How to Wire a Tylo Sauna Heater

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How to Wire a Tylo Sauna Heater
Wiring your sauna heater is the last step in the installation process. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Tylo first began producing saunas in 1951, when its founder was challenged to build a less expensive and better sauna. Its offerings have since expanded to infrared saunas and steam showers. A sauna heater converts electrical power into heat and steam to create the perfect relaxing environment. These components typically run on 220 volts of power. The power connection has two hot wires: a neutral wire and a ground connection. Wiring your Tylo sauna is simple once you know where to connect the wires.

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Things you need

  • Non-contact voltage detector
  • Wire strippers
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the power off at the home's distribution panel for the circuit you are working on. Confirm the power is off by touching a non-contact voltage detector to the wire's insulation.

  2. 2

    Remove the access panel on the side of the heater, using a screwdriver. Locate the electrical connections inside the unit. If you are unsure as to their location, consult the heater's owner's manual.

  3. 3

    Strip 3/8 inches of insulation off the four conductors in the 220-volt electrical supply wire, using wire strippers.

  4. 4

    Loosen the four electrical connection terminals with a screwdriver. Insert the green, or bare wire, into the terminal marked "ground" and tighten it down.

  5. 5

    Insert the white wire into the terminal marked "neutral" and tighten it down.

  6. 6

    Insert the red and black wire's into the two terminals marked "hot" and tighten them down.

  7. 7

    Ask your local building authority to inspect your installation before turning on the power.

Tips and warnings

  • These directions are for one specific model of Tylo sauna heater. Consult the owner's manual for your unit's correct wiring configuration.
  • Never work around or on live electrical wires. It takes less than one amp to stop your heart.

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