Skuttle F60-2
Skuttle Steam Humidifier 240v 2000w w/Flushing 17 gpd
  13 GPD 17 GPD 13 GPD 17 GPD

The Skuttle model F60-2, 240v 2000 watt. Includes the stainless steel humidifier assembly, manual humidistat, saddle valve, fan control relay, blower safety switch, and mounting frame.

Steam humidifiers provide the most precise humidity control. The steam humidifiers do not require hot air as with the evaporative models that wait for the furnace to run. When the humidistat detects the need for humidity, the steam humidifier is turned on. The steam humidifier has a thermal bimetallic switch that is wired to turn on the furnace blower. When the humidifier is at a steam producing temperature the bimetallic switch closes and turns on the blower.

The 240v plug is a NEMA 6-15P.

Analysis of your water quality and treatment is a necessity to prevent premature corrosion of the heating element.

Skuttle 60-2 Versus F60-2

The Skuttle 60-2 and F60-2 are the same except the 60-1 does not include the automatic flushing timer and water filter. The flushing timer drains the water and allows the humidifier to refill with clean fresh water. Flushing the water clears out mineral build up. Chorine will corrode the heating element prematurely. A carbon filter is a warranty requirement, see our section on water filters & treatment.

Water Quality

Steam humidifier Corrosion problem
Reverse Osmosis filters makes water acrid. Plastic tubing is needed for RO water. It eats copper.
steam humidifier corrosion problem

Corrosion has been major problem with steam humidifiers. The manufacturers blame chlorine and include a charcoal filter. The charcoal filter needs to be replaced once a year to be effective in removing chlorine. Never the less we hear from customers with heating elements showing premature corrosion. On the top left photo is a Honeywell HE440 that was in service for a week.

The Skuttle and White-Rodgers steam humidifiers have been in service for decades. A few years ago they upgraded the heating element. The element is now larger and surounds the float. The float was plastic but now it is stainless steel. Premature corrosion is NOT covered under warranty.

Filters such as reverse osmosis can leave water acrid as shown on the buttom left photo. Acrid water can be balance by calcium treatment, a filter that slowly dissolves calcium in to the water. For steam humidifiers we recommend an expert experienced with your local water to help determine a series of filters and treatment that will balance your water.


Humidifier Reservoir Treatment

Corrosion has been major problem with steam humidifiers which are related to water supply chlorine and minerals.

The NuCalgon 4296-60 primarily used for keep condensate pan drain lines clear can also be used to treat humidifier. Pan-Treat tablets can be used to condition humidifier water in order to prevent odors and deposit build-up.

Pan-Treat is formulated with ingredients proven effective in cleaning and preventing these deposits, and its use will eliminate the extra maintenance costs associated with odors, mineral build up, plugged drains and overflows.

Easy to use and safe, water soluble, non-corrosive, non-toxic and biodegradable. Use 2-4 tablets every four to six weeks as needed. Clean and rinse out the humidifier's reservoir on a regular basis.

Skuttle One Year Warranty

One Year warranty on new Skuttle F60-1/60-1 steam humidifierThe Skuttle warranty for our new steam humidifiers is one year. Our customers simply ship us the defective part. We inspect, test and confirm defective, then we ship back a brand new part.

The failure of steam humidifiers is due to water quality. Hard acrid water or water containing chorine will corrode the heating element sometimes with in months. Mineral deposits having the appearance of barnacles will build up on the heating element. Water analysis to determine treatment is a necessity.

The warranty covers only manufacturing defects.

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