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Old 04-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Wave 3 installation. Clearances??

Boondocking forum seemed to be the proper place to post this.

I have only one spot in my 17' Casita SD that meets the clearance specifications. 4"" side, 30" front and 18" vertical. The vertical clearance might be a problem. When I'm in my easy chair, the heater would be a bit too close to my head. I've already got a thinning problem up there.
So, my question is this. Has anyone fudged the 18" vertical clearance specification with some success? The wall & ceilings are carpet on the Casita.
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You can put a bent sheet metal heat guard on the side that's a bit "short" of clearance. The heat is mostly radiant, remember, so the metal will heat and re-radiate in 2 directions, halving the heat that makes it to your ceiling (or whatever).
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Mount it on a hinge so it can be directed where you want it. It can be secured for travel with some kind of catch.
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I made 2 oak legs (more fun than buying the Wave accessory legs, not only that they match the décor) to keep my Wave 6- 4” above the floor also at a slight tilt. Then installed a 3/8” copper line with a female disconnect on the end. I had a Propane Distributor make up a 3’ Rubber hose with the matching Male disconnect end. Now the Wave can be moved around somewhat during use or during warm weather be removed completely.
A friend of mine mounted his in his hallway using butt hinges on both sides of the mounting board(total of 4 hinges). That way when not in use it was LOCKED to the wall. When needed he will pull the hinge pins from the appropriate side and swing the Wave so it is aimed toward either the Living Room or the Bedroom.
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