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Old 12-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #121
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You can see I am a novice poster. I was trying to ask a question attached (I thought) to Jim's post of 09/02/12 about RV rain gutters purchased from Camping World. Sorry for any confusion.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #122
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This is the unit I used in the 17B (Model #1210); it only requires 4" clearance to the floor as noted at the bottom of the page in the center. I guess I should have put a model number on the post to clear up any confusion! Sorry.

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Thanks for that info , I think that may have been one of the models we were looking into on line - but did not find available for delivery to Canada . The only supplier we found for King Heaters here in Calgary was Lowe's . The model they were willing to bring in was the one with 8" clearance to the floor . So we went ahead and got the Broan 174 . We really do appreciate your original post - had never crossed our minds that one could find an electric built in - we really prefer that for heat . Also love - love -love your photos . Thanks
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #123
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Did you use the off white or ultra white rain gutters from Camping World?
UltraWhite, the off white is darker.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #124
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Jim, I like your installation of the Broan heater and am considering doing the same in my 19' Escape.

In reviewing the Broan 170, the instructions state to mount the unit at least 6" from the floor. The unit is 9-1/4" and the Escape bench is 15" tall. It appears from your pictures that you mounted the unit centered between the floor and the top of the bench. How far from the floor did you mount the unit? Have you experienced any trouble given the sizing? Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #125
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For tighter spots, the King PAW 1215 uses a 12 1/2" x 6" box, and can be mounted 4" off the floor. Click on photo for link.



HERE is the installation manual for it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #126
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I have not experienced any problems, perhaps the manufacturer was referring to carpet, but the vinyl floor has nor melted yet.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:45 AM   #127
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Jim, that's good to know. Also, you you center the heater mid-way between the floor and the top of the bench?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:01 AM   #128
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I built a frame of 1x4 wood that is screwed to the existing bench frame and the heater is then screwed to the frame. I wanted some extra support due to the size of the hole and this frame should help reinforce the area around the hole.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #129
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Jim, that's good to know. Also, you you center the heater mid-way between the floor and the top of the bench?

Sorry, it should have read: "Also, did you center the heater mid-way between the floor and the top of the bench?"

I didn't see any way to edit the post, so I just made this correction
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #130
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If you do not have the opening cabinet option at the end of the dinette, that place would be a better location (I have the door, otherwise that is where I'd mount the heater) because it faces the door which is a cold point in the trailer. I'm surprised Escape does not insulate the door, it is hollow and could easily be drilled and filled with foam. Another modification on my list to do.....
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