What makes our tub a quality tub? Our company philosophy states that quality and price must be well-balanced. But what is quality? One person finds a Mercedes Benz car an example of good quality and another person believes VW to be good quality. The concept of quality is subjective, but our tubs are demonstrably different. That’s why we have listed the differences for you below.
When you throw more wood into the stove you want to be able to do that well and safely, without burning your hand. That’s why we have chosen for a wooden handgrip. A self-evident example of quality.
Our stoves are supplied with a chimney cap. This cap also serves as a spark catcher, which ensures that no sparks come out of the pipe. This means that your neighbors are not troubled by showers of sparks. In addition, no rain water gets into the stove. That is important, so the inside of your stove remains dry.
We use Nordic pine; the staves have grown very slowly. A stave thickness can take 80 or more years to grow!
Our larch comes from Siberia. You can see that because the same applies to larch with respect to the tempo of growth and natural impregnation.
Caution: Some companies use the name Siberian larch for other varieties of larch. This has an influence on the price……. but also on the durability. If the wood grows faster you will have trouble with knots, which fall out of the wood easily after some time. Then the tub leaks!
The weight of the water causes considerable pressure on the outer walls and in addition wood, as a natural product, always warps. We have therefore chosen adjustable hoops with stainless steel clamps. For larch and oak we use three hoops because the power of the wood is greater.
Caution: Some companies fix the hoops to the tub with screws. Due to the warping of the wood the screws snap off after some time. This method of fastening the hoops is cheaper in the short term, but more expensive in the long run.
What is better? The stove in or outside of the tub?
Baden van Hout choose for a stove inside of the tub. This guarantees optimal heating. A stove outside of the tub loses capacity through air flow. When a stove is placed in the water the stove gives more heat directly to the water. This means less heating time.
No kneel-stove: The stoves provided by Baden van Hout can be filled with pieces of wood up to 70 cm, but more important, you do not have to kneel to do so! A stove outside of the tub is hazardous, because it can cause severe burns. Trough the cooling effect of the water you can’t burn yourself on a underwater stove.
Our staves have a thickness of 42 mm and have the shape as you can see on the left photo. This shape ensures a maximum of contact between the wood and the water. Staves which have less thickness are less durable, this means that a hot tub with thicker staves has a longer life expectancy. Moreover the pressure of the water is so great that the thin staves sooner or later will succumb under the pressure.
The TÜNNI furnaces work without pumps and no electrical connections are required. You will have no trouble with electrical connections. The furnaces are made of stainless steel. This material guarantees a long life, years of pleasure and carefree use. Tests have shown that other types of metal, such as aluminium, do not meet the requirements because the metal is too soft. During intensive use, aluminium can become warped.
The stoves are supplied with a generous water-inlet. This creates maximum contact surface for heat exchange between stove and water. By positioning the channel slightly inclined, the natural flow of the water is strengthened.
All our fasteners are made of stainless steel. This ensures durability under all climate conditions. Even after years of use the fasteners remain reliable.
When your tub is almost at the right temperature, it is handy to give the finishing touch to the temperature by means of our adjustable air inlet. This ensures that the tub is not too hot and during extreme cold extra heat can easily be generated.
Extra air ducts have been fitted in the stove, which ensure optimum draught for the fire. The fire sucks the air in, as it were, and the warming-up process is accelerated by this natural draught.
You are protected in the Tünni by a wooden compartment. This means that you can never burn yourself. On request we provide the divider with vertical bars so that children cannot climb into the tub. For even more comfort and convenience you can opt for one or more of our other accessoires.
The wood-fired hot tub
With a TÜNNI (hot tub), your leisure time takes on a whole new form. Bathing in the Summer or the Winter, no matter the weather, it is possible. The combination of the warm water, the open air and the atmosphere takes you into a whole new world. A Tünni is environment friendly because it requires no chemicals or electricity. The water is heated by means of a stove. A Tünni is an excellent product, durable and of a high quality.