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178Wall Heater, White, 1000/2000W 240VAC, 750W/1500W 208 VAC.

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  • This wall heater is perfect for bathrooms, entryways, or other small areas where you need added warmth on demand. Factory wired at 2,000W, at 240V AC, it can be easily converted to 1,000W at 240V AC for added versatility.

    • White grille has downflow louvers to direct heat gently toward the floor and a one-piece design with baked enamel finish for durability
    • Adjustable, front-mounted thermostat offers a simple way to control the level of heat
    • Rapid warm up time due to an efficient Alloy heating element that provides comforting heat in seconds
    • Heater may be recessed or surface-mounted, depending on your application (surface mounting requires Model 84 surface mount kit)
    • Permanently lubricated motor, high efficiency blower wheel, Nickel-chrome alloy heating element and a manual reset thermal overload protector combine to ensure reliable operation and years of trouble free heating. UL Listed for safety.
    • Also available in project packs (171H Rough-In Housing Kit, and 178F without thermostat or 178FT with thermostat Finish Kits) for the convenience of contractors working on multi-unit projects
    • Wall heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat from a wall location and not to take the place of the home’s main heat source
  • How To Size a Room – Quick Calculation

      Moderate Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 10 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 10 = 1,000 Watts

    • Colder Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 15 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 15 = 1,500 Watts

    How To Figure BTU’s

    • Wattage x 3.413 (constant) = BTU’s (British Thermal Unit)
    • Example: 1,000 Watts x 3.413 = 3,413 BTU’s
    • Example: 4,000 Watts x 3.413 = 13,652 BTU’s
    • One BTU is the quantity of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit

    How To Figure Amperage

    • Watts/Voltage = Amperage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 120 Volts = 8.33 Amps

    How To Figure Voltage

    • Watts/Amperage = Voltage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 8.33 Amps = 120 Volts

    How To Figure Wattage

    • Voltage x Amperage = Watts
    • Example: 120 Volts x 8.33 Amps = 1,000 Watts
    • Example: 240 Volts x 4.16 Amps = 1,000 Watts
  • Air Mover TypeFan
    Auto Shut-offYes
    BTU/hr at 120 VoltsN/A
    BTU/hr at 208 Volts5120 BTU/hr
    BTU/hr at 240 Volts6827 BTU/hr
    ControlsBuilt In Thermostat
    cUL ListedNo
    Grille Dimensions - Height9-1/4"
    Grille Dimensions - Width12"
    Heater TypeFan-Forced Wall
    Housing Dimensions - Height7-3/4"
    Housing Dimensions - Width10-1/4"
    Housing FinishOff White
    Housing MaterialSteel
    Number of Heat SettingsVariable
    PortableNo
    Project PackNo
    ThermostatYes
    UL ListedYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts and Amps at 120 VoltsN/A
    Watts and Amps at 208 Volts1500/750 Watts and 7.23.6 Amps
    Watts and Amps at 240 Volts2000/1000 Watts and 8.3/4.1 Amps
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    We bought the broan 59W timer for heater

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    short
    Petrolia CA 95558
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    do you have a wiring diagram to wire the 59W timer to the Broan 178 with 240 volt wire power supply
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    Thank you for your question regarding the wiring on the 178 heater. We need to have you contact Technical Support directly so they can supply you with the instructions you need. Technical can be reached at 1-800-637-1453. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you directly.
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    How do I install a new thermal overload s99030194 on brown 174 heater

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    Norman, OK, USA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 174 wall heater. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Available in black?

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    Sanford, FL
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    We use the Broan 170 in our finished product and want to know if it comes in black.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 170 wall heater. The 170 only comes in white. We have no option for any other color.
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    Can the heater be used with a 15 minute timer switch located 2 feet above the unit?

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    Berkeley, CA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 170 wall heater. There should be no problem using a 15 minute line switchable timer with this unit and locating it two feet above the 170.
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    How do you secure the #170 into an existing wall?

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    Washington, USA
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    Cutting a hole in the sheetrock and securing to one stud is easy, but the other sliding bracket, that is supposed to be nailed to the adjacent stud, is not accesible.
    This is being mounted in an interior wall and i don't really want to cut the wall behind the heater to nail that bracket.
    Is nailing to only 1 stud going to be adequate?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 170 wall heater. To properly install the 170 into a finished wall you would need to cut a larger hole in the drywall than would normally be necessary and patch the wall after the installation is done. It is possible to surface mount the 170 using the model 84 surface mounting kit. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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