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Old 02-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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rigid insulation behind wall heater?


I am thinking about mounting a 1000W 120V wall heater on an exterior wall, in my bathroom. Assuming I have room to do so, would it be possible to put rigid insulation behind the heater's mounting box? Could this be a fire hazard?

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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rigid insulation behind wall heater?


Yes, it will be a fire hazard. The smoke when it burns is toxic, the reason fire-fighters first started using oxygen tanks. IRC requires it be covered for fire safety in an attic or crawlspace under most conditions....

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