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Old 01-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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My 1962 home has the old wire-wound coil style bathroom heaters in the wall. Size is about 12x15 inches or so. I am looking for a replacement and don't know what to put in the walls.

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Search for in-wall heaters/bathroom electric heaters, etc. at HD or any BB store. They make them to fit pretty much the same, standard openings between studs, so you'll probably be able to find one that will simply replace what you have size-wise.

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Newer heaters may be a different size than those which were common almost 50 years ago. You may have to modify the wall opening to accommodate the new units.
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just don't install under a towel rod.
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just don't install under a towel rod.
Thanks what I've been looking for though, is a recommendation on product brands and type. I'm not changing the position of it.
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My last house I installed a Broan, 1500w
I think it was about 10x14 maybe
It was nice & quiet & put out great heat
Looked sorta like this



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Thanks what I've been looking for though, is a recommendation on product brands and type. I'm not changing the position of it.
I used a Cadet model http://www.cadetco.com/compak_bath_new.php

Certainly easy enough to install and I get plenty of heat from it, I have had it for a couple of years and have been happy.
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I used a Cadet model http://www.cadetco.com/compak_bath_new.php

Certainly easy enough to install and I get plenty of heat from it, I have had it for a couple of years and have been happy.
Interesting ... I was in my local store today & bought a Cadet brand heater. It's larger (six inches taller) than the old one and it didn't come with a wall box. I called them to see if they could sell me a wall box and was referred to Grainger.

So now I'm out $185 and can't find a box for it to go into the wall, so I'll probably return it and go to Lowes. Home Depot didn't have any wall box heaters at all.

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