 2" x 4" studs, bottom base plate treated, and ceiling lowered to 84 " I.D. from floor to framing. Existing masonry walls shall have furring strips on 16" centers; metal studs shall have furrings strips-for nailing of T&G wallboards.
Walls and Ceiling: Shall be insulated with R11 rated fiberglass insulation, with foil vapor barrier (foil provided by helo®).
When Ordering: Sauna material package, shall be helo® model CC________. Provide interior dimensions of the framed space, indicate direction of ceiling joists, and swing of door.
Walls and ceiling interior materials shall be 1" x 4" (nominal) V-joint, kiln dried to 12% or less, clear Western Red Cedar or Clear European Alder. Boards to be blind nailed using 5P galvanized nails, or comparable galvanized staples. Wallboards applied horizontally unless specified otherwise.
Type Construction: helo® Panel-Built Sauna Packages (free-standing modular units).
No framed walls are required for helo® Panel-Built packages. Install on any level, waterproof floor.
Wall and ceiling panels shall be framed of 2" x @" framing, insulated with fiberglass batts, vapor barrier of Type C Reynolds Building Foil. Panel interior and exterior shall be lined with 1" x 4" (nominal), V-joint, kiln dried, clear Western Red Cedar or clear European Alder. Optional: panel exterior can be Ό" smooth Luan Plywood on walls to be hidden or walls to be covered with drywall, tile, or wallpaper.
Type Construction: All types-Custom-Cut and Panel-Built.
Benches: Shall be preassembled by helo®. Standard width equals 24". Face and Tops of clear, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar or European Alder S4S, 1" x 4" Cedar (nominal) or 1 1/4" x 4" (nominal) Alder tops with 1/2" spacing. Internal frames of Western Red Cedar or Alder 2" x 4" (2" x 6" framing avaiable for commercial benches longer than 6); internal cross framing of clear 1" x 4" Cedar or Alder. Tops fastened from bottom with stainless steel screws. Bench supports kiln-dried Western Red Cedar or Alder 2 x 4".
Backrests: S4S clear Western Red Cedar or European Alder
Interior and Exterior Trim: Corner and cove molding of clear, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar or European Alder. Panel-Built saunas also include fascia of same material.
Heater Guard rail: Shall be constructed of clear Cedar, Alder or Hemlock, to surround heater. Dimensions shall match UL requirements for proper spacing between heater and guard rail.
Door: Shall be one of four standard helo® types. helo® Model AG 24/80: 20" x 68" All-Glass tempered, bronze tinted with appropriate hinges, latch and door handles, prehung on clear Cedar (or Mahogany) jamb; or, helo® Model DF 24/80: 20" x 68" of vertical grain Douglas Fir rails with sealed, double pane, tempered glass window (15 x 64"), prehung on clear Cedar (or Mahogany) jamb; or 36/80 version of doors above for commercial installations. All doors include handles, casing, iamb, and threshold.
Handicap accessible commercial sauna doors available: Model AG36/80, All-Glass 36" x 80"; or DF 36/80, Douglas Fir 30" x 68"
Sauna Heater: Shall be helo® Model________, sized according to the size room as shown in heater installation guides (see resources). Heater shall be UL listed. Shall include Vulcanite igneous rocks. Optional floor stand available with SO-S/SC models.
Controls: Shall be helo® Model________, UL listed, and matched with heater according to model.
Floor: Floor shall be of cement, ceramic tile, or similar waterproof type (no carpeting). Removable duckboard of Cedar or Alder is provided for walk area in front of benches.
Light: Shall be wall-mounted, UL listed, vapor-proof Progress P5511 or Hubbell B2S-VAR. Frosted white globe with satin finish, neoprene gasket, brushed aluminum base. Ceiling mounted and low voltage lighting available.
Accessories: All sauna packages include standard accessories of thermometer, copper, wood or stainless steel bucket, matching ladle, headrests, backrests, and duckboards. A wide range of additional accessories are available.
Warranty: All helo® sauna room components are warranted for five years (residential). helo® heaters have a five year warranty (one year for commercial saunas) against defects in material and workmanship. Controls have a five year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship. For further information regarding the helo® warranty, please contact helo® or your local authorized helo® dealer.
Design Assistance: helo®s design staff will gladly offer any assistance you may require when designing or specifying sauna rooms and heaters, steambaths and steam generators. CAD design service available.
Handicap Accessibility: Most of helo®s Panel-Built and Custom-Cut saunas can be made handicap accessible. Contact helo for assistance.