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Mr Steam Control Panel

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RayWohlfarth
RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,518
My brother called from North Carolina and is looking to see if there are replacement controls for a Mr. Steam bathtub. He called the manufacturer and they said they no longer support the product and suggested he spend $5,000 for a new one. Is this a lost cause?
Thanks
Ray


Ray Wohlfarth
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    What exactly does the control do (all it's functions). Seems like there are enough brains here to figure out a way to build one.

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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Do the buttons still work?

    If not, it might be something other than the control, i.e. power in, fuse, low water, etc.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,256
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    check e-bay, old and obsolete inventory often end up there.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,518
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    @STEVEusaPA I thought the same thing but lots of liability with that tho
    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Not sure I will ask He says it burns the Cr** out of you
    @hot_rod Thanks I will let him know
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    There must be a temperature sensor on the control.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,573
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    I think Ebay is the best option. There are likely several models using the same controller, maybe even other brands I would be curious what the schematic for the steam gen looks like. I've tried reverse engineering proprietary controls like that with little success. Have him take a picture of the nameplate, schematic and control board on the steamer.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,335
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