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Old 06-28-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Mounting Broan Heater

This is how I mounted the Broan heater on the 45 degree panel in my 21'. Inquiring minds need to know.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:43 PM   #2
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I would check your installation manual for the mounting height AFF.
Normally the heater has to be mounted a minimum of 6" AFF especially if the flooring is vinyl. Secondly receptacles are not allowed to be installed above electric heaters fan forced , radiant ,or baseboard.
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Just hope the trailer inspector doesn't go by Carl's.
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Actually Carl copied my install which was done in my 21 and viewed by him. Mine was done on the wall closest to the bath to allow heat into the bath area. I do not have the electrical issue nor height issue with my install. This was also done in my 19' Escape previously. In this picture you can see the 2/4/6/8 hour timer I installed to control the power to the heater.
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Jim , evidently knows how to read and follow the installation instructions .
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:17 PM   #7
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I would check your installation manual for the mounting height AFF.
Normally the heater has to be mounted a minimum of 6" AFF especially if the flooring is vinyl. Secondly receptacles are not allowed to be installed above electric heaters fan forced , radiant ,or baseboard.
The original receptacle is now a timer that controls the heater. The issue in the code is due to electric cords plugged into the receptacle. I am going to swap the timer for a line voltage thermostat to get better control of the temperatures. After extended running, the floor doesn't really get warm. The directions do call out 6 inches, but that is not an issue in practice.

Probably the biggest concern is letting bedding hang down in front of the heater. We use a Tavasak and that stays in check pretty well. I am not sure how sheets and blankets do. In general I like the setup much better than a cube heater that can get pointed in any direction sitting on the floor. For that matter items tend to get stashed in front of the furnace under the dinette if you are not careful. Common sense must be used with any heat source.
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Yes, I agree . For the 19 I'm switching to a wall mounted electric heater
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or this one Econo-Heat 400-Watt Wall Panel Convection Heater-603 - The Home Depot
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Jim , evidently knows how to read and follow the installation instructions .
Unfortunately I ended up with a door where Jim installed his heater. Surprise by ETI. I feel comfortable with my installation. If I was ordering a 21' now, I would request no door so I could follow directions more closely.
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Yes, I agree . For the 19 I'm switching to a wall mounted electric heater
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