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Old 10-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #11
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Here's a link to some pics of a nice sauna bus and other saunas for inspiration:
Erilaisia saunoja ennen ja nyt | Kuvagalleriat | Kaleva.fi
Pics 42 to 44 are of the bus. Pics 47, 48, 50, 52 have ice or snow saunas. Also don't miss the selection of tent, boat and trailer saunas.

Some choose to circumvent the heat and humidity problems with a bus sauna by towing a sauna trailer, personally I'd love a sauna harvester toad like this:
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:48 PM   #12
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Most of my mental work on trying to do it has centred around the enclosure and venting. Besides that have been considering different options for the heat. From traditional firebox to propane, Ac powered steam generators, or maybe near infra red lights. Thus far the latter two options seem more viable with steam in the lead, though there's a long way to go yet, and more research to be done. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #13
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Kutter, thanks for the link, while most of the pictures are of larger or temporary structure, #16 shows a small space with a tiny heat source, so now I have a sense of scale. Thank you.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:26 PM   #14
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Picky picky CC. We know if Kutter says there is a bus conversion in Finland with a sauna then the other one doesn't have one. Just kidding Kutter.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:00 PM   #15
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I want to look at pictures. Look at the nice pictures on the link.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:35 AM   #16
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The scene I'm seeing in pick #16 is a heat source with a surface area of about 12" maybe 16" by roughly 6". Small but effective.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:08 PM   #17
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Pic 16 shows a small apartment sauna with an electric heater in the 2 - 4 kW range. Electric sauna heaters are compact and simple to install, but also harsh and lack character. A infrared solution might be better if you were to go with electric, although infrared heaters won't give the traditional sauna experience they save you the steam problem. Other eccentric alternatives include diesel or propane heaters, but you might have to build those yourself.

Electric is of course only truly an option if you normally have shore power. You could partially hide a diesel or propane heater under the bus to save space and just leave the vital pile of rocks inside. The bigger the pile, the better the sauna.
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In my opinion, you can't beat wood heat in a sauna. I wouldn't even consider anything else.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:18 PM   #19
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Yeah the near infra red isn't quite the same, though some say the wavelengths involved are beneficial. I'd much prefer steam. I'm thinking something like this:
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