Can Model 174 be installed in existing construction with steel studs?
I have 16" on center steel studs in existing construction. Your installation instructions show new construction with wood studs. Is it possible to install in my situation without using kit 84 to mount on the wall instead of within the wall?
you could but the housing would show if it is surface mounted and you would have to drill a entrance hole for #12 wire to come thru the back side of housing. I cut a hole in my drywall the size of the housing next to the stud and slid it in then screwed to the stud.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Where is the fresh drawn into the unit?
How tight can you make the rough-in hole (in terms of fresh air being drawn into stud cavity) and can the rear of the box be flushed tight to the back of the rough-in hole?
Thank you for your question on the model 178 wall heater. The air is pulled into the front right side of the grille and pushed into the room through the left side of the grille. All air is contained within the metal housing of this heater. The metal housing will fit a standard 2 X 4 wall cavity. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
Date published: 2015-06-20