How to Assemble an Infrared Sauna All By Yourself


With the Covid Pandemic making it risky to walk out of the house, it makes absolute sense to install an Infrared Sauna at your place. If you think it is too difficult and overwhelming think again. It will hardly take about an hour if you have another person to help you out. 

If you are buying a readymade Infrared Sauna, you should get several large boxes delivered to your home on a wooden pallet. Make sure you store this pallet in a covered area that is free of moisture. Your job starts with removing these boxes one by one from the pallet. Here’s how to build a DIY Infrared Sauna at your home:

Selecting the Location

The first thing you need to do is identify a location where you can assemble your sauna. The location should not be near water or in an area that is prone to flooding.  So it is better you don’t choose your bathroom, basement, or pool area.

Another thing you need to consider is the temperature of the room. If it is too cool it will take a long time to warm up. Avoid garages and basements. You can wrap your sauna with insulation, especially if it is located outside.

Make sure there is a 20 Amp electrical outlet which can be dedicated to the sauna. Plug your sauna directly into this outlet without using any extension cord.

Assembling the Sauna

First place the base of the sauna on a flat surface. The surface has to be close to the electrical outlet. Follow the instructions to go ahead with the installation. Make sure each wall of the sauna fits into its place snugly, avoiding any kind of gaps.

Bench Installation

Your next step would be installing the bench.  Make sure the calf heater panel is in its place and the grooves on the side walls are holding it.  The electrical has to be connected under the bench. The bench has to sit directly on top of the calf heater panel.

Fixing the Door

Make sure the door is shut as you move the door panel to its place. Get someone to assist you while doing this as the door panel could be very heavy. Position and place the door panel carefully onto the sauna base. It should get connected to the side walls. Make sure there are no gaps in any of the four corners of the sauna. You can take the help of someone else to do that. Up to two people can do this job easily.

Installing the Roof

Lower the roof onto the sauna carefully and place it on top of the walls. Make sure you get some help to lift the roof. Placing the roof on small blocks of wood might help while attaching the electrical wires. You can remove these blocks and then ease the roof into its place, once the wires are attached.

Finishing Touches

Plug in the electrical connections as per the sauna manual. Attach the door handle but make sure you don’t tighten the screws too much. If there are any extras such as magazine rack or cup holder, install them now.  Plug in the sauna to the outlet. Clean up manufacturing dust if any. Wipe the glass door using a damp cloth.


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