Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stoves
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Why A Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stove?
Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stove Specs
By Definition taking a sauna is a steam bath taken in a Finnish manner. That’s exactly what both our wood and electric sauna stoves do for you, provide excellent heat and a great level of steam. Be ready to move down off the top bench when using a Kuuma sauna stove.
Ask someone who owns or has already tried a Kuuma sauna stove and you will see why they are recognized for their quality design and providing an unmatched sauna experience!
Read about all the benefits of saunas and a lot more general information, including how to build your own at http://www.saunatimes.com.
Building a Sauna
Sauna Plan A (each square is 3″, so 4 squares is a foot)
Sauna Health Benefits
Sauna Usage Tutorial
StokeYard Mobile Sauna (Fantastic Pictures)
$1,125 – Small Kuuma Sauna Stove:
14″ wide, 18″ deep, 32″ tall
Stove weight with fire-brick is 375 pounds
Shipping weight: 400 pounds,
pallet/carton size 24″ x 29″ x 36″ tall
$1,275 – Medium Kuuma Sauna Stove:
18″ wide, 18″ deep, 32″ tall
Stove weight with fire-brick is 405 pounds
Shipping weight: 450 pounds,
pallet/carton size 37″ x 24″ x 36″ tall
$1,499 – Large Kuuma Sauna Stove:
18″ wide, 23″ deep, 32″ tall
Stove weight with fire-brick is 455 pounds
Shipping weight: 500 pounds,
pallet/carton size 37″ x 24″ x 36″ tall
All Kuuma wood-burning sauna stoves take a 6″ black 24 gauge stove pipe that should then transition into a class A stainless steel type of chimney pipe.
Please see the operators manual for recommended set-backs from combustible materials.
$125 – Throat Extension 8″
$150 – Throat Extension 12″
A throat extension (also known as a through-wall) is a great option if you wish to feed your sauna stove from your changing room or from outside the sauna building. We offer an 8″ throat (as installed on the stove in this picture or a 12″ (standing next to the stove). 12 inch is normally used for log cabins or rock foundations that are extra thick. It is a very good idea to also add an ash-pan option if you use a throat extension to make it easier to remove the ashes.
**No Throat Extension available on small sauna stoves. If you want to do an external feed you need to go up to a medium, because you lose 25% of your heat with the external feed.**
$165 – Ashpan
Ashpan clean-out. Includes a slide-out ash pan with a cast iron ash grate. Ash removal made simple and clean.
$345 – Hot Water Coil
The hot water coil gets mounted to the side of the Kuuma Sauna Stoves. This coil can be mounted on either side – please specify which side when you order.
The hot water coil is then covered with an exterior shield. Simply solder 3/4 inch copper fittings to attach to your hot water system.
$315 – Glass Viewing Window
Ceramic window easily resists heat and tends not to attract black soot. Window size is 5″ x 8″.
$75 – Single Heat Shield
$80 – Extended Heat Shield
Heat Shields are available for the sides and back on all sizes of Kuuma Sauna Stoves. They simply hang on steel tabs from the top edge of the stove.
$345 – Stainless Steel Hot Water Tank and Cover (12 Gallon)
$400 – Stainless Steel Hot Water Tank and Cover (16 Gallon)
12 gallon tank fits small and medium Kuuma. 16 gallon tank fits the large Kuuma.
Frequently Asked Questions-
Is the metal heavy enough to prevent warpage?
Yes, it’s constructed of 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ plates.
Is it brick-lined and baffled?
Yes, it is brick-lined to prevent warpage, and coupled with the baffle, enhances the burning of gases.
Is it an air-tight stove?
Yes, the only air it gets is what you set on the carburetor. The doors are sealed for airtightness.
Can you heat water for bathing at the same time it heats the room?
Yes, with the optional 12 or 16-gallon stainless steel hot water tank, water heats very quickly.
Can you see the fire?
sauna experience even more romantic and enjoyable.
What size room will it heat?
stove is for up to an 8 x 8 x 8 room, the medium is for up to 10 x 10 x 8, and the large is for bigger saunas.
What length of wood works best for each sauna stove?
sauna stoves. 20″ wood lengths for the large sauna stove.
Can you load wood from outside of the dressing room?
Yes, the 8″ or 12″ optional extensions are used to go through the wall. We don’t recommend this because an outside feed adds about $1,000 to building construction cost, and you also lose 25% of the heat from the stove, so you need also to upsize one stove size. Almost all stove damage we’ve ever seen due to overheating has been because the draft isn’t properly managed because the control isn’t in the hot room. If you still want an outside feed knowing this we will be happy to build it for you.
What are the Clearance Requirements (Meet UL standards for insurance)?
- Using a heat shield, you need a 7″ clearance from the shield on the stove to a non-combustible shield on the wall with a 1″ air gap behind it.
- If you have heat shields on your sauna but not on the wall or vice versa, you need an 18″ clearance.
- If your ceiling is 7’6″ or less, a 3’x5′ heat shield on the ceiling with a 2″ air gap above it is required.
- Without heat shields or non-combustible surfaces, you need a 36″ clearance.
When I purchased my Kuuma Wood Sauna Stove from you in the summer of 2008 - I figured i'd give it a few years of use - and Then decide if I wanted to send you a glowing review of it. Well - after my 3rd winter of regular use on it - I can't say enough good things. I absolutely love the stove for a number of reasons.
- It burns incredibly efficiently. Starts with very little smoke and progresses to No smoke and burns very efficiently with excellent heat output.
- The chamber and exhaust design is such that it puts no sparks out the chimney at all. Not sure if this is intentional or a byproduct of the burning efficiency of the design - but the way the stove exhausts above the door - moving the hot air under the rock carriage - and out the flue at the rear - provides not only excellent heating - but in three years I have never been able to see a spark coming out the chimney - and I burn a lot at night.
-The actual design of the doors and hinges makes them very easy to remove for maintenance. I have found it desirable to hit the stove doors with some hi-temp paint every couple of years for aesthetic reasons. I have come to appreciate greatly the many small design decisions you've made to make this very easy.
- I have learned how to manage the temperature of the room and can run it as low or as high as i like now - From the 155 degree high humidity that my wife likes - to the 220+ very dry runs that I enjoy on a cold snowy night. You have built an absolutely incredible stove - and I thank you for it. I'm only in my 40's - but I have a feeling the stove will last through multiple saunas and it will be an heirloom passed down to my kids. Thanks,